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  •  Fits last night to a T (2+ / 0-)
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    AmBushed, DC Scott

    Assuming Obama will be more on top of things in the next two debates, if Romney tries this shit again then the President just needs to verbally shut it down, i.e., "Well, [moderator], since I can't really tell which Governor Romney I'm debating tonight--I don't know if it's the one who thinks that half the country doesn't matter, or the one who thinks that saying the whole country matters will help him get elected, or maybe even another new Governor Romney--I'm just going to talk about how my policies have helped and will continue helping the American people and contrast those with the vision that Governor Romney, and his running mate as well, has been putting forward for years. If the Governor decides he actually wants to settle on one set of policies, I'll happily debate him on those."

    Or something like that, said in a polite, but forceful, tone that just highlights Romney's multiple positions and flip flops, while zeroing in on the policies of the "true Romney" that showed up in the 47% video.

    •  That's the best response I've read all day! (0+ / 0-)

      That's exactly how he should do it!

    •  Exactly. Brush it off, (0+ / 0-)

      then say what you're going to do.  Pivot and attack.

      "Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." To Kill A Mockingbird

      by DC Scott on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 08:56:19 AM PDT

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    •  Perfect way to handle it! (0+ / 0-)

      That's exactly what the Pres should do!  So polite, as to be unctuous....that way,  the more Mitt lies, the better Obama looks.

      •  "Will the real Gov. Romney please stand up?" (0+ / 0-)

        Nice one-line zinger with resonance for people who still remember, or have heard about, To Tell the Truth.

        For those who haven't: it was an old TV show where three people would each claim to be a moderately well known celebrity whose face was not instantly recognizable, and the panelists had to sort out who was the real one. It's also been played as a gag from time to time.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 09:17:51 AM PDT

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