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(Yahoo)   As Obama preps for debates, he is working hard on being more, uh, uh, look, he understands that his answers tend to be long and rambling and so therefore, with the help of his advisors and the American people he'll try to be more, uh concise   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 92
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2012-09-17 10:02:27 AM
Obama will sharpen his debating skills against Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who will play Romney in mock sessions.

Someone somewhere is going to be outraged by this.
 
2012-09-17 10:08:15 AM
This headline actually does work in Obama's voice.
 
2012-09-17 10:09:29 AM
Obama's rambling, or Romney's lies. Which has more debate power?
 
2012-09-17 10:11:52 AM
FTFA: Both campaigns are engaging in a familiar political strategy ahead of the debates: raising expectations for the other guy.

And lowering expectations for their own guy, hence the references to Obama's longwinded-ness that inspired the headline.

Remember when the VP debate happened in 2008 and the press was mostly like "OMG Biden didn't look like a giant asshole and Palin didn't vomit all over the stage!!!! CONGRATS GUYS"
 
2012-09-17 10:14:00 AM

Pocket Ninja: Someone somewhere is going to be outraged by this.


Kerry, I would expect.
 
2012-09-17 10:17:40 AM

JerseyTim: This headline actually does work in Obama's voice.


missing "let's be clear"
 
2012-09-17 10:19:00 AM
Going back to the 2008 primaries, my translation was always:

"uh" = "Processing....."
"look" = "Processing Complete."

Yeah, I'm going with the guy who Thinks.
 
2012-09-17 10:19:09 AM

mrshowrules: JerseyTim: This headline actually does work in Obama's voice.

missing "let's be clear"


And "Folks"
 
2012-09-17 10:27:14 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pocket Ninja: Someone somewhere is going to be outraged by this.

Kerry, I would expect.


Considering his speech at the DNC was basically "Romney is just like me, only more so," I don't think so.
 
2012-09-17 10:28:11 AM

mahuika: FTFA: Both campaigns are engaging in a familiar political strategy ahead of the debates: raising expectations for the other guy.

And lowering expectations for their own guy, hence the references to Obama's longwinded-ness that inspired the headline.

Remember when the VP debate happened in 2008 and the press was mostly like "OMG Biden didn't look like a giant asshole and Palin didn't vomit all over the stage!!!! CONGRATS GUYS"


I can only hope for a thread as epic as the Biden/Palin debate meme thread...
 
2012-09-17 10:36:34 AM
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2012-09-17 10:52:35 AM

mahuika: mrshowrules: JerseyTim: This headline actually does work in Obama's voice.

missing "let's be clear"

And "Folks"


So:

Listen folks, I'm working hard on being more, uh, uh, look, let's be clear, I undestand that my answers tend to be long and rambling and so therefore, with the help of my advisors and the American people I'll try to be more, uh concise. Let's be perfectly clear, I didn't start this campaign all ginned-up looking to give long answers at every opportunity but you are they change you've been waiting for and the road ahead is not easy but we can do this.
 
2012-09-17 10:53:16 AM

mahuika: mrshowrules: JerseyTim: This headline actually does work in Obama's voice.

missing "let's be clear"

And "Folks"


All together now: "Folks, let's be clear about something.."
 
2012-09-17 10:58:18 AM
Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!
 
2012-09-17 10:58:27 AM
Don't get me wrong sometimes short and to the point is the best way. But when discussing issues such as the Arab spring or how to get the economy back on track, simply spouting off "Drill baby drill" might be concise but sure as heck doesn't address the complexity of those issues. But sure let's distill our Presidential candidates down to bumper sticker slogan spouting bull horns.....
 
2012-09-17 11:01:01 AM

Pocket Ninja: Obama will sharpen his debating skills against Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who will play Romney in mock sessions.

Someone somewhere is going to be outraged by this.


I heard that some time ago, and it's farking hilarious.
 
2012-09-17 11:01:29 AM

Lord Dimwit: Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!


And solutions that require no action be taken by we, the people
 
2012-09-17 11:02:18 AM

Lord Dimwit: Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!


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There it is. That's the ten word answer my staff's been looking for for two weeks. There it is. Ten-word answers can kill you in political campaigns. They're the tip of the sword. Here's my question: What are the next ten words of your answer?
 
2012-09-17 11:02:58 AM
If it can't fit on a bumper sticker, then fark it. The entire GOP platform can be summed up as "Cut taxes" and "F*ck you"
 
2012-09-17 11:04:08 AM

gulogulo: mahuika: mrshowrules: JerseyTim: This headline actually does work in Obama's voice.

missing "let's be clear"

And "Folks"

All together now: "Folks, let's be clear about something.."


Followed by him using an anecdote as an example or allegory instead of being clear.
 
2012-09-17 11:04:22 AM

Lost Thought 00: Lord Dimwit: Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!

And solutions that require no action be taken by we, the people


I demand to be pandered to!

/and end sentences with a preposition
 
2012-09-17 11:04:50 AM

gulogulo: mahuika: mrshowrules: JerseyTim: This headline actually does work in Obama's voice.

missing "let's be clear"

And "Folks"

All together now: "Folks, let's be clear about something.."


Don't forget "a little bit of history"
 
2012-09-17 11:05:34 AM

YoungSwedishBlonde: If it can't fit on a bumper sticker, then fark it. The entire GOP platform can be summed up as "Cut taxes" and "F*ck you"



Try this: cuttaxesf*ckyou Not as rambling
 
2012-09-17 11:05:56 AM
Lemon. Wet. Good.
 
2012-09-17 11:07:07 AM
Why do I remember him doing well in actual debates back in '08? Am I remembering wrong?
 
2012-09-17 11:07:29 AM

YoungSwedishBlonde: If it can't fit on a bumper sticker, then fark it.


I don't think there are many things in life that are clearly black and white, but political bumper stickers are one of those things.

If a reasonably accurate and complete portrayal of your opinion fits on a sticker on the back of your car, you're a moron and you shouldn't be forming opinions on anything more important than your breakfast juice selection.

/ and even with the juice selection, you should probably be required to wear floaties before you make it
 
2012-09-17 11:08:05 AM

AverageJoe77: YoungSwedishBlonde: If it can't fit on a bumper sticker, then fark it. The entire GOP platform can be summed up as "Cut taxes" and "F*ck you"


Try this: cuttaxesf*ckyou Not as rambling


Yeah, that is better. Totally lost me the first time through.
 
2012-09-17 11:08:55 AM
While concision is nice, I'll take a complicated and indirect answer any day over the one that is OBVIOUSLY FULL OF SH*T.
 
2012-09-17 11:09:52 AM

friday13: Why do I remember him doing well in actual debates back in '08? Am I remembering wrong?


He sounded "professorial" and "lectured" both McCain and the American people with his high-falutin' ten dollar words, etc.
 
2012-09-17 11:09:58 AM

friday13: Why do I remember him doing well in actual debates back in '08? Am I remembering wrong?


He did do well. I don't think the Obama campaign is really all that concerned, but as I mentioned above, lowering expectations for your team is part of the game.
 
2012-09-17 11:14:07 AM

mahuika: friday13: Why do I remember him doing well in actual debates back in '08? Am I remembering wrong?

He did do well. I don't think the Obama campaign is really all that concerned, but as I mentioned above, lowering expectations for your team is part of the game.


I remember the Obama/McCain debates as being rather boring. McCain sounded old and Obama was professorial but came across as too respectful of McCain to go for the throat.
 
2012-09-17 11:17:02 AM

imontheinternet: Lord Dimwit: Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!

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There it is. That's the ten word answer my staff's been looking for for two weeks. There it is. Ten-word answers can kill you in political campaigns. They're the tip of the sword. Here's my question: What are the next ten words of your answer?


What was it the Albie Duncan character said? "Democracy needs all the words it can get."
 
2012-09-17 11:18:10 AM
I think Obama should just walk onstage and sing the national anthem.
- We know he has a good voice.
Sit back and watch the right explode.
 
2012-09-17 11:18:24 AM
Yes, because Gods forbid we have a President who knows how to think before he speaks and speaks eloquently. No, no, we have to have a doofus who can't pronounce even the simplest English words properly.

/facepalm for idiots
 
2012-09-17 11:18:47 AM

LockeOak: mahuika: friday13: Why do I remember him doing well in actual debates back in '08? Am I remembering wrong?

He did do well. I don't think the Obama campaign is really all that concerned, but as I mentioned above, lowering expectations for your team is part of the game.

I remember the Obama/McCain debates as being rather boring. McCain sounded old and Obama was professorial but came across as too respectful of McCain to go for the throat.


Obama didn't have to go for the throat after McCain lost it during the exchange on health care reform. McCain slit his own throat right there.
 
2012-09-17 11:21:21 AM
As Obama preps for debates, he is working hard on being more, uh, uh, look, he undestands that his answers tend to be long and rambling and so therefore, with the help of his advisors and the American people he'll try to be more, uh concise

No, subby, it only seems that his answers are long and rambling because the last guy spoke in sentence fragments, mixed metaphors and had the press corps scared that they would be sprayed with cracker crumbs at any moment.

He can actually convey a message, and it doesn't change reality just because you have no attention span or vocabulary.
 
2012-09-17 11:21:59 AM
Obama will sharpen his debating skills against Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who will play Romney in mock sessions.

Shouldn't we fix this and say that Romney is playing Kerry on the campaign trail this year?
 
2012-09-17 11:22:33 AM
Obama should walk on the stage and greet Mitt with "What's up, my ni**a?" After the gasps and chatter erupt from the crowd, Obama should address them with "Oh, it's ok when his party does it. Here's my birth certificate, student transcripts and god damn beer recipe. Now show me your REAL outrage face and ask this punk ass biatch for his tax returns."
 
2012-09-17 11:22:58 AM
Smart people have a tendency to want other folks to understand things in the way that the smart person does. Obama's problem is he's trying to teach Algebra to folks who haven't fully grasped basic math. So, he has to try to break everything all the way down and it ends up coming off as rambling...unless you listen.
 
2012-09-17 11:23:10 AM

paidhima: imontheinternet: Lord Dimwit: Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

There it is. That's the ten word answer my staff's been looking for for two weeks. There it is. Ten-word answers can kill you in political campaigns. They're the tip of the sword. Here's my question: What are the next ten words of your answer?

What was it the Albie Duncan character said? "Democracy needs all the words it can get."


"Americans can always be counted on to find a solution to any problem that is both simple and wrong." Mangled quote, I think, from Sam Clemens.
 
2012-09-17 11:24:23 AM
I'm very curious to see how Obama plays this. Will he stay fairly defensive, and wait for Romney to try and make a big move (like making a claim that is more false than true), and then hit back hard? Or will he push Romney on repeatedly proven false claims and force him to backpedal/expose his hypocrisy?

I haven't seen Romney's past debates (plan on doing so later this week), but the few times I've seen him pressed on an issue, he either gets very "bumbly", starts to act annoyed/frustrated, or both. Romney does not seem the type to handle pushback very well. His response to criticism of his Libya comments showed he lacks the skill to shift properly, so he tends to double down and entrench himself in his position (unless he's not addressing the media directly, then he just shifts his position via the "quantum Romney" principle.

Obama does get verbose, but watching how he handled the GOP at their Baltimore retreat the other year proved to me that he is more than capable of taking the best argument you have against him, and defending his position accordingly.

For those of you who haven't seen the Baltimore retreat event, where Obama pretty much takes on the entire GOP leadership and eats their lunch, watch it. It's very enjoyable.
Here's a link- bottom of the page
 
2012-09-17 11:24:30 AM

ladodger34: Obama will sharpen his debating skills against Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who will play Romney in mock sessions.

Shouldn't we fix this and say that Romney is playing Kerry on the campaign trail this year?


No, but they sure are using the same emulator.
 
2012-09-17 11:25:31 AM

coeyagi: Obama should walk on the stage and greet Mitt with "What's up, my ni**a?" After the gasps and chatter erupt from the crowd, Obama should address them with "Oh, it's ok when his party does it. Here's my birth certificate, student transcripts and god damn beer recipe. Now show me your REAL outrage face and ask this punk ass biatch for his tax returns."


I'd Buy That For a Dollar.
 
2012-09-17 11:25:42 AM

paidhima: imontheinternet: Lord Dimwit: Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

There it is. That's the ten word answer my staff's been looking for for two weeks. There it is. Ten-word answers can kill you in political campaigns. They're the tip of the sword. Here's my question: What are the next ten words of your answer?

What was it the Albie Duncan character said? "Democracy needs all the words it can get."


Diplomacy needs all the words it can get. Just happened to see that episode this morning.
 
2012-09-17 11:26:53 AM

paidhima: imontheinternet: Lord Dimwit: Complex geopolitical problems should have short answers, dammit!

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

There it is. That's the ten word answer my staff's been looking for for two weeks. There it is. Ten-word answers can kill you in political campaigns. They're the tip of the sword. Here's my question: What are the next ten words of your answer?

What was it the Albie Duncan character said? "Democracy needs all the words it can get."


"It's not simple. It's incredibly complicated. I've been at the State Department for 30 years and there is no right answer to these questions and diplomacy needs all the words it can get its hands on... Free trade's essential for human rights. The end of that sentence is 'we hope', because nothing else has worked."
 
2012-09-17 11:26:59 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Smart people have a tendency to want other folks to understand things in the way that the smart person does. Obama's problem is he's trying to teach Algebra to folks who haven't fully grasped basic mathCyanobacteria. So, he has to try to break everything all the way down and it ends up coming off as rambling...unless you listen.

 
Bf+
2012-09-17 11:28:49 AM
Mitt Romney: I love... carpet.

Debate Moderator: ...

Mitt Romney: I love desk.

Debate Moderator: Are you just looking at things in the office and saying you love them?

Mitt Romney: I love lamp.

Debate Moderator: Do you really love the lamp, or are you saying it because you saw it?

Mitt Romney: I love lamp! I love lamp.
 
2012-09-17 11:33:32 AM

Cythraul: Obama's rambling, or Romney's lies. Which has more debate power?


Unfortunately, lies.
 
2012-09-17 11:42:15 AM
Here's how it is going to go:

Moderator: Gentlemen what do we do about the Consulate in Libya?
Obama: (Long complex answer recognizing the nuances of the situation)
Romney: We can not keep apologizing. We need to bomb Iran immediately. Because I love America, AMERICA DESERVES BETTER.

"Liberal" Media: Romney dominated!
 
2012-09-17 11:43:54 AM
Rmoney better get some debating tips from Palin, namely how to fit as many words on his hand as possible, or George W Bush, how to hide the transmitter from the guy telling you what to say
 
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