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  •  I'm hoping the debates are meaningless (0+ / 0-)

    if the Obama campaign have done their jobs in defining the Republican ticket.

    Akin/Ryan's position on abortion should to be so toxic for Romney that the VP debate won't matter. Biden can just coast without having to land any blows.

    •  They'll be totally meaningless (0+ / 0-)

      but they will be an opportunity for Obama do do something he excels in and we'll get to watch him beat Rmoney like a rented mule.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 02:03:39 PM PDT

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      •  That only happens in Aaron Sorkin scripts (0+ / 0-)

        The "beat [republican candidate] like a rented mule" part.

        These debates are usually won based on perception. Nobody ever really lands a punch that wins the debate. Ideally, Obama will be able to coast like he did in 2008 against McCain, who needed to a knockout to swing the election. The voters had pretty much decided before the first debate that Obama was the next president, following the market crash and McCain suspending his campaign.

        •  And that is ExACTLY what allowed CNN in 2000 (0+ / 0-)

          to tell us how great Bush did in the debates with Gore, when Gore mopped the stage with Bush's non-talking bullshit.

          IE: The debates are MEANINGLESS

          The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

          by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 06:21:06 AM PDT

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    •  Still be nice to see Ryan squirm (0+ / 0-)

      plus making him come out on this issue could damage him for 2016 and beyond.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 02:37:51 PM PDT

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