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View Diary: New Obama "Trust" TV Ad: "If we can't trust him here how could we ever trust him here?" (Updated) (100 comments)

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  •  I don't think Obama did badly (2+ / 0-)
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    hungrycoyote, Larsstephens

    He just wasn't as aggressive as he's capable of, but that's always been his style.  I'm sure he will bring it when he feels he needs to.  

    As a viewer, though, I think next time Obama needs to be a lot more concise. It's the professor in him, but nobody enjoys hearing the inside baseball policy stuff.  It has to be short and sweet for viewers to grab onto.  Like "Romney's tax plan will bankrupt America."  "Romney will raise middle class taxes to pay for massive tax cuts for the very wealthy."  "Cutting Medicaid will destroy seniors."  "Cutting government spending will put us back into recession and kill jobs."  "Romney wants to end Medicare as we know it."  When in doubt, just keep repeating these things over and over.  

    Also, I think it'd be entertaining if Obama threw in some personal barbs toward Romney once in a while.  I'm sure Obama wants to be seen as the nice guy, which he is, but honestly, I think viewers like to see the candidates having some fun and being feisty during a boring debate.

    And lastly, I hope Obama brings up the whole Teddy Roosevelt "in the arena" stuff once in a while whenever Romney's criticism gets too ridiculous.  I was shocked that Romney had the stones to say, "You've had 4 years, why didn't you pass a deficit reduction plan earlier?"  Hmm, let's see, Mitt.  In 2009, while you were licking your wounds from the last time your ass was beat and gearing up for a second run in 2012, we had a little something called the Great Recession to deal with, when we were bleeding 800,000 jobs a month, the Dow was at 6000, and the auto industry was on the brink of collapse.  I'm sorry I didn't get around to cutting the taxes of very wealthy people such as yourself during that time.  

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