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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:57 PM

Do you think we will have any problem lowering expectations for next debate?



Seriously. I think a lot of folks were totally invested in the idea that Barack Obama was going to devastate Mitt Romney in the debate and that Mitt Romney was going to fall flat on his face.

I'm not saying that the President did a great job but I do believe that the expectations had a lot to do with the resulting analysis. Because of expectations, Romney was thought to have done much better than he actually did and the President was thought to have done much worse than he actually did. I do not believe it was great for Romney or that it was a disaster for Obama.

In the next debate, the expectations will be reversed. They will be much higher for Romney and much lower for Obama. We should try to keep it that way thru the debates. Because it is much easier for the candidate with the lower expectations.

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Reply Do you think we will have any problem lowering expectations for next debate? (Original post)
kentuck Oct 2012 OP
Kalidurga Oct 2012 #1
dimbear Oct 2012 #2
arboretum Oct 2012 #3
scheming daemons Oct 2012 #4
flyguyjake Oct 2012 #5
Tyson73 Oct 2012 #6
deaniac21 Oct 2012 #7

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:27 PM

1. I'm in...

Although I am in a minority and I think Obama did a good job in the debates. I think Mitt actually did a lousy job, he was a lying bully, who looked like he was going to cry at times. Some of his expressions were absolutely awful, he looked constipated at times and at others, well I can't describe the look, but it was comical a sad puppy dog look crossed with exasperation or something anyway horrid looking. At times I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when the camera was on Romney.

But, I will definitely pretend in public that I think that Romney won and Obama should have done better.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:52 PM

2. The next debate is the townhall deal.....

Somebody is bound to say "no tax returns no votes." Then Mittens can explain that he just doesn't want to be pres that bad.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:55 PM

3. Impossible

 

Expectation couldn't be any lower.

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Response to arboretum (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:57 PM

4. Your pizza should be here in 10 minutes or less

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:57 PM

5. Well Obama could show up in jammies?

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:07 PM

6. Preparations

 

I dont' care about expectations, all that matters is preparation.

He needs to study, come back, and turn the tables on Flopney.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:36 PM

7. The President was lowering expectations for at least

a week before the debate. But still, he did fine.

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