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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:59 AM

Dueling speeches, big day: Obama, Romney in Ohio

Source: Associated Press

Dueling from down the road, President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney on Thursday will offer deeply contrasting visions for how to fix the sluggish economy, framing in their most direct terms the fierce, fundamental choice that will decide the November election.

The setting alone is a competition: Obama and Romney will give their economic speeches at about the same time from the same state, battleground Ohio.

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For Obama, the speech will aim to get above the daily ups and downs more downs of late and pull the American people into the discussion Obama wants: a choice between his economic ideas and Romney's. As he has done before at pivotal moments in his presidency, Obama will use a big speech to try to reframe the debate.

For Romney, the occasion is about defining how he would lead the economy, including the priorities for his first 100 days in office. The former Massachusetts governor who made a fortune in business is sensing momentum on his side, particularly as the weak pace of job growth undermines Obama's stick-with-me message.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:05 AM

1. Let's hope the media does its job and shows the crowd(s) at each occasion. Yeah, right..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:26 AM

4. Ha! We can only hope

nt

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Response to monmouth (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 01:43 PM

6. How close up to the candidate indicates

the size of the crowd.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:39 PM

12. Oh yes, the camera squeeze if you will...LOL...n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. I am sure

 

the president's speech will be well attended. Isn't Ohio another
battlegound state?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:26 AM

3. I know it's not 'Presidential' but Obama needs to call out the GOP in a state address.

State in no uncertain terms that They destroyed the economy and are Purposely stopping recovery.

President Onehandle would call a joint session of Congress, lock the doors, and call out individual guilty parties one by one and tell America exactly what they did to prevent recovery.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:28 AM

5. Pay close attention to how the Corporate Media will show snippets of the Obama speech

while giving R-Money ample time to spew his lies and rhetoric!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 01:56 PM

7. Live stream now: http://www.barackobama.com/live

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:01 PM

8. Romney told the "Obama promised to keep UE under 8%" lie.

I can't believe that the media allows Romney to tell this lie over and over with no response.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:26 PM

11. The media allows RobMe to tell many lies over and over with no response.

Example:

"This president has lost more jobs than any in the past 50 years".

FALSE. The first six months of President Obama's term, where most of the job losses occurred, do not count in this stat since not a DAMNED ONE of his economic policies went into effect until after that fact. All of those job losses during the first year are completely on the shoulders of the craptastic Bewsh Administration's economic policies. This is a dishonest false trail that a five year old could cut through and the media continually allows RMoney to get away with this lie over and over again.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:09 PM

9. Romney never really gives any real specifics.

Tax cuts--been there, done that. He's already proposed 2 trillion in tax cuts for the mega-wealthy. Cut regulations? Obama really needs to hammer that it was relaxing regulations that led to the collapse of Wall St. The pipeline? There's been more domestic oil drilling under Obama than any other president. What real good has it done the economy? Plus, Romney keeps criticizing the President without saying how he'd do things differently. He criticizes Obama on his handling of Syria. But, when asked what he do, he says, "Well, we don't have to talk about that right now." Same thing with fixing the healthcare crisis if the ACA if overturned. What kind of cold-heartd non-answer is he giving about pre-existing conditions? When pressed for details, he says, "When I get a cabinet together, we'll research our options." He has no clue what he's doing.

Oh, gawd, I just noticed. Romney said that Obama will speak with "great rhetoric and eloquence." Wish conservatives would make up their minds. Either he's a great speaker, or he's the Telepromter President.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:15 PM

10. MSNBC reported Romney moved up his speech half hour to prebut President Obama

And, no doubt, with this disrespectful move, to curry favor with his Obama-hating base.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 05:00 PM

13. None Of Romney's Proposals Can Be Scored By CBO

Which means that they are nothing more than talking points. And many of those talking points are in conflict with one another. Right now Romney is just saying trust me as he does his pig in a poke spiel. Listening to Romney is like listening to George W. Bush as he assured the American people that his tax cuts would pay for themself because they would create a surge in growth. Well, there was no change in growth and we were left with a $250 billion surplus that turned into a $1.3 trillion deficit. Romney, too, will explode the deficit while getting negative growth and job losses -- just like Bush did. And this time it will be worse than the Great Recession.

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