Presidents often struggle in first debates

Oct 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: USA Today

When President Obama steps onto the debate stage Wednesday night in Denver, he'll seek to avoid what might be called "incumbents opening debate syndrome." Presidents seeking re-election have often struggled in their first debates: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

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Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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In other words you can't refute what barefoot stated so you change the subject....Mitt is this you?
No, is what it means is if one changing minds or position was really critical to orcas thinking, she would have dumpted Obama months ago. You all keep up the diversions.......they are helping..........the GOP

uh oh........another self thinker leaves the plantation......

Rapper Shyne endorses Romney...

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Funny how he has lead in the polls for months.
Maybe the American voters see you for the lying Cnt74 you are, eh?
Who knows: maybe draft dodger Romney will get up to 35 percent of voters to like him. There's still time...
Voters seldom engage until about 90 days out........they are engaged and they have seen the news and the debates.......the polls show their thinking.........and it's not left.

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<quoted text>Voters seldom engage until about 90 days out.
Nonsense.

Most of the Democrats made up their mind last November, and even though Romney was the last choice of the majority of Republicans right up until May: by May, ninety percent of voters have made up their mind, no matter what they tell the polls.

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Nonsense.
Most of the Democrats made up their mind last November, and even though Romney was the last choice of the majority of Republicans right up until May: by May, ninety percent of voters have made up their mind, no matter what they tell the polls.
Horse hockey
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Someone needs to look at the final polls. With little over 3 weeks to go until the election the trend is toward Romney-Ryan for President, and V P. After the disasterous Presidential, and Vice Presidential debates the undecideds have joined the Romney team. I tried to tell you this would happen, but barefoot wouldn't listen. How sweet it is!!!

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Someone needs to look at the final polls.!
You are a lying Cnt74.

We won't be asking you for the look, you wouldn't know the truth if it jumped up and bit you on your welfare collecting ass.
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It is over, barefoot. The Democrats can't even steal enough votes to overcome the edge Romney will have in the votes November 6th. Even Democrats are talking about that laughing hyanna, Biden being a clown Thursday. Obama cannot win the next 2 debates. He can barely talk without the teleprompter. You best get off the Computer, and go find a job.

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It's taking days for the White House, and the Obama campaign, to explains Joe Biden's "mispeaking" on the various subjects discussed at the VP debate . Days they really don't have this close to the election.

Obama and Biden, put together, couldn't come up with enough actual facts, let alone reasons, to re-elect them to another 4 year term. What is clear is that they appear out of touch, and in entirely over their heads.

And their continuing waffling over Benghazi smells of cover up. It's clear the people of the U.S. are already suspicious of government. The Obama administration is feeding into that suspicion...after promising to be the most open and honest administration ever.

"Change?"...Not really. "Forward?"...I don't think so.

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It's taking days for the White House, and the Obama campaign, to explains Joe Biden's "mispeaking" on the various subjects discussed at the VP debate
It takes days for the Romney staff to "explain" what Mitt says after he "misspeaks" like when he promises us- according to his health plan- that ALL Americans will have access to health care without regard to previous conditions... and then after the speech, his staff "clarifies" this by saying... well, only if they already have insurance then the insurance company can't cancel it...

Which is already the law of the land.

PS: Biden isn't running for President... Romney is.

Have you found the tax loophole that Mitt will close, yet?

I have asked you a half dozen times.

Which tax loophole is Mitt going to close to make up for the addition five trillion dollar deficit he will cause with his tax cut?

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It takes days for the Romney staff to "explain" what Mitt says after he "misspeaks" like when he promises us- according to his health plan- that ALL Americans will have access to health care without regard to previous conditions... and then after the speech, his staff "clarifies" this by saying... well, only if they already have insurance then the insurance company can't cancel it...
Which is already the law of the land.
PS: Biden isn't running for President... Romney is.
Have you found the tax loophole that Mitt will close, yet?
I have asked you a half dozen times.
Which tax loophole is Mitt going to close to make up for the addition five trillion dollar deficit he will cause with his tax cut?
Apparently, U.S. voters are happy with the Romney campaign's answers, since he's surged into the lead all across the United States.

Biden, on the other hand, merely made the Obama administration appear more distant and unfocused through his debate performance.

Did Obama intentionally keep ole' Joe in the dark about Benghazi? Or did Hillary Clinton keep both Obama AND Biden in the dark? Who is the Obama Administration going to throw under the bus next? They certainly can't blame Bush for this.

Americans died, and Obama lied.

And what's this mythical 5 trillion you are talking about? And what loophole are you talking about? Prosperity is the best "loophole closer" there is, man! Get with the program!

The U.S. gave the community organizer his opportunity. The community organizer failed.

I'm giving my vote to the private-sector businessman.

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Apparently, U.S. voters are happy with the Romney campaign's answers, since he's surged into the lead all across the United States.
Romney has surged many times in the last nine months, putting aside he has only surged among Republicans and only momentarily.. until Republicans gain recognize Romney for what he is: a rich boy of privileged with who will say anything to elected, e.g., his stand on woman's choice that has ranged from pro choice to his current antiabortion position.

Completely opposing position... but don't worry: Republicans don't notice such minor details.

Yet he still lags behind Obama- certainly, where it counts, in the electoral college-and when it comes down to it, the draft dodger is not going to get the votes he needs from the 47 percent of Americans he so despises.

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Cary L Nickel wrote:
Biden, on the other hand, merely made the Obama administration appear more distant and unfocused through his debate performance..
He cleaned Ryan's clock.

He asked (as all of us have asked) for specifics from Romney and we are still waiting.

Which loopholes, flip flopper?

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Romney has surged many times in the last nine months, putting aside he has only surged among Republicans and only momentarily.. until Republicans gain recognize Romney for what he is: a rich boy of privileged with who will say anything to elected, e.g., his stand on woman's choice that has ranged from pro choice to his current antiabortion position.
Completely opposing position... but don't worry: Republicans don't notice such minor details.
Yet he still lags behind Obama- certainly, where it counts, in the electoral college-and when it comes down to it, the draft dodger is not going to get the votes he needs from the 47 percent of Americans he so despises.
But he's never surged into the LEAD, and has never surged into the LEAD in so many swing states!

And while you continue to believe that abortion matters to most women, and not just those leftist women who don't shave their underarms, the rest of women across the nation are abandoning Obama for Romney...because they buy the gas for the grocery getter..and then do the grocery shopping!

Doubled fuel prices and 20 percent higher food prices, while incomes have fallen 4 grand a year, ain't called success.

And you are right: Abortion doesn't matter to most Republicans, because we know we aren't changing Roe v. Wade anytime soon..but we know Obama has failed, right now.

And then there's that whole Libya/Benghazi thing, where Obama is again blaming everyone but himself for Ambassador Stevens and his staffs murders...and then lying about it to boot.

RealClear has knocked back some electoral votes for Obama, because swing states are now swinging towards Romney big time. Only 20 votes separate them now:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/...

So, you go ahead and go down with your loser President. I'm set to last at least 4 more years no matter who wins...but I'm looking forward to a leader who understands the private sector better than any President since perhaps Ronald Reagan.

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But he's never surged into the LEAD, and has never surged into the LEAD in so many swing states!
R0mney hasn't surged into the lead now, and isn't leading in the swing states.

He maintains a firm grasp on second place. The number of states that polls are calling "toss ups" are, to put mildly, a gift to Romney.

This is where to put your money:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/...

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Doubled fuel prices and 20 percent higher food prices,
Two lies.

First, national average of fuel prices have never been higher than they were under George Bush.

NO matter how hard you stomp your feet.

And food prices are no where close to being 20 percent higher.

But I understand: lies are the only thing that you have.

Putting aside, of course, the POtUS has control over neither.

And putting aside the GOP- because they have nothing left- are creating their own "food" list to inflate their calculations.

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And while you continue to believe that abortion matters to most women,
Welcome to the 21st century, the choice issue does matter, especially when women understand Romney's position is to ban abortions.
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Welcome to the 21st century, the choice issue does matter, especially when women understand Romney's position is to ban abortions.
"ban abortions"

Really? All of them? Got a source?

“Antisocialistic”

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Presidents struggle in first debates? What will be your excuse tomorrow night? Obama is hunkered down preparing for tom0rrows debate at Kingsmill Resort, a Golf resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. I bet he is studying his little Golf balls off. He is so predictable.

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Prep-for-Dep wrote:
http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_ret ail_price_chart.aspx?time=24
Highest gas price, national average, ever: George Bush.

Check your own source, Dipwad.

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