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Response to cali (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:13 PM

15. you can't show me where this has changed the nature of the race at all

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The 'delusion' is thinking that 'winning' the debate translates into an enduring narrative.

To wit: Romney went into this debate with a solid definition generated by the Obama campaign and the President as an elitist, a prevaricator, and a corporate-type basically unconcerned with the needs of average Americans.

Moreover, Romney, facing a steady decline in polls in states where he NEEDS to actually win the contest that counts, came into this debate with a desperation to do more than portray President Obama as a lousy debater. Romney needs to either peel off Obama votes or expand his base to include a sizable chunk of the narrow contingent of 'undecideds' left to influence.

Those are gargantuan tasks which he didn't come close to achieving last night. He can't build a voting majority on the charge that President Obama is a lousy debater. His ace in the hole was supposed to be the weak economy. Show me the plethora of articles which are carrying Romney's attacks to the President today. Show me where the media is perpetuating ANY of Romney's attacks from last night.

President Obama has the advantage today of echoing the media in declaring Romney an inveterate liar. I shouldn't have to list the articles and criticisms for you. Go and look. Don't just delude yourself into thinking that ANY of Romney's bullshit is going to influence the voters he needs to attract in these final weeks of the election. If he (or anyone else) thinks he furthered his candidacy by slick-talking his way through the debate, look no further than the referendum from the press on what he actually conveyed. That was his challenge; not gaining the title of a glib frat boy in a debate.

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