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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:26 AM

First Debate Ad is out: 'Mitt Romney: What a Guy'

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Oct 4, 2012

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Reply First Debate Ad is out: 'Mitt Romney: What a Guy' (Original post)
TroyD Oct 2012 OP
bigdarryl Oct 2012 #1
treestar Oct 2012 #2
Cha Oct 2012 #3
Amonester Oct 2012 #4
Mutiny In Heaven Oct 2012 #5
TroyD Oct 2012 #6
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #7
Blueprogress Oct 2012 #38
BlueMTexpat Oct 2012 #8
TroyD Oct 2012 #12
secondwind Oct 2012 #9
TroyD Oct 2012 #13
jsmirman Oct 2012 #20
Schema Thing Oct 2012 #33
jsmirman Oct 2012 #43
adigal Oct 2012 #22
IthinkThereforeIAM Oct 2012 #16
TroyD Oct 2012 #17
LiberalFighter Oct 2012 #37
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #19
TroyD Oct 2012 #21
KurtNYC Oct 2012 #25
CarmanK Oct 2012 #10
Hubert Flottz Oct 2012 #14
HughBeaumont Oct 2012 #11
TahitiNut Oct 2012 #15
Jennicut Oct 2012 #32
TroyD Oct 2012 #35
susanr516 Oct 2012 #39
Not Me Oct 2012 #18
KurtNYC Oct 2012 #23
lalalu Oct 2012 #24
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #26
WI_DEM Oct 2012 #27
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #28
kstewart33 Oct 2012 #31
polmaven Oct 2012 #29
TroyD Oct 2012 #34
polmaven Oct 2012 #36
Historic NY Oct 2012 #40
amb123 Oct 2012 #30
mkultra321 Oct 2012 #41
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2012 #42
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #44
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #45

Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:36 AM

1. PRICELESS!!!!! LOL LOL

He looks like a buffoon

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:43 AM

2. I don't see how that is "winning" behavior

Except to the admirers of bullies. this is obviously boardroom CEO behavior that will do no good in any political setting.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:45 AM

3. OMZ!! I didn't see the debate but

read enough comments to know that was coming..this is Freaking PRICELESS!

What an Asshole hopped up on Red Bull.

"just kept streamrolling".. OMY

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:46 AM

4. K&R!



I also want one with RobMe's admission of shipping jobs overseas in a Presidential debate (the fool thought it was funny! As funny as a 10 grand bet!).



Edited to add (from the transcript):

RMONEY: ....

"you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas. Look, I've been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you're talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant." .....

(Emphasis mine)

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:47 AM

5. I like the kooky music but...

they need that in an 'etch-a-sketch' ad now. Now. Now is the time to compare and contrast and make him look like a fool. I don't think this works because it's effectively the DNC trying to make a sow's purse out of what has been perceived as a pigs ear; they're reaching because, unfortunately, Romney's "forceful" behaviour is what enabled him to get the win.

The music needs to be in every ad, because Romney is an odd cookie. You need to marry it to the right material though.

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Response to Mutiny In Heaven (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:55 AM

6. I think you're right that they can do some tinkering

I would recommend a series of ads on all the lies & flip-flops over the years.

Obviously the subject of abortion should be one, particularly advertised to women viewers. Play the lie Romney told in the Ted Kennedy debate where he says he will keep Roe v. Wade next to the excerpt of him saying in the GOP primaries that he wants to overturn it.

And slam him HARD.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:58 AM

7. Call it the Bully!

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:13 AM

38. Totally agree

That's all I saw from last night's debate. Rmoney is a big school yard bully. Mitt the filibuster. Were there any rules in that debate? Why did Jim even show up?

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:00 AM

8. This definitely showcases Rmoney's

supreme sense of entitlement. "I think I should get the last word." Never respecting the rules when they are not in his favor illustrates his whole character.

I love it! You can't even make this up. Rmoney has provided enough fodder from now until the election.

Way to go, Dems!

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:07 AM

12. But let's not get overconfident

I get nervous when I see too many chortling emoticons predicting Romney's downfall.

I'll celebrate after November 6 when Romney is hopefully gone.

Until then I don't want to jinx it.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:00 AM

9. The POTUS was not his usual self.. something was wrong.. I am beginning to think that


THIS WAS INTENTIONAL.

Let Mitt spew his lies uncontrollably, and then make ads from them.. It's a big gamble, but it may just be what the doctor ordered!!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:08 AM

13. 'The POTUS was not his usual self.'

My Dad watched the debate with me and said he thought Obama looked tired.

It could just be something like simple exhaustion from all the work he's done lately.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:30 AM

20. Nothing important he needed to make sure he was prepared for

only the fates of the free and not free world.

Best case scenario if Romney wins: the Court is fucked for the rest of my lifetime.

Totally plausible scenario: we all die.

Thanks, Pres.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:38 AM

33. Obama won the debate


deal with it.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:54 AM

43. And Cliff Clavin knew those three people weren't in his kitchen

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Response to TroyD (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:43 AM

22. He has a full time job, and the elevation in Denver might have bothered him nt

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Response to secondwind (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:28 AM

16. I agree...


... Obama let Mitt ramble on, perform Freudian slips, act condescending (did anyone else notice Mitt's "cute" little head tilt and smirk at times, as if he were looking at a cute puppy in a cage?) and paint himself into a corner with his hard sell, statements/half truths and lies. Let that resonate for a few weeks, then in the next debate pick everything apart. This first debate was just an exploratory investigation, so to speak.

And when Mitt gave the story of the, "young mother... whose husband lost 4 jobs in 3 years...", asks Mitt or Ann if they can help them, Mitt and/or Ann said, "Yes we(he) can". How? no explanation on how they can help that person's situation. What is Mitt going to do to, "help", them? Send them a box of feathers and tell them to be tickled pink? How does Mitt's pride in "tax deductions for shipping jobs overseas", fit in with this lady's predicament?

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:36 AM

17. 'This first debate was just an exploratory investigation'

It's all well & good to go on an exploratory investigation, but I just don't want our poll numbers to come down too much in the meantime.

Remember there are other people's seats at stake too eg. The Senate

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:02 AM

37. How will Mitt help them?

Give them a free phone call to call their parents for a loan?

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Response to secondwind (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:27 AM

19. Obama let Mitt trip himself up with comments completely counter....

...to everything he has said before. Now he's trying to sell himself as a moderate? LOL!!

Think about it....Mitt completely repudiated the views of the GOP/Tea Nazi far-right. I wonder what they're thinking today?

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:39 AM

21. 'Mitt completely repudiated the views of the GOP/Tea Nazi far-right'

Aren't they all in ecstasy today?

I think we're fooling ourselves if we think they are going to abandon Romney just because he lied and dumped some of his right-wing policies.

They're just glad that he's lying and they don't care how he gets there. They want Obama put in his place.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:54 AM

25. very few people watch and fewer make it through a debate like this

but everyone will hear the spin and any phrases that stick.

Obama was looking down a lot while Romney was speaking. Probably making notes but the image on TV looked like Obama was sleeping. Almost like it was a superliminal suggestion to just tune out and go to sleep.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:00 AM

10. Watch the "Romney FIRED BIG BIRD", It is poignant and fun!

Well at least we know one of the programs that Romney would cut in order to balance his dificit budget. He will go after Public TV and BIG BIRD. The big guy just loves to fire people, puppets, no matter.

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Response to CarmanK (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:20 AM

14. Mitt is paying the polluters back by shutting down PBS.

Can't have the truth getting out about global warming and toxic waste dumps and mountain top removal mining.

Too many facts on PBS and that will never do.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:01 AM

11. Ha ha ha, they even used RW hack David Brooks to reiterate.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:21 AM

15. That's an ad aimed DIRECTLY at the women.

(Most of us guys won't "get it.") They'd do well to run it on Lifetime or during shows like The View.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:34 AM

32. Yeah, not a lot of men will understand that.

Romney is a pretty big turnoff for a lot of women because he is rude, condescending, smug and smarmy. It came up in focus groups last night among women. As a woman, I would say this ad is right on about Mitt's personality.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:41 AM

35. It's not the women we need to worry about

It's the men - particularly white men.

We need to keep some of that vote.

So we should be reaching out to them too.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:22 AM

39. Agreed, TahitiNut

I just played the ad for my husband, and said, "This is what women will remember, how rude and disrespectful Romney is." Women in business, especially older women like me, have been on the receiving end of that type of behavior for years. Alpha male behavior = entitled bully, imo. It made me so angry, I turned off the debate.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:45 AM

18. I used to do a lot of management consulting, often working with owners and CEO's

and this is very typical of their demeanor. They are used to getting whatever they want. All the time.
This ad goes there in 38 seconds.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:49 AM

23. Coincidence? "What a guy" was my phrase yesterday

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021459138

Great minds think alike.

Love this ad!

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:50 AM

24. Exactly how I saw it

 

I was really shocked at how Lehrer allowed Romney to get away with this. Romney behaved just like typical arrogant people who work in the top echelon of the financial world. I know I am related to a few of them and they are not at all likeable because of just this type of behavior.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:06 AM

26. so now, can you see him with the scissors in his hands

hacking off that young man's hair while the poor guy was screaming in fear of his life? I can totally see where that came from.

This is how he's going to act when it comes to foreign leaders and our country will be at war with the world withing 6 months.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:10 AM

27. Good, but now lets get some liar ads out there.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:10 AM

28. How well does the average person feel

just hours after arriving in Denver? How do they feel the next day, after some sleep?

I'd say they feel the thin air quite acutely.

I think that that is what zapped Obama--mittiot was there the day before, got to get some sleep before the debate.

Keeping the free world free doesn't do much in the way of clearing your calendar so you can leisurely arrive the day before.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:26 AM

31. I wish you were right.

I've lived in Denver many years (a retired prof at the University of Denver), and I wish you were right. But while the altitude plays a big role for visiting teams in NFL games, if you're not exercising, it's really not a big deal. I felt a bit fatigued the first month or two after coming to Denver, but not significantly so.

Obama did look tired but it was probably because of all the middle east stress, especially given the events earlier yesterday.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:22 AM

29. Any way you can post a link

rather than this??? I can't open it!!! HEEELLP!

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Response to polmaven (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:40 AM

34. Not sure how else I should post it

It's a YouTube link to play the video.

I just copied and pasted the link here.

It's listed under Dem Rapid Response on YouTube.

Are you able to access YouTube?

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Response to TroyD (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:59 AM

36. I don't know why

I can't play any of the YouTube stuff lately!!! I will go to the site and see if that will do it....Thanks!

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Response to polmaven (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:38 AM

40. linky..humm

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:26 AM

30. Romney won the debate . . . with Jim Lehrer.

The one with the President, not so much.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:38 AM

41. Maybe an old meme

but I kept picturing Kanye to Taylor Swift at the Grammys "Im gonna let you finish..." kinda photo bombing in the middle of the debates. Romney just rolled over Jim Lehrer and President Obama.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:43 AM

42. That made me remember this exchange in the Primary debates...

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:40 AM

44. This number of voters who will see this, compared to the

number who watched the debate itself, is tiny. Good response, but not comparable to Obama slapping his lies down in real time.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:43 AM

45. What an asshole.

 

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