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  •  In a townhall, he may crowd Obama as Bush (4+ / 0-)
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    annieli, NedSparks, vcmvo2, lirtydies

    accused Gore of doing , ie getting his space and his face per se..we knew that was a crock of BS but voters seemed to defend Bush.

    In a townhall setting, Mitt may try to get in the President;s space and face and that sort of behavior is frowned upon. Granted many of us were turned off by Mitt being a bully in the first debate but I think some voters were OK with that because they were standing behind podiums, So physically, they were not in each other's space.  But a townhall is not like that and I can see Mitt walking in front of the President and crowding him out or interrupting and that will turn off some people.

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    by wishingwell on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 05:08:15 PM PDT

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    •  I am more concerned about the audience being (5+ / 0-)

      rigged.

      Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

      by Micheline on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 05:09:14 PM PDT

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      •  we can assume that will happen as it has in (2+ / 0-)
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        every town hall - sometimes it's possible to stop but there will always be ringers and there always have been. What will be worse will be the parallel MSM "focus groups" - expect to see a Luntz cold reading farce on CNN.

        yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

        by annieli on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 05:24:52 PM PDT

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        •  There always are some ringers but occasionally (5+ / 0-)

          there are one or two questions posted to the Repub candidate about a social issue the Democrat is stronger on and Obama can take advantage of that opportunity. I would be shocked if there is not at least one question on either marriage equality or womens health issue like abortion or contraception.

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          by wishingwell on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 05:35:29 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe the Secret Service will tackle Mitt. (0+ / 0-)

      Although the SS has not been outstandingly effective during this president's term in office.

      Hookers, anyone? The Saledheis (wtf) crashing a White House function?

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 05:59:56 PM PDT

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