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  •  I hope so (3+ / 0-)

    I've just lost patience with all of the demoralized emails I've gotten.

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 08:45:42 PM PDT

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    •  See also: The Biden. (3+ / 0-)

      Biden can do much for O - much like Cheney helped Bush after the first Kerry/Bush debate. Biden's gonna do well resetting the table, and I think Obama is much better suited to the Town Hall.

      Not to mention the jobs report, which will also help.

      BLS report + The Biden will help stem the tide of pro-Romney press....plus the fact check atmosphere now gelling + Big Bird for a little extra spice. That two weeks is more like a week, with lots other than "Romney wins debate" in the conversation.

      If first debates meant electoral victory John Kerry would be #44.

      "Because only three percent of you read books - and only fifteen percent of you read newspapers - but right now there is a whole and entire generation that didn't know anything that didn't come out of this tube." - Howard Beale

      by Audible Nectar on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 10:03:38 PM PDT

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    •  Yes... (2+ / 0-)
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      I've just lost patience with all of the demoralized emails I've gotten.
      Yes me too. Haven't most of these well meaning adults who are screaming in agony to the high heavens about this debate ever been through a campaign before? What is this attachment to panic?

      Yes Obama had a bad debate for whatever reason. He has had them before with Hillary and come back strong, and he will come back in this case too.

      His team led by Plouffe has been ruthless and effective all year and I trust they will continue.

      "Patients are not consumers" - Paul Krugman

      by assyrian64 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 10:47:08 PM PDT

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      •  I am frustrated too but I don't think (2+ / 0-)
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        it does any good to hold on to every negative thought we hear on cable, no matter who it is. Whether it's Rachel Maddow or Bill Maher or Ed Schultz or Chris M., who for the most part have done stellar work during this campaign, they are not going to host a program in the role of an Obama supporter if they don't like what they saw. Particularly Ed and Chris. They are emotional men.

        We all are doing all we can do get the president re-elected. His debate performance was not good but I don't think it's a good idea to dwell on it, even if cable does.

        It helps if we have some tv hosts on our side but if the president has a lousy debate, they're going to say so.

        I am out there defending President Obama with every bone in my body, even though I'm disappointed, but I  look at the larger picture and he's the one I want to win. And I do believe he will do much better in the next debate. He has no choice.

        In the meantime, we just all have to keep doing our part, whatever it is we're all doing. There's only a month left and we're tired and getting a little nervous.

        But now is not the time to dwell on the debate. There is plenty of time to do that after election day.

    •  But the fierce criticism of Romney and the (0+ / 0-)

      pressure by many on the right to up his game actually served its purpose. They put the fear of the right wing god in him and he did, indeed, up his game. Otherwise, he would have probably continued flailing.

      It is good for Obama to hear it loud and clear that he must do better.

      I think, especially on the subject of social security, in which Obama's comments were so disappointing, he needs to hear it shouted from the rooftops that he shouldn't be seen as caving into right wing demands, that this is totally unacceptable and also really stupid politically given that the vast majority of Americans don't want to see any changes to it

       This should be such a winner for the Democrats, who should be able to say that the only way to save social security and keep it intact is to vote Democratic, but it isn't if you seem to be willing to compromise on it.

      Why Obama doesn't understand this is beyond me and most people I know, who found this to be one of the most disappointing aspects of his debate performance.

      He needs to hear it loud and clear until he gets it.

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