Strategies for Debate #2

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    In the first debate Romney was aggressive and Obama was relatively passive. I think it's fair to say that, by most accounts, Romney "won" the first debate (yes, I know, some here are pretending to disagree, we'll make them the exception).

    So what happens in the next debate?

    Obama will almost assuredly come out more aggressive. What I'm wondering is whether Romney, anticipating that, will change his style - maybe switching to a more demure, "presidential" approach, something like that. Surely his team knows that Obama will come out swinging, I can't imagine they aren't planning an overall strategy.

    Thoughts, guesses?

    And maybe we can keep this conversation thoughtful and mature, just for a refreshing change?

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    One thing is certain Romney cannot fake expertise in foreign policy as he faked concern for the 47%.
     
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    Obama will bring his Lebron, is what I've read.
    But it's hard to be aggressive without seeming like a jerk. Romney pulled it off. I doubt Obama has the savvy to do that.
    The real aggressive one is going to be the moderator, who is of course in the tank for Obama.
     
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    He doesnt need to. He knows 10 times as much as Obama about foreign policy. Obama's policies are disaster. Let's see him defend the handling of the Libyan embassy incident, much less the whole Arab Spring deal.
     
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    Being a saber rattling, diplomatic retard only works for the republican base.
     
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    Romney needs to be cool. Make Obama look angry. Itll hit his likability.
     
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    That's my guess. But he'd have to walk a fine line, not to let Obama take control. I'd be surprised to see Romney come out as aggressive, though.

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    For obama, best strategy? Call in sick.
     
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    The problem with obama getting aggressive is that he is either on or off. I don't think he is capable of being "somewhat aggressive" without coming off as angry.
    Romney came out somewhat aggressive and handled it like he was in control. When obama does the aggressive thing, he comes off more like Jeremiah Wright than the President of the United States.
     
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    I dunno. I expect to see Romney all over Obama on Libya, the Arab Spring and the Muslim Brotherhood
     
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