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Romney: In 2014, “I Presume I'm Gonna Be President”

Romney: In 2014, “I Presume I'm Gonna Be President”

In the first question of the debate, Romney flexes his confidence. “When you come out in 2014,” he tells a college student, “I presume I'm gonna be President.”


Pics: In The End - Mitt Knew He Got Clobbered


smiles vs doom

bye bye mittens

whose the "macho" man now?

Obama Challenges Romney To “Read The Transcript” — And Here It Is

Obama Challenges Romney To “Read The Transcript” — And Here It Is

A tense moment at tonight's debate about Obama's Rose Garden comments after the killing of a U.S. ambassador.

As Romney went on the offensive during the second presidential debate over the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, he hammered Obama, questioning why he took so long to call the attack that took his life a terrorist attack.

But in the midst of his attack, which has become a winning line for Republicans in recent weeks, Obama piped up: "Read the transcript," referring to his Rose Garden speech shortly after the attack.

Moderator Candy Crowley concurred, telling Romney, "He did, sir."

Obama: "Can you repeat that, Candy?"

Looking at the transcript, in the Rose Garden on Sept. 12, 2012, Obama said, "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for."

Here's the full transcript:

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Every day, all across the world, American diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interests and values of our nation. Often, they are away from their families. Sometimes, they brave great danger.

Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi. Among those killed was our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, as well as Foreign Service OfficerSean Smith. We are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. And today, the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers.

The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We're working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.

Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

Already, many Libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya. Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans. Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died.

It's especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution, Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi. With characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries, and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya. When the Qaddafi regime came to an end, Chris was there to serve as our ambassador to the new Libya, and he worked tirelessly to support this young democracy, and I think both Secretary Clinton and I relied deeply on his knowledge of the situation on the ground there. He was a role model to all who worked with him and to the young diplomats who aspire to walk in his footsteps.

Along with his colleagues, Chris died in a country that is still striving to emerge from the recent experience of war. Today, the loss of these four Americans is fresh, but our memories of them linger on. I have no doubt that their legacy will live on through the work that they did far from our shores and in the hearts of those who love them back home.

Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourned with the families who were lost on that day. I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed. And then last night, we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.

No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. They should give every American great pride in the country that they served, and the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity.

We grieve with their families, but let us carry on their memory, and let us continue their work of seeking a stronger America and a better world for all of our children.

Thank you. May God bless the memory of those we lost and may God bless the United States of America.


Now that that is over, how about an LOL?


This will not end well for the Romney campaign: Romney ‘binder’ remark becomes URL

Presidential debate: Romney ‘binder’ remark becomes URL

"I went to a number of women's groups and said, 'Can you help us find folks,' and they brought us whole binders full of women," Romney said.

That didn’t take long.

During Tuesday night’s town hall debate, in response to an answer about gender inequality in the workforce, Mitt Romney referred to having received “binders full of women” from colleagues during his time in the private sector. Sensing a meme, BindersFullofWomen.com (and .net) were snatched up just seconds later.

And by whom? According to the registry WhoIs, it was purchased by Bradley Beychok, the campaign director of liberal super PAC American Bridge, which was founded by Media Matters founder David Brock.
It’s not known, meanwhile, who opened the Romney’s Binder Twitter account.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82503.html#ixzz29WWgm0JT

Hey Girl, I want to put you in a "binder"


MADDOW's - Mitt Smackdown

MAD MITT (great pic from debate!)

more pics here:

Obama Blasts Romney On ‘47 Percent’ In Final Question Of Town Hall Debate

Source: Talking Points Memo

Obama Blasts Romney On ‘47 Percent’ In Final Question Of Town Hall Debate


In the final question of the town hall debate, the candidates were asked what they thought the greatest misconception was about them. President Obama used the opportunity to explain his views on free enterprise — and to go after Mitt Romney's secretly recorded comments about '47 percent' of Americans. With it being the final question of the night, Romney did not appear to have any chance to respond.

"I think a lot of this campaign, maybe over last four years, has been devoted to this notion that I think government creates jobs, that that's somehow is the answer. That's not what I believe. I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's ever known. I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative, and risk-takers be rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot, and everybody should do their fair share, and everybody should play by the same rules, because that's how our economy is grown.

He went on to take on Romney: "I believe Gov. Romney is a good man — loves his family, cares about his faith. But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors, that 47 percent of the country considered themselves victims, who refuse personal responsibility — think about who he was talking about. Folks on Social Security who have worked all their lives; veterans who sacrifice for this country; students who are out there trying to hopefully advance their own dreams, but also this country's dreams; Soldiers who are overseas, fighting for us right now; people who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas taxes, but don't make enough income.

"I want to fight for them. That's what I've been doing for the last four years. Because if they succeed, I believe the country succeeds. When my grandfather fought in World War II and came back, he got a G.I. bill that allowed hip to go to college. That wasn't a handout — that advanced the entire country. I want to make sure that the next generation has those same opportunities. That's why I'm asking for your vote and asking for another four years."

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-blasts-romney-on-47-percent-in-final?ref=fpb

Crowley challenges Romney on Libya

Source: Politico

Gov. Romney responded by suggesting the president had actually taken more than two weeks to admit that the attack in Benghazi was a terrorist attack, as opposed to a spontaneous act following demonstrations against an American-made, anti-Muslim film.

"I think it's interesting the president just said something, which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror," Romney said.

"That's what I said," Obama replied.

"You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror," said Romney. "It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you're saying?"

"Please proceed governor," said Obama.

"I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror," said Romney.

"Get the transcript," Obama replied.

For the first time during the debate, Crowley moved to correct one of the candidates.

"He did, in fact, sir. So let me -- let me call it an act of terror..."

"Can you say that a little louder, Candy?" Obama asked.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/10/crowley-challenges-romney-on-libya-138693.html
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