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  •  If Obama loses because of one blown debate where (21+ / 0-)

    he didn't suffer any gaffes or lie, then we deserve whatever we get.  If we as a country are so stupid that we will allow a well-known liar and psychopath take control of our country, then we will see WWIII within a year of his inauguration.  Count on it.  We WILL go into a Great Depression. And we would have asked for it.

    Quite frankly, I'm holding on to the hope that we are indeed not this stupid.  Remember when Gore lost traction because he sighed? Or when HW looked at his watch? If those small things cost them, how is it that Romney can bully an old man, lie through his teeth, and basically be an asshole for 90 minutes and gain a lead?  Something's rotten here.

    Clinton is the only incumbent President to not lose his first debate, but Obama deserves to be burned at the stake because he was shocked, I believe, at the ridiculous lies Romney told.  I can't say I didn't respond the same way.

    •  people saw it as strong forceful leadership (2+ / 0-)

      everybody has their own triggers

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:56:11 AM PDT

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    •  We are this stupid (2+ / 0-)
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      GOPGO2H3LL, eXtina

      Scott Adams didn't say 'You can never underestimate the stupidity of the of the general public", for no reason.

      This is a fickle, and quite frankly, dumb society of people that makes rash decisions based on the that particular day and the emotion of the moment.

      In reality, a candidate that goes whichever way the wind blows such as Mitt is actually quite fitting for this electorate.

      "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." - Mark Twain

      by Moon Mop on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:01:51 PM PDT

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    •  You were shocked at the ridiculous lies Romney (0+ / 0-)

      told?

      SERIOUSLY??????? Have you been paying any attention?

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 12:15:17 PM PDT

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    •  You refute your own argument. (0+ / 0-)
      Quite frankly, I'm holding on to the hope that we are indeed not this stupid.  Remember when Gore lost traction because he sighed? Or when HW looked at his watch? If those small things cost them, how is it that Romney can bully an old man, lie through his teeth, and basically be an asshole for 90 minutes and gain a lead?  Something's rotten here.
      It wasn't Romney that was Gore or HW in this Debate it was Obama.
    •  ok, but this wasn't a sigh or a single gaffe... (0+ / 0-)

      Romney was basically given free reign to say whatever popped into his head for 90 very long minutes without hardly a counter from the other side....and to a historic amount of viewers.

       More people watched that debate then ALL nights of both conventions combined.

      Jeez...it is almost insane, just typing that amount 60 million people watched every last second of it.  How many campaign stops would one have to make to get that big of an audience.  When you see it in that perspective, you see how big of a blunder it really was.  

      I literally wanted to throw up in the first 10 minutes because I knew it was bad.

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