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  •  how to deal with the new Romney (9+ / 0-)

    Can Obama Discredit the New Romney?

    It’s now obvious that Mitt Romney’s debate victory was not merely a superior performance but the kickoff of a strategic decision to reposition himself as a centrist in the campaign’s home stretch.
    In any case, Romney’s ideological repositioning, rather than the debate itself, is now the central strategic question of the campaign. This is the image Romney has to sell if he is to stand a chance of catching Obama, and this sales pitch is what Obama must discredit.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 02:16:16 PM PDT

    •  LOL, Romney's "ideological repositioning" (2+ / 0-)
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      only lasted for that night and the millions watching.  By the next day his campaign was pulling back much of what he said and you can bet he won't be saying on the stump what he said in that debate.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:44:03 PM PDT

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      •  'Only lasted for that night..." (2+ / 0-)
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        That's how the magic charm works in fairy tales. In the morning, the palace is a couple of bales of hay again. The gold turns to dried peas. And the charger and its brilliant armor are a mule pulling a rustic in an old wagon.

        •  Nice anology. (1+ / 0-)
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          And, it works both ways. There are those here who fear Obama turned his carriage irrevocably into a pumpkin, with one bad night.

          Truth is, there is no magic wand, no happily ever after, no success without failure. Although I was indeed disappointed by Obama's performance in that first debate, it seems very petulant to cling to that failure, in light of his many successes.

          "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

          by StellaRay on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 11:08:16 PM PDT

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          •  Thanks, SR. I'm always surprised at how fast (1+ / 0-)
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            people are to define, weigh, and categorize events - as if events weren't deeply lodged in countless other events, and there were a prize for being able to be correct immediately.

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