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  •  Typical erroneous conflating of centrist beliefs (4+ / 0-)

    with milquetoast personality. Bill Clinton has centrist beliefs and I don't think anyone thinks he would have lost this debate. The Presidents performance has nothing to do with his policies and everything to do with his personality and whatever else impacted his demeanor last night. So hate on the President for his beliefs. Or hate on him for his performance. But stop thinking that the performance was a result of centrist beliefs. There is simply no evidence of that.

    "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

    by stellaluna on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:27:06 AM PDT

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    •  Evidence (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama constantly looking for "common ground" with Romney. There's a winning strategy for a debate...

      Milquetoast centrist.

      I didn't abandon the fight, I abandoned the Party that abandoned the fight...

      by Jazzenterprises on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:31:19 AM PDT

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      •  So you believe that debate strategy is the same as (3+ / 0-)
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        Policy beliefs?  If that's the case then you must believe that Mitt Romeny doesn't intend to reduce taxes for the very wealthy. Or that he intends a health care plan for children up to age 27. Debate strategy is not policy.  Or evidence.

        "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

        by stellaluna on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:53:18 AM PDT

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    •  Wasted effort to try to change minds that were (4+ / 0-)

      made up long ago.  

      "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

      by SottoVoce on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:54:33 AM PDT

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      •  You're correct. Silly me. (3+ / 0-)
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        I'm just feeling the need to be a little more confrontational this morning.

        "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

        by stellaluna on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:56:56 AM PDT

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        •  it's been nice to be able to read Saturday (6+ / 0-)

          Daily Kos without the dual attacks in the comments after the President's weekly address and kos' hatemail fest.  For a brief moment, the attacks from the left quieted down.  This was in large measure out of the gut-wrenching fear of what a Romney/Ryan administration would mean.  It was also because Obama became more combative and partisan in recent months.  But now that he was tired, distracted and somewhat passive in the first debate, and let Mitt lie without ripping his throat out (which, I admit, I wanted to do several times) the naysayers are back.  They've already written off an Obama victory, and as usual, know more than he does about how to run a campaign, and the country.  One such poster called it a "national day of mourning."

          Sigh.  

          "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

          by SottoVoce on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 07:07:55 AM PDT

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          •  I saw that. How sad. (2+ / 0-)
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            Theres a reason incumbents don't do well in debates.  Because they don't have to act like a President. Can you imagine what today would be like if the President had acted as hysterical as Romney did?  We would all be running for the bomb shelters and Hillary would need a transporting machine to meet with other world leaders in time to prevent them from playing with their locked suitcases.

            "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

            by stellaluna on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 07:14:07 AM PDT

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