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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:45 PM

Hours of preparation for Romney ahead of debate

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

If Republican Mitt Romney stumbles during Wednesday’s presidential debate, it won’t be for a lack of preparation.

The Republican presidential nominee has spent at least eight days over the past month getting ready for the three debates against President Barack Obama. He’s holed up for hours on end with briefing books, top aides and his sparring partner, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, often at the expense of campaigning.

Romney began intense sessions Sept. 4 at an adviser’s home in Vermont. Those ran for three days and drew the campaign’s entire top echelon to a remote resort in the mountains. A few weeks later, top aides flew to Los Angeles for more practice. Romney has held debate practice at his Boston headquarters, and he spent part of last weekend at the Back Bay Events Center, where the auditorium holds 1,100 people.

The reasons are clear: The stakes are enormous given that Romney trails the president in surveys in key states and national polls favor Obama in a close race, and the debates are one of the Republican’s final opportunities to shift the dynamics of the race. Millions of people are likely to watch the debate at the University of Denver, as well as two more slated later this month in New York and Florida. And Romney is looking to use the forums to put Obama on his heels in the homestretch.


Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/55004896-68/romney-debate-obama-debates.html.csp



There you have it. Romney will have spent the most time and resources on debate preparation of any candidate in history. He went underground in his secret compound in New Hampshire rather than press than flesh with the 47 percent following the RNC convention. Thus, he willingly sacrificed any chance for a post-convention bounce!

Romney then avoided the unwashed masses, and pressed the flesh at secret fundraisers or holed up in additional debate preparation studiously memorizing and delivering zingers that had been written by an expensive team of policy experts and comedians that will cause even the most dedicated liberal to spontaneously erupt in laughter and derision at Barack Obama. This is what lead Chris Christie to proudly spike the football and declare that the debate will be THE turning point and the last of Romney reboots.

Who needs political rallies or even network interviews with little people demanding specifics. Romney does not need to answer to "you people" when he has a village working on make him the perfect debater.

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TomCADem Oct 2012 OP
C_U_L8R Oct 2012 #1
secondwind Oct 2012 #2
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #3
bluemarkers Oct 2012 #9
Botany Oct 2012 #4
WestWisconsinDem Oct 2012 #7
Botany Oct 2012 #8
WestWisconsinDem Oct 2012 #10
WestWisconsinDem Oct 2012 #5
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #6
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #11
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #12
AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #13

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:49 PM

1. The flop sweat will be flowing

I wonder how Rmoney is sleeping these days.
Must be hard on his mental health.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. He looks awful, have you noticed? the dark is showing under his eyes....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:07 PM

3. I hope that they over prepared him that he goes nuts, and looses it.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:33 PM

9. like cramming for exams

If you can kept up all semester, you do better than if you cram right before


at least with exams you get to melt down in private, he gets to face the cameras

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:19 PM

4. Sorry Mitt you are up against Ali in his prime

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and that was when he was the baddest man on the planet. This will be the moment
that the Gods and all the forces of the universe come together and open a big can of
whoop ass on you. Obama all those years ago saw people like you in all those steel
workers in Chicago / Gary that got screwed for just showing up and working hard. You
best hope for a quick and merciful TKO.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:21 PM

7. God that is one cool-ass picture

 

Baddest man on the planet indeed...and always will be, for me.

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Response to WestWisconsinDem (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:32 PM

8. In 1967 Ali was up against a decent fighter named Ernie Terell ......

.... Terell called Ali Clay time after time before the fight and Ali was
just brutal to him in the ring and would not finish the fight off .... he
kept slapping Terell in the face and kept asking him what is my name?



President Obama sees Mitt as part of the class that got rich screwing the American people and Mitt is in
for a long night. Mitt is way way out of his depth in this fight.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:34 PM

10. good analogy

 

I was two years old in '67 but Muhammad Ali was the first hero I can ever remember having.

And yes, I want to see Mitt get punished. Not just beaten. Punished.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:19 PM

5. Well someone has to do it... may as well get it over with...

 

Mitt Romney is training to be a masterdebater.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:20 PM

6. He's obviously worried

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:38 AM

11. Too bad Bugs Bunny doesn't live next door to him to help him prepare and concentrate

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:47 PM

12. It is possible to over prepare......

If his handlers stuff him full of facts and figures and witty zingers there could be some interesting results. At the least, Mitt is likely to come across as very programmed.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:35 PM

13. Rmoney's "Debate Prepration" Likely Includes the Actual Questions to be Asked by the Moderator

Perhaps even telling the moderator what questions to ask.

Much practice on the "zingers", of course, and also on how to cue the cameramen when it is time for one,
so they can get as much footage as possible to cut and splice to make it look good for R and bad for O.

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