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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:41 PM

The problem with Sen. Kerry playing Rmoney in debate prep....

...is that he won't make the obvious gaffs that Rmoney will.

There won't be any $10,000 bets in that prep.

I think we need Sen. Franken to help out and give Pres. Obama some zingers to shoot at Mitten's mistakes.

Your thoughts?

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Reply The problem with Sen. Kerry playing Rmoney in debate prep.... (Original post)
Motown_Johnny Jun 2012 OP
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2012 #1
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #2
DavidDvorkin Jun 2012 #3
Motown_Johnny Jun 2012 #4
TBF Jun 2012 #5
politicasista Jun 2012 #6
Blue_Roses Jun 2012 #7
politicasista Jun 2012 #13
Motown_Johnny Jun 2012 #10
politicasista Jun 2012 #12
Motown_Johnny Jun 2012 #14
politicasista Jun 2012 #15
Motown_Johnny Jun 2012 #16
Rosanna Lopez Jun 2012 #8
CTyankee Jun 2012 #9
demwing Jun 2012 #11

Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:43 PM

1. Mittens will have a prompter like Bush did

Telling him what to say

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:44 PM

2. not a bad idea. n/t

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:37 PM

3. How do you predict a gaffe?

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:57 PM

4. You can assume certain subjects might create a gaffe

but there is no way to know exactly what he might say.


Money/taxes would be tops on the list. Women's rights and foreign policy are right up there too.


Sen. Franken could be a valuable asset if utilized properly.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:59 PM

5. Franken could definitely play Mittens

and say all kinds of stupid stuff. Of course Pres. Obama would be too busy laughing to actually debate.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 07:31 PM

6. Interesting,

why are people (not all) so against Senator Kerry helping Obama out? It was Obama's (or Team Obama) choice. They think of him as a valuable surrogate/debater.

That said, he would definitely ask Senator Franken and all Dems (except the obvious ones) for help.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:12 AM

7. Um,

I believe the OP was making a joke...against Mitt Romney and his obvious, "foot-n-mouth" syndrome.

I think John Kerry is an awesome choice.

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Response to Blue_Roses (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:45 PM

13. Oh. Ok

that makes somewhat sense.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 12:54 PM

10. I'm not against Sen. Kerry. I just think he is a more serious person than Rmoney


and that we need someone able to behave like a buffoon to properly prepare Pres. Obama for the debates.


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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:45 PM

12. Ok, but in the end

it's not about the politician that is/was picked. This is how debate preparation works.

You want to have someone who behaves like a buffoon, but at the same time be a skilled debater.

While agree that Senator Kerry is more of a serious person, his still is a good debater, which is why Obama chose him. Therefore, in the end, it was Obama's (Team Obama's choice), it doesn't mean he can't ask for help from Franken, etc. That's fine if you agree to disagree.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:47 PM

14. Yes, but those are not the sound bites that the masses latch onto.


It is the one liners and zingers that break through to those who don't really pay attention.


For you and I a wonk is a great choice, for most voters it would be Stephen Colbert.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:58 PM

15. Team Obama knows what they're doing

and what they are up against.

Quite sure that Obama and his aides appreciate the genuine concerns we have about his opponent in the debates, but they have a proper handle on the debate preparations. They know more than we do.

We just have to agree to disagree here.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 08:31 PM

16. I don't doubt that they know what they are doing.


I just think Sen. Franken is a rare talent and could be a great asset. I was thinking more along the lines of a coach than a sparring partner but either would be good.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 07:47 AM

8. Romney is sneaky

Obama should be the better debater on paper going into this year's debates, and is theoretically the favorite, but you can never take anything for granted.

And Romney is sneaky in debates. I remember watching him debate Santorum and even when he's lying about something and admits he's been caught, he turns around and says "Didn't you do the same thing"? or "Didn't you do "X"? He's a sneaky, deceitful guy, and Obama better be wary of him.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:30 AM

9. Kerry is a good choice. He knows how the 1% thinks.

That is not a put down of Kerry. He just has had a lifetime of being around the very rich and knows where they are predictable, altho with Romney he probably won't have the Mormon vibe (don't ask me what that is but maybe it is the key to why he says such odd things).

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:55 PM

11. Tall, wealthy, patrician, stiff, white politician from Massachusetts?

Nah, Kerry's a horrible choice...

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