For Obama, words not said in debate spoke the loudest

Oct 4, 2012 Full story: Reuters 326

During their 90-minute debate on Wednesday night, President Barack Obama talked four minutes longer than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#2 Oct 4, 2012
The real difference in such a debate is that the incumbent, who has actually done something, is forced
to defend himself while the challenger, who hasn't done much of anything, can devote his time to attacking. If a debater has to spend 2/3 of his time on defense, he is going to lose the debate. Romney really took advantage of that and out-scored Obama.

Besides, Obama is still under the delusion that he can talk objectively with a Republican, that he
can reach across and have a meeting of the minds,
that there can be an actual debate. That's pure fantasy. The Republicans have had one thing in mind for 3 1/2 years.....make sure Obama is a one-term president. Not jobs. Not the deficit. Not foreign policy. Not the health of the nation.
But, as McConnell said, making sure that Obama is a one-term president.

Obama has to disabuse himself of the silly notion
that Republicans are at all serious about anything other than defeating him.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#3 Oct 4, 2012
If Obama got his ass kicked by Romney, can you imagine what Chris Christie would do to him?
Christie would floss his ass with Obama and feed him to the dogs. How ironic. A dog eating Obama instead.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#4 Oct 4, 2012

WHY did Obama get his teeth kicked in last night?


Barone: Thoughts on the first presidential debate
October 4, 2012


Did Mitt Romney win the first presidential debate between him and Barack Obama? Did Sitting Bull win at Little Big Horn?



You would have been surprised, if you had been the proverbial man (or woman) from Mars, to guess which candidate—the incumbent president of the United States or the former one-term governor of Massachusetts—had a better command of either the details of public policy. Obviously Mitt Romney did. And you would have gotten the sense that one of the two candidates had a sense of command and the other was hugely on the defensive. Romney was looking confident, with consistent smiles; Obama was constantly looking downward, on the defensive, irritated and—astonished.



Astonished, because during most of his public career Obama has been received by his audiences with undiluted adulation. He has been totally unused to being challenged on his talking points.


http://washingtonexaminer.com/barone-thoughts...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#5 Oct 4, 2012
Left Wing Filth takes it hard


10.29 pm. How is Obama's closing statement so fucking sad, confused and lame? He choked. He lost. He may even have lost the election tonight.

10.25 pm. The idea that the candidate of the current Republican party is portraying himself as the most willing to reach across the aisle is staggering. That he is more persuasive on this than the president is a staggering personal failure on Obama's part. And now Obama is saying he is the candidate of "saying no". Just staggering incompetence on his part.



http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#6 Oct 4, 2012



CNN Poll: Most watchers say Romney debate winner

CNN Political Unit

Denver, Colorado (CNN)– Two-thirds of people who watched the first presidential debate think that Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the showdown, according to a nationwide poll conducted Wednesday night.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican nominee won the faceoff, with one in four saying that President Barack Obama was victorious.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/...
Lakesuckless1961

Monessen, PA

#7 Oct 4, 2012
Gary wrote:
The real difference in such a debate is that the incumbent, who has actually done something, is forced
to defend himself while the challenger, who hasn't done much of anything, can devote his time to attacking. If a debater has to spend 2/3 of his time on defense, he is going to lose the debate. Romney really took advantage of that and out-scored Obama.
Besides, Obama is still under the delusion that he can talk objectively with a Republican, that he
can reach across and have a meeting of the minds,
that there can be an actual debate. That's pure fantasy. The Republicans have had one thing in mind for 3 1/2 years.....make sure Obama is a one-term president. Not jobs. Not the deficit. Not foreign policy. Not the health of the nation.
But, as McConnell said, making sure that Obama is a one-term president.
Obama has to disabuse himself of the silly notion
that Republicans are at all serious about anything other than defeating him.
Agree. BO has given us the highest debt ever. BO has more people unemployed than any other time in the past 50 years. BO has destroyed our bill of rights. BO is in bed with the billonaires, Buffet, Gates, Soros. BO is an illegal Kenyan owned by Putin. BO owns you! You suck and BO lost and will remain lost.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#8 Oct 4, 2012
According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican nominee won the faceoff, with one in four saying that President Barack Obama was victorious.

"No presidential candidate has topped 60% in that question since it was first asked in 1984," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#9 Oct 4, 2012



CNN Declares Mitt Romney the WINNER. Obama is a LOSER.





http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/pollingcenter/pol...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#10 Oct 4, 2012

Michael Moore to Obama -'This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach'


LMAO!

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore was disappointed with President Barack Obama's performance at the first debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday night, and he made his views known on Twitter to his over one million one hundred thousand followers. Moore was also angry with PBS debate moderator Jim Lehrer, saying that "[Clint] Eastwood's chair would do a better job moderating..." :

Here's a sample of some of Mr. Moore's tweets:

"Get This Obama spoke FOUR minutes longer than Romney did tonight! Didn't feel that way, did it? That sorta says it all."



http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercool...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#11 Oct 4, 2012

Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome





LMAO!



Party like it’s 1980!

Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.

The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of democracy. This debate was seriously chafing him.

What exactly was Mr. Obama’s strategy here? Did he figure with so many people unemployed in this abomination of an economy he should go for the sympathy vote? Like voters could relate to a guy who is just scared pantsless that he is about to lose his job?

In the middle of the bloodletting segment about jobs, Mr. Romney said good-naturedly:“This is fun.”

Almost pleading, Mr. Obama reached out to the moderator for a lifeline:“You may want to move onto another topic.”

When an unexpected noise went off behind him, Mr. Obama wheeled around to look as if to ask,“Time to go?”

Hopefully.

Turns out, it was the first honest thing we have heard from Mr. Obama’s campaign: The president really was absolutely terrible on the debate stage.

Maybe the next debate will be on something other than the economy that won’t be so bad for Mr. Obama.

Perhaps they could hold a debate on street organizing.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#12 Oct 4, 2012


Why was President Obama so bad?


Posted by Chris Cillizza
October 4, 2012

The Barack Obama who stood on the debate stage in Denver Wednesday night was virtually unrecognizable to the person who swept to victory in 2008 or even the man who had built a narrow-but-clear edge in the 2012 race.

In the wake of the debate, Democrats conceded that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had dominated the proceedings and quickly moved on to a deeper — and harder to answer — question: What the hell was wrong with the president?

Theories abound — up to an including that Obama, who had done debate prep in Las Vegas, struggled to adjust to Denver’s altitude.(Not kidding. That is a theory espoused by none other than former Vice President Al Gore.)

LOL!


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#13 Oct 4, 2012


WHY did Obama SUCK?



He’s not used to being challenged:

For all of the chatter that President Obama loves to surround himself with people willing to disagree with him, the truth of the matter is that being the leader of the free world means that what you say goes pretty much all the time. And, being challenged by staff — no matter how senior those staff might be — is not the same thing as being directly confronted by someone at your level.




http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#14 Oct 4, 2012
Excuse #1001

He was tired:

Obama looked world-weary at best and downright grim at worst during the debate. And, his inability (or unwillingness) to go after Romney’s record — or rebut some of Romney’s claims about his own — gave off the impression that Obama just wasn’t well prepared enough to do so. It’s understandable for a president to be a little worn down — he is the president after all — but it’s up to he and his staff to understand that these debates matter a lot and that just assuming you will be able to fake it until you make it isn’t good enough.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#15 Oct 4, 2012
WHY?

WHY?

WHY?



Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


He’s not that good a debater: Over the weekend, Obama told a crowd in Nevada that he was only an “okay” debater. At the time, the political world rolled its eyes — chalking it up the sort of expectation lowering that is now de rigeur in these sorts of political moments. Turns out, Obama might have been giving an honest assessment of his debate abilities. As last night’s debate was unfolding, we thought back to the 2008 general election debates where Obama was solid but far from spectacular. Or even to the 2008 primary debates where, for the most part, then Sen. Hillary Clinton outperformed him. Obama is, without question, the most gifted speaker in politics right now.(Bill Clinton is not, technically, in politics at the moment.) But, as a debater, he is not in that same elite class.



It's Impossible to defend his own Record too.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 Oct 4, 2012
Obama may have had four minutes more than Romney, but I'd be willing to bet Romney spoke more words. Romney was ranting his lying bullshit in rapid-fire clumps. When it came to telling the truth however, Romney's time could be counted in seconds.

Democrats must demonstrate not only that Romney is a person without a core, who will lie with a sociopathic look of sincerity, but also that he would ignore the needs of the average American.
imaginaryfriend

Garden City, MI

#17 Oct 4, 2012
The Canadians have it right, Obama won the debate because he told the truth. Willard the Rat is a LIAR! Funny how he now is trying to say he was wrong about the 47%. We're NOT believing one word from the Losing Liars, Willard and Lying Ryan.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#18 Oct 4, 2012
Things not said - IT'S NOT MY FAULT I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT I'M DOING, IT'S BUSH'S FAULT.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#19 Oct 4, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Obama may have had four minutes more than Romney, but I'd be willing to bet Romney spoke more words. Romney was ranting his lying bullshit in rapid-fire clumps. When it came to telling the truth however, Romney's time could be counted in seconds.
Democrats must demonstrate not only that Romney is a person without a core, who will lie with a sociopathic look of sincerity, but also that he would ignore the needs of the average American.
democrats have been TRYING to...unfortunately for you, the rest of us know it all lies.

he lost, larry...
get used to this feeling!
Clint Eastwood

Lynchburg, VA

#20 Oct 4, 2012

How do you Defend Obama's RECORD?

I think it's a fools folly to even try. It's hopeless to defend Rising Debt, Poverty, Misery and Unemployment. Maybe Obama should ask Jimmy Carter what to do?

“Impeach Obama!”

Since: Jul 08

Memphis, TN

#21 Oct 4, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
CNN Poll: Most watchers say Romney debate winner
CNN Political Unit
Denver, Colorado (CNN)– Two-thirds of people who watched the first presidential debate think that Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the showdown, according to a nationwide poll conducted Wednesday night.
According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican nominee won the faceoff, with one in four saying that President Barack Obama was victorious.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/...
Obama was the motormouth.

Mitt was the deep thinker.

That's why Obama refuses to release any sorry college transcripts or GPA and why Mitt is proud to release Mitt's college record and Mitt's GPA.

"He graduated in 1971 with a Degree in English, with a 3.97GPA. His young family then moved to Boston, and Mitt enrolled in both Harvard Law (HLS) and Harvard Business School (HBS). He obtained his MBA from HBS in 1975 and graduated cum laude from HLS with his Juris Doctor the same year, finishing in the top 5% of his class."
Source: http://2012.republican-candidates.org/Romney/...

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