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  •  I would think his speech writer couldn't (4+ / 0-)
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    RonV, AnnetteK, Aunt Pat, lirtydies

    change the speech that late in the game and Romney couldn't have learned the words. Or at least not read them from the teleprompter.

    I hope he gets grilled to have to answer ad hoc and without pre-written text on teleprompters, especially on foreign policy in the next debates.

    •  Yeah, maybe he couldn't handle... (2+ / 0-)
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      mimi, Aunt Pat

      stringing the words: "Chavez, Castro, Socialism, Communism, and Obama's fault:"  into a coherent sentence on such short notice (only 12 hours or so...).

      "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war." -9.75, -8.41

      by RonV on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 01:23:33 PM PDT

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    •  Speaking about being unable to keep up with (5+ / 0-)

      current events, contrary to Mitt's repetition of the standard neocon line, sanctions against Iran seem to be having a substantial effect:

      Friday, Oct 5:

      TEHRAN — For months, since the imposition of harsh, American-led sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program, the country’s leaders have sworn they would never succumb to Western pressures, and they scoffed at the idea that the measures were having any serious impact. But after a week in which the Iranian currency, the rial, fell by a shocking 40 percent and protests began to rumble through the capital, no one is making light of the mounting costs of confrontation.
      Over the past days Iran’s leaders have sought to stabilize the value of their currency, after a market panic last week when the rial fell by about 40 percent against the United States dollar and other foreign currencies.
      Yesterday:
      Over the past days Iran’s leaders have sought to stabilize the value of their currency, after a market panic last week when the rial fell by about 40 percent against the United States dollar and other foreign currencies.
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       Members of Parliament have garnered enough votes to call Mr. Ahmadinejad in for questioning over the currency crisis, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported, but it is not clear when or if this will happen.

      We must drive the special interests out of politics.… There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will neither be a short not an easy task, but it can be done. -- Teddy Roosevelt

      by NoMoJoe on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 01:37:37 PM PDT

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