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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

Perhaps we witnessed the "Setup" like in the film, "The Sting"

I was initially very disappointed in the President's lack of response to Romney. However, after reading many of the comments I am wondering if this may not be the President's plan. Let's face it, Romney lied so much, and the President let him do it...Romney is now boxed in, those lies are out there and after the "Setup" comes the "Sting." Tonight's lies could come back to really hurt Romney. I'm just speculating of course, but I am confident in the smarts of this President and his advisors.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:11 AM

1. We now have 45 minutes of Robme lies now available for Obama/DNC ads...

I got called "silly" and "dumb," but here's my take anyway:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021464249

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:21 AM

3. It was a risky move but his numbers are so good I think he figured he'd go for it. Maybe we're

nuts but we'll see..

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:23 AM

5. I agree with you Liberal...That's what I thought about 5 minutes into the debate.

Give a crook enough rope and he'll hang himself. I believe that's what the president did. Now, we need to sit down watch the show as he twists, turns and contorts into a human pretzel trying to duck and dodge the lies he put out there in REINFORCED CONCRETE carved in STONE!!! This'll be FUNNY!!

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:13 AM

2. Keep telling yourself that.

3 dimensional chess and all that noise.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:22 AM

4. Methinks you're on to something there.

And yes, the Prez DOES know how to play 3D chess.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:23 AM

6. Obama's campaign to date

has, IMHO, been flawless. His team have countered every Romney lie, gaffe and mis-step with record speed.

Obama knows that you don't play the bully on TV and call a liar 'a liar' to his face. That would be unpresidential.

However, you can bet your ass that the Obama team is already going through the debate transcript with a fine-toothed comb, and will be launching their counter-attacks accordingly.

The anti-Romney ads have been proven to be effective. And they stick in the mind much longer than a soundbyte on a televised debate.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:31 AM

8. This has to be the plan. He has too much talent, Plouffe and Axe do also. Now I can't wait for the

next debate. Romney will think he has the upper hand and whomp! The Pres. will deliver.

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Response to monmouth (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:38 AM

9. More importantly, though

(if I may?) is the fact that Obama's team will be lambasting Mitt over the next few weeks in ads and statements, pointing out every lie, every half-truth, every obfuscation, every exaggeration, every skirting of specifics when pointedly asked for them.

Romney will go into the next debate a much weakened candidate, and (if he's smart - which he isn't), will be much more cautious about stating non-facts for fear of the reprisals. And as we've seen so far, Mitt's non-facts and non-specifics are pretty much the foundation of his campaign. He's got nothing else.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:43 AM

11. Well said. I'm thinking Pres., Plouffe and Axe have given this move a lot of thought. Romney will

be over confident the next time and will get hit like a thunderbolt.

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Response to monmouth (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:05 AM

12. Or, OTOH, perhaps less confident.

If the ads over the next few weeks strike at Mitt's quasi-facts, mis-stated facts, etc., he might fear saying anything that can come back to bite his ass. That's if he's smart - which we both know he ain't.

My money is on Mitt's ego over-riding any advice to be cautious about throwing around non-facts and skewed, unsubstantiated numbers. He'll continue his usual penchant for doing so.

And that will give the Obama team plenty more ammunition to spank Mitt's hiney.

What has been amazing to watch is the fact that the best campaign team I've ever seen in my lifetime (and I'm old!) is up against the absolute worst campaign team I've ever seen.

It's been interesting, to say the least.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:25 AM

7. Obama's done it before

He knows he's not the best at debating in the classic sense but he knows how to make an opponent hang him/her self!

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:43 AM

10. Heh. Romney camp thought they'd have cool Zingers...

but President Obama possesses the much more powerful Stinger. Truth is a powerful thing.

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