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  •  Also why can't Obama debate Dole and not mitt? (1+ / 0-)
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    That helped Clinton win!

    Still I agree he needs some special help... not because he is generally a horrible debater but because romney's style is rather unique.

    I rewatched  some of debate and really could not think of a right way to respond. Mod asked mitt if he had question to ask Obama. Mitt went into economy, middle class, health care, gas prices. drilling, food prices, health insurance, taxes and more. There was no question actually, just swirling accusation and statements.
    Obama started by addressing the tax part of it, with mitt swiftly objecting and mod saying he had to let mitt defend that.
    What? And in doing so he went into other swirling mix of lies and strange assertions.

    I don't know even now the right way to respond to anything like this. If Clinton does, great, get his help. I think Bill might scratch his head here but would have some good ideas.

    •  someone explained the technique earlier (0+ / 0-)

      in another journal.  There is a debating method where a person tells lies as quickly as they can.  Basically, that is what Romney did.  No doubt there is a counter-attack technique.  I betcha the President is already working on it.  

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:29:12 AM PDT

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      •  The problem is they say there is no (1+ / 0-)
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        counter-attack technique in this kind of set up.
        That is why scientists have just refused public debates

        They said you deal with it by setting up debate to be over just one point at a time and allow for immediate rebuttal or something like that. Too late to change debate set ups.

        Well next debate is a town hall
        But here's hoping they come up with something

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