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  •  How could he not have been prepared for lies from (7+ / 0-)


    I mean seriously-- it's like the beginning of Obama's term all over again.  Giving the Republicans the benefit of the doubt as though they were going to negotiate within some grand tradition of American statesmanship.  But the Republicans were out for blood and for Obama's head.  They think nothing of him.  They think less than nothing of him.  And yet he gives them the benefit of the doubt, or treats them as worthy opponents.

    Well it has to stop.  

    He has to be prepared, in the next debate, to be withering and cold in calling out Romney's lies.

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 04:54:42 PM PDT

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    •  Romney broadcasted he would lie last week. (3+ / 0-)
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      When he accused Obama of lying in the debates before they happened. Romney said he would need to choose between refuting the lies and telling his own story - that's the Gish method. That's projection and Romney was able to lie at will by accusing Obama of it. Crafty. BO may need to tell where to find the facts during the debate - sometimes on Romney's own site and tell the audience to go find the facts soon because the Romney camp will wipe the site as soon as it works against them. He has to look Romney in the eye and get him off his prepared script.
      Kennedy's line may also work - you are more democrat than I am with your latest positions - I would vote for you if I thought you really mean what you say.
      He needs to say to Romney's face what we all know - Romney's position will change depending on what crowd he is addressing.

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