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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:52 AM

The glaring political elephant in last night's debate

The most stunning component of last night's debate was the glaring political elephant on stage advancing his populist campaign. Compared to the rhetoric of Mitt Romney's previous political positions, observers saw not the severely conservative candidate he had previously described himself as but rather the great champion of the middle class. Advocating the creation of jobs to increase Federal revenues and saying he knows as a businessman how to create those jobs defies his record as Governor of Massachusetts where his state sank to 47th in job creation. This debate performance was the debut of the etch-a-sketch candidate one of Romney's own campaign advisors warned us would appear. And so he did, championing the middle class in his populist thrust, in defiance of the earlier Romney who castigated 47 percent of the population for being "takers" who pay no taxes but cling to the government for support. Romney's entire presentation was simply breathtaking in its entirely new populist makeover.

(Text of email I just fired off to The Washington Journal)

Sam


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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:53 AM

1. however, the media will be focusing on who won, not the substance /nt

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:14 AM

2. Regardless of what the media says, do you as a voter think his populist message

was not literally stunning in its lack of authenticity? Will the voting public as a whole be fooled by this?

Personally, I don't think many Dems or Independents will be. Romney has been out there for months now presenting an entirely different message. Suddenly he appears on the debate stage in a totally different populist suit. The only thing missing was a button saying "I support Planned Parenthood...."

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:41 AM

3. For me as a voter of course I realize the bold face contradictions from Romney. For undecideds, I

Don't know where they are coming from.

I cannot understand anyone who is undecided at this stage

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Response to Samantha (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:08 AM

4. In fact I wonder

if Rmoney's populist positions will cause a bunch of RepubliCONs to drop their jaws and decide Mitt is not the guy for them. He may have had a net loss in votes last night!

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Response to rock (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:27 AM

5. I have been wondering about that point myself

But now I think those sponsors know Mitt was saying only what he felt he had to say to get elected. Once elected (in his mind), he will do what he wants to do.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:47 PM

6. Sigh! I hadn't thought of that

You may be right.

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Response to rock (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:21 PM

7. Well, the good news today, rock, is that there seems to be a massive outpouring

questioning Romney's performance due to the chronic misrepresentations of his positions. Only the superficial seem to still be saying he won. Over the long haul, he might just be harmed more than helped by last night's debate.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:24 PM

8. They certainly shook the fuck out of that etch-a-sketch.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:03 PM

9. I think there will be more of that to come, sadbear

Mitt is desperate. He knows he cannot win on the platform he has been advocating. If he wants the Oval Office the only things he can grab onto now is a totally new different political profile coupled with the assistance of his former Bain colleagues invested into voting machines now stationed at the swing states....

Sam

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