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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:25 AM

Watched more of the Debate clips last night. Seriously? Romney was high on something.

How could anyone call what he did up there a "win?" He acted as though he was hepped up on speed, he behaved like a 5th grader most of the time. The talking heads can say that he "won" because he talked over the President and the Moderator, but seriously... I don't that there is truly ANY voters would change their vote to him based on that performance. MOst undecideds tend to be Republicans, who know in their heart that the RNC/GOP is putrid, and they usually have voted with them in the past. Very few "undecideds" are liberals that are courting the dark side.

Seriously. There is not one person out there would watched Romney's actions and thought "yes, HE is the guy I want discussing nuclear disarmament" Or "wow, seeing Romney like this gives me way more confidence in him." It's not the things he said (the wall to wall lies,) but his demeanor is DISTURBING. Not one person I saw on FB, etc, that I know, discussed anything about the content (other than his lies) but focused on "he's rude," "he's acting like a crackhead" "what is WRONG with that guy?" And "he's disrespectful" and of course "why is he smiling like that the whole time? he looks demented?"

That debate, while some may have called it for Romney because he steamrolled the President and Moderator, caused Romney WAY more problems as people got to see him up close, and realize that there is something wholly unlikable about him. imho

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Reply Watched more of the Debate clips last night. Seriously? Romney was high on something. (Original post)
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 OP
Blue Meany Oct 2012 #1
zonkers Oct 2012 #3
backscatter712 Oct 2012 #16
backscatter712 Oct 2012 #15
Aerows Oct 2012 #19
crazylikafox Oct 2012 #20
livetohike Oct 2012 #2
sammytko Oct 2012 #12
livetohike Oct 2012 #21
magical thyme Oct 2012 #4
begin_within Oct 2012 #5
Blue Meany Oct 2012 #9
C_U_L8R Oct 2012 #6
onecent Oct 2012 #13
oppressedproletarian Oct 2012 #7
GardeningGal Oct 2012 #8
aletier_v Oct 2012 #10
StarryNite Oct 2012 #11
RainbowOverTexas Oct 2012 #14
aletier_v Oct 2012 #17
backscatter712 Oct 2012 #18

Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:28 AM

1. I was thinking that maybe he was on cognitive enhancing drugs used for ADD and other

conditions that students are using to improve their performance on high stakes exams. He does seem wired a lot of the time.

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Response to Blue Meany (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:30 AM

3. He reminded me of the lead actor in Reefer Madness.

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Response to zonkers (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:36 PM

16. PLAY FASTER!!!

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Response to Blue Meany (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:35 PM

15. High-powered stimulants.

Having ADHD myself, I take Ritalin. Another common drug is Adderal, which is a cocktail of amphetamine salts.

My personal theory is that Romney just snorted a couple lines of high-quality cocaine just before walking on-stage. I'll have to check still-shots of the debate to see if he has a coke mustache...

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:44 PM

19. I can't even do caffeine, due to it hyping me up too much

and Mitt Romney looked like he was on high powered stimulants. Hell, Ativan makes me amped up, so I can't touch a sedative, either.

Romney was on something. I'm not sure what it was, but whatever it is it is not Mormon approved.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:49 PM

20. that's probably why he brought out the handkerchief ...

to catch those cocaine sniffles

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:30 AM

2. That's why I am so disgusted by our "liberal" media to the point

that I sent a few e-mails. I thought intelligent people would listen to the content instead of being so transfixed by what Pres. Obama did or didn't do. Romney was not Presidential at all. I think our President is playing rope-a-dope with him.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:49 PM

12. yes, he was terrible - can you imagine how he would treat other world leaders - no respect

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Response to sammytko (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 03:09 PM

21. I have a friend in Great Britain who sends me lots of articles on Romney from

their local paper. They hate him over there. Romney would be a horrible President for many reasons, but his disrespect is very telling and fits into the overall arrogance he shows.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:32 AM

4. I tuned in a few minutes late

and my very first impression of him was that he was on drugs.

Then he settled down and seemed confident and persuasive.

Then he started bullying Lehrer and occasionally got into "creepy smile" mode.

Then my teevee fritzed out.

But yeah, I think he was on drugs.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:40 AM

5. I got the same impression.

Either he had drunk 5 or 6 Red Bulls or else they injected him with methamphetamines. The glassy eyes, the shaking microphone, the bullying, it all seemed like he was on some sort of stimulant. And I think his hyperactivity was what made Obama seem so docile by comparison. If Romney had been normal and acted like a normal adult, then Obama would have seemed his normal self.

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Response to begin_within (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:30 PM

9. Good Point. I think you are right about that.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:43 AM

6. One thing looked peculiar to me

Mitt turned very red around his mouth -
from his nose to his chin - during the debate.
Almost like an allergic reaction.
That and his bloodshot watering eyes,
twitchy hyperactiveness and aggression.
Pure adrenaline or something more synthetic.
He definitely seemed hopped up on something.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:49 PM

13. I noticed as soon as he came on stage the redness above his lip. i thought he had cut himself

shaving..then I kept watching...and it make me think he had been snorting something..and yes later on I saw red streaks in his eyes..I am surprised more people...democrat OR repub havn't noticed this..

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:47 AM

7. On speed

My immediate impression was that Romney was on speed. He certainly would have access to whatever high-quality pharmaceuticals he chose, a la Michael Jackson, etc.

Of course, it doesn't hurt to be rich, rested and ready. The bastard.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:47 PM

8. I thought so too.

I posted about it several times the night of the debate.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:35 PM

10. I think he probably had some kind of memory-enhancing drug

Maybe ginkoba, maybe something exotic from a pharmaceutical friend.

I'm sure he cheated now, after watching him retrieve his notes and hand them off.

And everybody knows he lied.

What's a little drug enhancement, then?

He wants desperately to be president and he is so very wrong for it.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:46 PM

11. I thought he looked high on something too.

He was so jumpy and manic. Scary looking. Who would want THAT meeting with other foreign leaders?

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:33 PM

14. yup

the guy who never had a sip of beer was CLEARLY on drugs

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Response to RainbowOverTexas (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:38 PM

17. It's okay because it was God's will. :)

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Response to progressivebydesign (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:39 PM

18. I'm guessing he snorted some lines of cocaine.

Before long, Presidential debates will be like the Tour de France - everyone being subjected to strict drug-screening!

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