vpb: Obamas getting his arse kicked in the lowering expectations game.
sprawl15: Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public, especially when we're talking about them having the patience to listen to factual policy arguments
lennavan: If Obama doesn't blow him out of the water I'll consider it a complete failure.
lennavan: You gotta be farkin shiatin me. I can out debate Romney and I've never been in an actual debate. It's incredibly simple, you only need two things:1) Facts.2) To actually appear to believe in the things you are saying.Romney does not have either of these two things going for him and it will be incredibly obvious. If Obama doesn't blow him out of the water I'll consider it a complete failure.
quizzical: Tusz: ...Romney does a decent job of keeping his shiat together when someone had the gall to contradict him to his face...I dunno. Romney gets super assertive and tries to dominate people who to contradict him. He does it with the press when they ask questions he doesn't like, and he did it in the Republican debates. At some point, I predict Mitt is going to get red in the face and try to control his anger by speaking in very. clipped. sentences.
Marine1: [www.nndb.com image 213x273]Unless this man and the Green Party candidate get to show up as well, I don't care.
Shrugging Atlas: thornhill: lennavan: If Obama doesn't blow him out of the water I'll consider it a complete failure.People lose so much perspective on these "debates."They're not debates, they're essential Q&As with a follow up question. All you have to do is stick to your talking points. And because no one is ever grilled, you can get away with saying factually incorrect things.Right. This isn't exactly Lincoln/Douglas here. The crowds aren't supposed to react, the debate committee gives each campaign the specifc topics beforehand, etc. It's basically a press conference in which you respond with prepared statements while your opponent stands/sits next to you with his/her own prepared statements ready to go.I'm betting the TV ratings are record lows too. The number of undecided voters at this point are extremely low, Obama's a known quantity, and few people like Romney...including those planning to vote for him. I'm about as big of a politics junkie as you can get, and I'm not even looking forward to them. The scripted nature makes the chance of some huge moment almost nil and I've heard all there is to hear from both candidates./I'll still watch though, god help me
DubyaHater: As long as Obama sticks to the topic of healthcare reform, immigration reform, the booming economy, the success of the middle class, the recovering housing market, the taxpayer-funded bailouts the White House pet, he'll be fine.
HotWingConspiracy: So how much spray tan is Mitt going to use for this appearance?
Cletus C.: Romney has been so successful at lowering expectations he doesn't even need to show up to win.
mrshowrules: when the Obama campaign was talking about how strong Romney was at debating they didn't come off as very sincere.
mrshowrules: I was just checking Unskewed Polls and Obama is down over 7 points. He better hope this debater is a game changer.
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