Make or Break Debate

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    Romney's off teleprompter gaffes have screwed up his campaign so bad that his only chance at a comeback may be the debates -- well what heck, he believes in "high-stakes tests" for our students so he might as well, finally, have a make or break moment in his privileged nepotistic life.



    Team Obama raises debate expectations - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    By Daniel Strauss - 09/17/12

    The Obama campaign on Monday tried to raise expectations for Mitt Romney's performance in this fall's presidential debates, labeling them "make or break" for the Republican nominee.

    Jennifer Psaki, the traveling press secretary for Obama's reelection campaign, noted that the president had not participated in debates in four years, while Romney had been in about 20 in the past 12 months or so because of the Republican primary. For Romney, the debates represent a "make-or-break" moment, Psaki said.

    "We know that Mitt Romney and his team have seemed to prepare more than any candidate in modern history," Psaki told reporters Monday. "They've made clear that performing well is a make-or-break piece for their campaign."

    Psaki said Obama is preparing for the debates by working on his concision. During his 2008 run, Obama often struggled at the formet, giving long, detailed answers to questions that could seem professorial and aloof.

    Obama senior campaign strategist David Axelrod said Obama is working on giving shorter answers.

    "He's got to speak shorter, that's all," Axelrod said over the weekend. "He just hasn't had to do that for the last four years, so that's a part of the discipline of preparing for these debates."

    Axelrod also said Obama has been studying Romney's policy positions and past statements.

    "He's spent a lot of time reading material and most of it is familiarizing himself with what Gov. Romney said in this campaign," Axelrod said. "He's pretty conversant with his own record but he wasn't very conversant with Romney's."

    Romney is studying up as well. He took a break from campaigning during the Democratic National Convention to test his skills in mock debates against Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who was used as a stand-in for Obama.

    Obama and Romney's first debate, on Oct. 3 at the University of Denver in Colorado, will focus on domestic issues.

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    This is another of your Libtard wetdreams.


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    Romney is actually ahead in some polls.
     
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    Obama has one last chance - he needs to score BIG in the debates!


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    One. Rasmussen. Go figure.
     
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    O leads by one or two in the other polls which are skewed heavily anywhere from 6- 20 percent. Go figure.
     
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    Um...ah Ba ah um you...ah, well um recall...ah th...the...um Dem Democrat dah...debates um wi...with um no ah Tela...Telaprompter for ah Barry ah um...
     
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    Mormon Discussions • View topic - What Mitt Romney doesn't know..



    MR does not know what it's like to be born into poverty.

    MR does not know what it's like to be born to illiterate parents.

    MR does not know what it's like to enter Kindergarten already years behind more privileged peers.

    MR does not know what it's like to always be behind in school, to be labeled a failure for not passing one high-stakes test.

    MR does not know what it's like to worry that you won't get a high school diploma, much less a college education.

    MR does not know what it's like to not be able to pay for college without incurring frightening debt.

    MR does not know what it's like to try and live on a minimum wage paying job.

    MR does not know how poverty handicaps.

    It isn't damning that MR does not know these things. Many people don't.

    What damns him is that he doesn't care to know these things.

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    MR doesn't know what it's like to make a high risk business decision that may cost you your family's next meal.

    MR doesn't know...
     
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    The debates may matter if anyone bothers to tune in - the conventions prove otherwise and more so for the Republicans.
     

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