Presidents often struggle in first de...

Presidents often struggle in first debates

There are 440 comments on the USA Today story from Oct 2, 2012, titled Presidents often struggle in first debates. In it, USA Today reports that:

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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Since: Nov 08

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#1 Oct 2, 2012
It looks like the soviet style, MSNBC type gubmint news is running protection for Obama in case he bombs. Gubmint news like this pervades our society but I feel people are catching on. We aren't soviets. We won't stand for bullshit that comes from MSNBC that push gubmint approved stories like this for long. Screw that noise.
Leo

Tulsa, OK

#2 Oct 2, 2012
Mitt is going to win because he has prepared a long list of zingers to use against Obama. I understand right after they open the debate, no matter what the question is, Mitt is going to read the first zinger off the cards, "Hey Barack, the Jerk Store called and they want their you back." That will means a sure win for Romney in this debate as long as he remembers to keep going back to the zingers 3X5 cards.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Oct 2, 2012
"Presidents also have a specific record to defend in debates, and Republican candidate Mitt Romney will no doubt point at many negative economic statistics during his confrontation with Obama."

Obama has a record to defend?

You wouldn't know that looking at his campaign.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 Oct 2, 2012
CNN poll magically tightens as calendar turns...

POLL: Plurality of Americans believe POLLS biased for Obama...

Under oath, Edwards pollster admits polls were 'propaganda'...

ABCNEWS Stephanopoulos declares Dem winner in 8 of 9 last debates...

THE OBAMA FUTURE…. 2012 DEBT SURPASSES 2011... AND ON AND ON……..
Gravediggers

United States

#5 Oct 2, 2012
And Obama will have to defend all his programs and policies

$16 Trillion debt

FAILURE to be INCLUSIVE and work with duly elected REpublicans on MASSIVE HEALTHCARE REFORM

FAILURE of DEMOCRATS to KNOW what was IN ObamaCare

EXEMPTION of Federal employees from OBAMACARE

DEPENDENCE on UNSTABLE foreign countries in UNSTABLE regions of the world for OUR ENERGY

CASH for CLUNKERS

hundreds of MILLION$ for $olar company,$olyndra, that WAS IN FINANCIAL STRAITS! American taxpayers are behind private investors in getting back any money

ENCOURAGING illegals to enter America and then having to fund their healthcare, their housing, their food and overcrowding of schools (AND TODAY BORDER AGENT WAS MURDERED AND OTHERS INJURED IN AZ!)

but to Obama today's border agent's death was:

'ANOTHER BUMP IN THE ROAD"

selling of weapons to Mexican cartel members-Fast and Furious (Obama NEVER takes responsibility!)

FAILED EDUCATIONAL POLICY - in Chicago teachers fought against Obama's Merit Pay system and WON!

We have a failed educational system. As a nation we have thrown BILLIONS toward education and there are poor results. Obama doesn't KNOW SH*T about education, nor does Arne Duncan-who was a FAILED supt of schools in Chicago...that even Obama avoided sending HIS children to nearby public school, Obama's children went to a CHARTER SCHOOL

When you elect a guy who has never held a job, never run a business, who lacks organizational skills...you get the mess the USA is in today!
pattipaws

Saint Marys, GA

#6 Oct 2, 2012
Leo wrote:
Mitt is going to win because he has prepared a long list of zingers to use against Obama. I understand right after they open the debate, no matter what the question is, Mitt is going to read the first zinger off the cards, "Hey Barack, the Jerk Store called and they want their you back." That will means a sure win for Romney in this debate as long as he remembers to keep going back to the zingers 3X5 cards.
Mittens will never br POTUS.
Mike

Tampa, FL

#7 Oct 2, 2012
We have all watched Obama struggle through his first full time job also.

Write "OBAMA SUCKS" on all your cash
Osama Obama

Greencastle, PA

#8 Oct 2, 2012
Hard to defend Obamaloney.

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

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#9 Oct 2, 2012
All of his sheeple and the MSM say he is a great speaker,guess they never heard him without his teleprompter or his notes. He will "err-umm-ahh" himself so bad he will look like the poser he really is.If Romney has any brains he will,as Obama said" zing Obama and being so thinned skined he will lose it.It will be a wake up call to the public that what is sitting in the WH is nothing but a B/S artist,nothing more.
Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#11 Oct 2, 2012
Mike wrote:
We have all watched Obama struggle through his first full time job also.
Write "OBAMA SUCKS" on all your cash
Obama may suck but I'll bet Mittwit swallows!

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

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#12 Oct 2, 2012
MisinformedDemocrat wrote:
The marxist obamanation with the king complex is running deer in the headlights scared about the fact that Romney has a failed economy "zinger" ready, a failed jobs "zinger" ready, a high unemployement "zinger" ready, and a long list of other "zingers" to cover the obamanation's long list of failures and incompetencies to throw at the marxist obamanation whenever the obamanation goes into his rambling non specific soaring rhetoric bullshi t mode to snap the obamanation back into reality.
Now that is some funny stuff right there,too bad that you are 100% correct.Obama and his whole party of progressive/socilist should be run out of Washington ASAP.

Since: Nov 08

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#13 Oct 2, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
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Obama may suck but I'll bet Mittwit swallows!
Spoken like a true gubmint employee.
Gravediggers

United States

#14 Oct 2, 2012
Another DEAD AZ BORDER AGENT!

and the murdered and sodomized American Amb Chris Stevens had asked for ADDITIONAL SECURITY and WAS TURNED DOWN!
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CON...

The Libyan consulate was bOMBED TWICE before 9/11 ANNIVERSARY.

FAILED FOREIGN POLICY!= Obama

FAILED DOMESTIC POLICY = Obama

FAILURE to protect Americans who willingly serve in our diplomatic corp and military services=OBAMA

OBAMA implements Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan that make OUR soldiers VULNERABLE!

and now Obama sees what he has done and has suspended JOINT PATROLS in Afghanistan!

NO to the FAILURE in the WHITE HOUSE
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#16 Oct 2, 2012
They should both just be truthful and speak from the heart. Now is the time to shine.

Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#17 Oct 2, 2012
Romney has far more experience in debates than Obama. Romney has been running for office half his life.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Oct 2, 2012
Tony wrote:
Romney has far more experience in debates than Obama. Romney has been running for office half his life.
Thats funny -- Obama has been running away from his this entire campaign.
Gravediggers

United States

#19 Oct 2, 2012
oohhhhh! Lowering expectations for Obama...the king of debaters, the gifted orator, the amazing prez

Since: Dec 07

Malakoff, TX

#20 Oct 2, 2012
Tony wrote:
Romney has far more experience in debates than Obama. Romney has been running for office half his life.
Romney has made his own money all his life. Gave his inheritence to charity. Took no pay as governor, took no pay as Director of Winter Olympics.

Nobama has been sucking off the government teat all of his life, inlcuding paying for college.

No contest for Romeny.

Since: Dec 07

Malakoff, TX

#21 Oct 2, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
They should both just be truthful and speak from the heart. Now is the time to shine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vwcSROff--IXX
Edited films on youtube don't count.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#22 Oct 2, 2012
Tony wrote:
Romney has far more experience in debates than Obama. Romney has been running for office half his life.
Romney should set aside some time to work on his concession speech.

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