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Debate Could Test Two Romney Weaknesses, Talking and Thinking

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  1. Flintlocker

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    NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—With the first Presidential debate just two days away, G.O.P. nominee Mitt Romney has been working intensively on two skills that have eluded him throughout the campaign: talking and thinking.

    According to one aide, much of Mr. Romney’s debate preparation has involved rehearsing a slew of prepackaged “zingers,” with mixed results: “We gave him what we thought was a foolproof line about the budget deficit and he somehow turned it into a crack about gay Mexicans.”

    Reportedly, Mr. Romney’s practice debates have gone worse than expected, with the former Massachusetts governor getting trounced by a variety of opponents, including the Apple personal assistant Siri.

    At a joint campaign appearance in Ohio today, Ann Romney attempted to lower expectations for her husband’s performance at this Wednesday’s debate: “When Mitt starts working his mouth and goes off on some weird tangent about who knows what, please just tune him out. God knows that’s how I’ve survived all these years.”

    Mr. Romney also downplayed his debate prospects, telling supporters: “President Obama could very well be the greatest debater in human history. He’s Abraham Lincoln, Clarence Darrow, and the Roman orator Cicero put together. Next to that silver-tongued bastard I’m going to sound like someone with a head injury.”

    Later in the day, Mr. Romney’s campaign released a statement apologizing to people with head injuries.


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    :tongueout::tongueout::


    "Hey Mr.Obama, those words on the teleprompter? You didn't write those, someone else made those happen"


    Without a teleprompter Obama is a bufoon

    All you will hear from Obama are smug cliches and blaming Bush
     

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    You are a desperate kinda guy, aren't you?

    Still, I want you to be fulfilled; so I hope that Romney provides you with posting material for the next eight years.
     
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    The man that always uses a prompter and comes up with dandies like "you didn't build that" and "clinging to guns and religion" is nobody to hang your hat on....you know that right?

    LOL
     
  5. CitizenOfDreams

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    If it was a teleprompter reading contest, I'd be worried.
     
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    Liberal elitist doing a hit piece on Republicans using satire. :yawn:
     
  7. jdavionic

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    +1 An obvious antagonist playing games.
     
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    Umm, uh, aw, umm, umm, uh, aww, ah, umm, uh, umm. Thus sayeth your messiah. What a clown. He's a great golfer, though. Almost as good as Kim Jong Il, I've heard. Get yourself a breathalyzer or an inhalator, in case you have an attack during the debate. And call a corpseman to save you. Barrack Odumbo, suuuuuper genius. :rofl:
     
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    Hey, it will be Romney's first time debating a teleprompter but I'm sure he will do fine.
     
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    The debates are so rehearsed and scripted neither 0 nor Mittens should have much trouble.

    The format is a joke.
     
  13. Fed Five Oh

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    The interesting part will be how the MSM spins the story when the dabate ends that night.

    I predict a Romney "home run" will be reported as a dead heat.

    A tie reported as a 0bama knock out punch.

    And an 0bama flop reported as a tie.
     
  14. GAFinch

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    Except that one of them has probably given the questions to be asked to the PBS moderator.
     
  15. countrygun

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    ^^^^^^

    This.
     
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    After the election wet flints in his locker will be fired by DU because of financial cutbacks. Several others will be unemployed also.
     
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    I agree that Romney seems crazy: Why run for President and inherit the worst recession EVER in the American history ????

    With his money, he can just go buy an island in the Caribbean and distant everything else.

    I think the answer is that HE is a Patriot.
     
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    I wonder if Odumbo's brain got fried during some of those "Choom Gang" debate society meetings. I mean, he is probably the dumbest president in American history, and his success is entirely due to Affirmative Action. Every step of the way. Until Odumbo proves otherwise by disclosing his transcripts, that is the truth. An objective press corps (pronounced "corpse") with scruples would have torn him to shreds in press conference after press conference, but since the corps is not objective they just go along for the ride. Too much leg tingle for their own good, I think.
     
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    Romney is gonna do so well in that debate that Flintlicker will need a medical corpse-man standing by with smelling salts to revive him (or her, whatever).
    :ambulance:
     
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    It could be interesting.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_AAMa_X2dM&feature=related"]53 seconds that should end a presidency - YouTube[/ame]
     
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