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  •  Nate can't "rescue" this ugly peformance (2+ / 0-)
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    If you watched it, you know he did a terrible job at presenting "his" (our) side of the campaign narrative.  

    No amount of spin today, or excuse making, is gonna put the genie back in the bottle.  He let Romney back in the game when he was sinking.  Just like he played nice with the Repubs after his election when he could have destroyed them for wrecking the economy, and let them back in Congress less than two years later.  

    Ultimately, the "fault" has to rest on Obama's shoulders.  Not the lame media.

    And if he doesn't hear that fact from "his side," he's not going to get any better.  He clearly doesn't like political confrontation, but it's time to demand he steps up that chore.  Not coddle his bad habits with excuses.

    •  Srsly (5+ / 0-)

      Calm. Down. Romney knocked over the chess pieces and said, "I win!" You don't sound like a devotee, since you're giving legitimacy to this desperate gambit.

      Nate knows the broader numbers don't lie and he will be showing everyone how the president is going to win this. Patience, please.

      Welcome to the headquarters of pulling facts out of my hindquarters

      by Mike E on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 07:51:28 AM PDT

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      •  Unfocused, halting, defensive (1+ / 0-)
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        According to Fish

        at times almost incoherent.  That's the impression Barack left most people with after this "debate."  

        Romney's performance was almost inconsequential compared to that.

        Silver doesn't make the polls up, he reports them.  And they WILL change after last night.  

        The "new narrative" going into the election will be the "shrinking lead," and "how Obama was unable to put Romney away."  Not how Romney was a "bully," or "lied."

        It has nothing to do with what you or I think about the debate.

        It is the "undecided" voters (or those who haven't been paying any attention til now) who will be left with the image of Obama and Democratic Party policies, based on the presentation of the President last night.

        The only "poll" that matters will be in Nov.  And last night's debate put it much more in doubt.  

        Obama may still win this thing.  But if you care about not living under Republican rule, there will be lot of people needing to "calm down" on election night.

        •  Your CONCERN is noted (1+ / 0-)
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          Given how few undecideds there are, you seem to be giving them an awful lot of power.  I wonder why.

          In capitalist America, bank robs you!

          by madhaus on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:05:00 AM PDT

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        •  Hmm.... (1+ / 0-)
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          Really, what's today's takeaway? "Romney 'won', but boy did he lie a whole bunch."

          I really don't think that's going to win anyone over.

          But then, I thought he seemed manic and unfocused. And that's how the clips are going to come across in ads and on YouTube.

          I wouldn't worry too much. Progressives always think Obama could do better. They might be right, but the point is to win the election, not the first debate. Kerry won the first debate, remember. And Clinton generally beat Obama. Who's her boss now?

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