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Presidential Debate: Obama vs Romney

Postby InCreditWeTrust » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:02 pm

What do you guys think about the Presidential Debate tonight?


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Postby jlam572 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:40 pm

Romney needs to calm down, he was becoming too impatient...he was going to explode like a nerd in the front row in algebra class who knows the answer. "ooh ooh ms clifton, ms clifton, pick me, pick me *raises hand high*"
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Postby Rory » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:22 am

eh they both seem inadequate for the job but one has to win i guess and i would rather not go with the fake bastard being paid off by all his friends in the corp world to loosen regulations...
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Postby djrez4 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:14 am

jlam572 wrote:Romney needs to calm down, he was becoming too impatient...he was going to explode like a nerd in the front row in algebra class who knows the answer. "ooh ooh ms clifton, ms clifton, pick me, pick me *raises hand high*"


Nice Family Guy reference.

I took that behavior more as the "bullying" that Romney had been accused of earlier in the campaign. He's a guy who's used to getting what he wants without worrying about the rules. Certainly, Jim Lehrer wasn't going to stop him from getting the last word. Obama chose to mirror that behavior.

Other than that, I was honestly surprised by how prepared Romney seemed. The polling seems to think that his preparation paid off. I disagree - Romney's answers were obviously canned responses, however well performed they were. He came across as disingenuous to me, especially given that many of his policy positions last night were the exact opposite of those he has been campaigning on for the last 5-7 years.

Obama didn't appear as polished. I chalked that up not to lack of preparation or weakness, but rather to the fact that he was actually thinking about his responses rather than reaching into a mental stack of notecards and reading a prepared talking point.

The most telling moment for me came during the closing statements. Romney spent most of his talking about how bad Obama's policies were and how the country sucks but he's the man to fix it. Obama told us that we're all in it together and that there's work to do, but we can do it as a nation. Even though I understand it's all smoke and mirrors, I like the smoke and mirrors Obama chose to present. It makes me think that he's going to make a real effort to improve the country.

Boiled down to two sentences: Obama wants to be president (again) for us. Romney wants to be president for himself and his rich-ass friends.
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Postby kcarter609 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:22 am

They're both horrible choices. That's all there is to it.

Obama has accelerated the debt at an exponential rate since getting in office and hasn't done much to fix it. He went his entire term without getting a budget set.

Romney is a business man and yes, he's in it for himself, but he has balls. Similar to Chris Christie, even though I'm not a fan of Christie, he's got balls too.

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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:31 am

The upcoming election will be only the second in my life in which I haven't voted (the first was the last midterm). I'm ignoring as much as I can of the campaign, switching channels/stations when news of it comes on, not reading about it, avoiding discussions of it (except this one to say that I'm ignoring it).

I used to be rabid about people who didn't vote, really, really rabid. Now I'm one of them. I feel that the whole election process is an insult to voters and degrading to anyone who participates in it. I really can't talk about how stupid I think it all is without getting rabid about that. So I don't.

That said, I much prefer Obama to Romney, but in Texas my vote in that regard would not matter.

Oh, I didn't watch the debate either.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:01 am

Romney FTW. Even if as some of you say it a rehearsed peformance.... it still is a performance that was well executed. This is important and if Obama could not show up for it then he IMO does not deserve to win.
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Postby InCreditWeTrust » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:33 pm

Romney on 47% Americans, are you one of the 47%?


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Postby Rory » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:51 pm

It really boils down to economics, where obama is a keynesian while romney strongly believes that to decrease the deficit you just need to keep pumping the owners to increase creating jobs. Its stupid and if you dont get that they are both being fed millions by private/corporate interests to their PAC's and themselves then you really shouldnt be voting.
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Postby Victorleo » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:08 pm

djrez4 wrote:Boiled down to two sentences: Obama wants to be president (again) for us. Romney wants to be president for himself and his rich-ass friends.


Whom exacly is us. Im by no means a “rich ass” But I have no desire to be cradled by the governmet from birth unitl grave.



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