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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:43 PM

22. I hope to see the President more relaxed, and yet way more factual.

I agree with the "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" posts here. Obama will be criticized no matter how he conducts himself in the second and third debates.

For myself, personally, I want to see President Obama more relaxed. I think he does well when he flashes that big smile of his. But it has to be genuine...nothing phony.

And I'd like him to go after Mittens' untruths with calm facts. He has no choice in my mind but to call Romney out on his lies, but the president is going to have to do that carefully, clearly and he has to have his facts 100% correct. There is no room for any inaccuracies or mis-statements. But he's going to have to be assertive, too, somehow, and keep talking when Mittens interrupts, and the President is going to have to insist that the moderator hold Mittens to his time limits, etc. The President must come off as strong.

I believe Obama can win the next debate. I believe he's one of those personalities that works better under pressure. One that thrives on the challenge, etc. I still don't believe for a second that we've heard everything that there was to say about his performance at the last debate. I still think there was something going on that had him distracted. I thought Michelle looked stressed - as if she was hurting for her husband for having to go through the debate when there were other, more pressing matters that required his attention. I don't know what was going on, but I strongly sensed that something was - - - and we will most likely never know if those suspicions have any merit or not because matters of national security are seldom discussed as a reason for a debate performance.

I know I'm asking a lot. But it's not the first time I've asked a lot from this man. The day he took office, I asked him to clean up the mess that George Bush had made. I asked that of him with my undying faith that he was going to do what he could to clean up that mess. Have I been disappointed? Yeah, on some things, but overall, I am still satisfied with my choice.

One more time...he is MY President. I will be voting for him no matter what happens in these debates. But I want him to have a better outcome for the remaining debates, and I wish him the best of luck.

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