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Romney vs Obama Live Debate Thread (Oct 3)

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Topic: Domestic policy

 

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3

 

Time: 9 - 10:30 p.m. EDT

 

Location: University of Denver

 

Moderator: Jim Lehrer, executive editor of PBS NewsHour

 

Format: "The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate," according to the Commission on Presidential Debates. "The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic."

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Thanks Clear! I will hopefully have WiFi n REAL computer to join you all tonight

 

We know the press has already penned their AFTER debate report on how The Won decisively took control n won

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Maybe we can have a drinking game. Must drink up every time the 0 tells the truth.

 

We will be thirsty at the end of the debate. smile.png

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Thirsty heck, we'll pass out from dehydration

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Half of the six, 15-minute debate segments have been allotted to topics related to the economy. The last three segments will focus on health care, the role of government and governing.

Romney and Obama debate again Oct. 16 and Oct. 22. The lone debate for the vice presidential candidates is Oct. 11.

 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/03/obama-romney-jockey-for-edge-ahead-first-debate/#ixzz28G9NV5Eu

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PBS Star Jim Lehrer's Record of Liberal Bias in Debates

 

Mitt Romney recently told CBS’s Scott Pelley that a leader would “say which of those things that you should take out of the budget that are no longer essential,” and when pressed to be specific, Romney nominated "the subsidy for PBS,” and subsidies for Amtrak, the NEA, and the NEH. This raises one obvious question. In moderating tonight's first general election debate of 2012, can longtime PBS star Jim Lehrer be fair to a candidate who wants to zero out the subsidy for PBS?

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Back in 2000, Lehrer moderated all three presidential debates. In the third one, a town hall debate, Lehrer approved mostly liberal questions from the “uncommitted” audience. Eight questions came from the left, only two could be counted as conservative, and five were requests for information without an ideological tone.

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It’s lights, camera... and drool all over Obama

Howie Carr

October 3, 2012

 

The only place to watch tonight’s presidential debate is on C-SPAN.

 

You know what everyone on every network except Fox is going to say. Comrade Chris Matthews’ leg is going to be tingling out of control. Sgt. Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow will be breathlessly reading phony stories from the Internet about dissension in the GOP ranks.

 

On CNN, “Republicans” Alex Castellanos and David Gergen will compare Barack’s closing statement to the Gettysburg Address and the Sermon on the Mount. David Brooks will swoon as he notes the perfect crease in Obama’s trousers.

 

All of these trust-funded parrots — the pundits, the bow-tied bumkissers, the throne sniffers — will agree that it’s all over and Mitt might as well throw in the towel.

 

(Snip)

 

The courtiers on the alphabet networks are just trying to depress you. They want you to stay home on Nov. 6. This is always done in campaigns — in World War II, the Axis had Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw-Haw spouting propaganda to the Allies over shortwave radio. Of course, the difference is, they were broadcasting from behind enemy lines.

 

Tonight’s Lord Haw-Haws will be trying to destroy morale from posh TV studios in New York and Washington. They ride around the East Side in limousines, make seven-figure salaries and summer on Nantucket. They’re the one percent.

 

(Snip)

 

 

I could be wrong but I get the impression that Howie is trying subtlety to tell us something, but I can't quite figure what it is.

 

 

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Don’t Neglect the Twitter Effect on Debates

 

 

Nathan L. GonzalesOctober 1, 2012 · 3:19 PM EDT

 

Amid all the pregame coverage of the first presidential debate, don’t neglect the Twitter effect. The winner and loser could be decided and the post-game narrative and media coverage could be set before the candidates even leave the stage.

 

 

Of course, Twitter launched before the 2008 campaign, but certainly wasn’t as widely used or relied upon compared to today, particularly when it comes to the political media.

 

Many national, state, and local political reporters follow each other on Twitter and have a continual conversation about the state of the race. During the debate, the online dialogue will only be heightened as reporters analyze President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney in real-time. And once a Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://rothenbergpoliticalreport.com/news/article/dont-neglect-the-twitter-effect-on-debates

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Posted on October 3, 2012 by Paul Mirengoff in 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney, Presidential debate

The upcoming debate — whom to target

John has posed one of the key questions Mitt Romney must answer in formulating his debate strategy: Should he come across with the unapologetic conservatism that will fire up the base, or should he play to the middle?

Most polls show that Romney is doing fine with the base — as well or better than Obama is doing with his. But under the best case scenario for Romney, turnout probably will be roughly even as between Republicans and Democrats. Victory thus depends on winning among independents.

And independents are there for the taking. According to a recent Politico/GW poll, more than 60 percent of independents disapprove of Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/the-upcoming-debate-whom-to-target.php

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Middle Cheese: Team Romney Expects 90 Minutes of Attacks from Obama

 

Jim Geraghty

 

 

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Middle Cheese, my mid-level campaign source from the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign who talks regularly with the movers and shakers on the Romney campaign, sends along his pre-debate thoughts.

 

 

President Barack Obama should win tonight’s debate, hands down, no contest. Obama is one of the most gifted communicators in modern political history.

 

(Must everyone play the expectations game?) But he points out that the format is one familiar to Obama, but not to Romney; between Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Barack Obama has participated in seven one-on-one presidential debates. Tonight will be Mitt Romney’s first.

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Not all that recent, but look who helped Mitt Romney get ready for the debates:

 

The Ticket

 

Possible No. 2 to Romney Knows Ways of the Capital

 

 

 

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TimesCast Politics: Rob Portman as a leading vice-presidential candidate.

By JEFF ZELENY

 

Published: July 3, 2012

 

 

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WASHINGTON — He has played the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Gore and Barack Obama. He has spent hours studying intricate details of their policy positions, perfecting the cadences of their voices and refining the lines of attack against their Republican opponents.

 

 

Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times

 

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio after a meeting on deficit reduction. He is considered a candidate for Mitt Romney’s running mate.

 

 

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Kirk Irwin for The New York Times

 

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Mr. Portman at the Ohio River Way Paddlefest in Hamilton, Ohio, last month. He is relatively unknown across the country.

For more than a decade, Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, has deployed an unusual expertise: impersonating Democrats to help candidates in his own party prepare for debates. He has frustrated George W. Bush, agitated Dick Cheney and pushed John McCain beyond the brink of irritation.

 

“I hate him still,” Mr. McCain said with an admiring air of sarcasm, laughing in a brief interview as he recalled their testy practice sessions four years ago. “Because he’s such a jerk, he gets under your skin, says things that are impossible to respond to.”

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Think I'll be staying home. Charging phone now n will try to catch up later. Just puny. Go to bed to read for now. Looking forward to your commentary n reports. Make me feel I am listening/watching !!! Thanks n smooch

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Ann looking beautiful in a creme suit. She just had to hug Michelle.

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Many saw this on their way into the Debate Tonight in Denver. Way to go Happy Warrior for getting Truth to the Pavement.

Breitbart FB page. ha

 

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We are going to watch Fox instead of C -span - just to give them a rating point.

Is the actual debate at 9 ET or 10 ET as c span says?

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No clapping allowed. They are to just sit on it.

 

I refuse! evil1.gif

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It took me forever to find the number for C-Span on my TV, want to watch without commercials and pundits talking

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6 15 minute sessions. 2 questions and discussion in each...

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We are going to watch Fox instead of C -span - just to give them a rating point.

Is the actual debate at 9 ET or 10 ET as c span says?

The debate is starting now.

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