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  •  Money was starting to move away from Romney (12+ / 0-)

    to congressional races. If money moves back due to some (false) hope that Romney has a chance, then less money for those races - a good thing, no?

    Esse quam videri (To be, rather than to seem)

    by Ptown boy in NC on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 07:17:56 AM PDT

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    •  No. (1+ / 0-)
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      A blowout win is demoralizing to the losing side, thus puts the serious hurt on turnout operations. Money sent down to help would have been desperate defensive funds, designed to limit the wave, not stop it.

      If Romney is seen as having a shot, the different in turnout from a GOP voter base that thinks he has a chance is a much bigger upside to those races than the cash would have been.

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      by The BBQ Chicken Madness on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 09:00:20 AM PDT

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      •  this is no time to panic... (1+ / 0-)
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        i posted this on another thread...

        the first debate always draws the largest audiences.  obama came across as calm, cool and collected.  the exact opposite of the firebreathing, kenyan, redistributing, reparations seeking, marxist, class warrior the pukes have been painting him as.

        whether this was deliberate or not, the narrative is now the whoppers told by romney.  we get a news cycle of whether or not rmoney is lying and the president hammers him on the trail.

        i think he could have been sharper, but the fall out from this debate is going to help him by keeping the focus on rmoney's bad policies, shifting positions and disguised class warfare.

        obama's already ahead.  all he needs is to not blow up during the debate and keep the conversation focused on rmoney.  the more he talks, the less people like him.

        by all means, let the man explain himself.

        No System of Justice Can Rise Above the Ethics of Those Who Administer It. (Wickersham Commission 1929)

        by No Exit on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 10:45:42 AM PDT

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        •  Eh, not sure I agree with you. (1+ / 0-)
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          I don't think Pres. Obama came across as "calm, cool, and collected" as you think he did. He seemed annoyed and listless at times -- which is only relateable if you knew beforehand that Romney was lying about everything.

          It wasn't horrible. It's not the end of the world -- but it was clearly a prevent defense. In politics, it's best to run of the score.

          Oh well, at least they are hammering him today about the lies. That's a start.

          Our Fair City...a campy post-apocalyptic science fiction radio epic!

          by The BBQ Chicken Madness on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:07:22 AM PDT

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          •  fair enough. i don't think he was at his best (0+ / 0-)

            whatever the strategy was...

            No System of Justice Can Rise Above the Ethics of Those Who Administer It. (Wickersham Commission 1929)

            by No Exit on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:22:09 AM PDT

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