Do debates really show us what a person is made of? How often do presidents use debates while they are in office. They actually use negotiation skills. They negotiate with their staff and foreign leaders. They don't debate.
I don't think debates are meant to measure future performance, they are just a chance to see the candidates in an unrehearsed setting.
Unrehearsed setting? Romney's answers were very well rehearsed.
Romney's been in intensive debate prep for months with his handlers.
He's been learning and practicing his lines over and over and over.
Same process they used with Sarah Palin, only Romney is capable of memorizing numbers better. But both were coached to stay on the attack and go for the emotional jugular.
And they did.
Obama sequestered himself in Las Vegas for only a few days.
He made it clear he didn't enjoy prepping.
He does not seem able to unmodulate his speech.
He knows his stuff but he goes to the microissue and gets stuck there.
I guess no one schooled him on the theatrical part of the night's performance.
Also, maybe he underestimated his opponent.
Perhaps if Obama had taken some questions from the press in the past six months, he would have been prepared to answer. Obama was taken to the tool shed. Justifying his incompetence may make you feel better but denial is not just a river in Egypt!
Why can't people come up with new, creative cliches?
Romney was spewing hot air last night. If you fall for his performance, you are easily fooled. He is still an extreme capitalist. I have first hand experience with Bain companies, and I can tell you that Bain companies have outsourced and continue to outsource jobs to China.
His "style points" last night will not change the fact that Romney is a champion of the wealthy. He doesn't know what it is like to be a regular citizen. He doesn't care about the people. He cares about profits and corporations.
You mean like Obama supporters that were misled in to believing that Barack was qualified for the job?
And Obama does? The guy never even held a job until he was elected to office. What you are witnessing is the implosion of a campaign, wait until the discussion moves to foreign policy. Obama will not be able to uhm and ahh his way out of his obvious failure!
I don't think debates are a valid measure, but I do think it's a fun way to get to evaluate someone's mind.
I just wish the set-up was more like a conversation rather than a debate. The only thing I feel like both of them do is give mildly related, rambling speeches with stories of them connecting with individual voters.
You can get a look inside someone's mind and how sharp it is in a conversation, not in this kind of parade.
by Mike Russo5 months ago
The current debate format is a farce and is nothing more than a slug fest that we watch. The moderators have little to no control over the debaters. John Donvan has a petition that proposes change the...
by fishskinfreak20087 years ago
Translation: Sarah Palin, stop dreaming about becoming president and go babysit Bristol Palin's child!
by rhamson16 months ago
Having watched two of the GOP Presidential debates first hosted by Fox and then one hosted by CNN it sickens me the way they both decided to format the questions and answers. These are not debates as none of the time is...
by chanroth5 years ago
Just happen to read the news today, 67% say they are voting for another candidate, 27% said yes and the rest is not sure. Therefore, what is your opinion, well you vote?
by quatrain5 years ago
Saw him at the debate last night, when he appeared to have a "senior moment". Who's prepping this man, anyways? I almost felt sorry for him, it was so bad.As one commentator on mangoboss said, he...
by Bobby Isenhower4 years ago
Which one do you think will lead the country better?
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