Who do you think will do better in the Presidential Debates, Obama or Romney?

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  1. Nathan Orf profile image78
    Nathan Orfposted 6 years ago

    Who do you think will do better in the Presidential Debates, Obama or Romney?

    Now that the Conventions are over, we can get back to the actual campaigns. A key part of both campaigns is to nail the Presidential Debates. Will the President do better, or will Romney? Why do you think so?

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  2. Attikos profile image77
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    Obama will, as always, shine in the red meat department, throwing one chunk of it after another to his slavering partisan dogs. Romney will take it on the issues, but his presentation will be lackluster, so some of it will be lost in the emotional staging of the affair. Each will reinforce his supporters, appeal to none of the other's. They'll be a wash.

    1. Nathan Orf profile image78
      Nathan Orfposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. I like this answer. Very true, very concise.

  3. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    Obama will of course. Romney will put his foot in his mouth. Romney is not a true politician. Obama is.

  4. Ellieface profile image47
    Elliefaceposted 6 years ago

    Neither one. They are both puppets, liars and two sides of the same coin.

    1. Nathan Orf profile image78
      Nathan Orfposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      As an ardent Obama supporter, I'm inclined to agree with you.

  5. cathylynn99 profile image76
    cathylynn99posted 6 years ago

    i think romney will be exposed as a slaughterer of the american dream, a foreign policy buffoon, and friend of no one but the greediest of the rich.

  6. 34th Bomb Group profile image60
    34th Bomb Groupposted 6 years ago

    Obama is clearly off his game. No more soaring rhetoric. I think he's baffled by the lack of enthusiasm in the crowd. He may be a great politician but he's a lousy President.

    1. Nathan Orf profile image78
      Nathan Orfposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder what you made of the enthusiasm shown at the DNC? I thought the Democratic delegates were far more enthusiastic than the enthusiasm shown at the RNC.

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I am not an Obama fan but I do believe he will excel in the debates because he is a brilliant orator.  I have rarely heard anyone who can give a speech the way he can.

    1. Nathan Orf profile image78
      Nathan Orfposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      But can he explain his policies or offer any bright new ideas in the debates?

    2. cathylynn99 profile image76
      cathylynn99posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      obama is a brilliant orator because he is a brilliant man. romney's IQ is a full 20 points lower. it's a complicated world. give me a smart president.

    3. 34th Bomb Group profile image60
      34th Bomb Groupposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      He is a brilliant orator when he has a teleprompter in front of him. It's become quite evident that when he speaks "off the cuff" he wanders all over the place. Hopefully he'll make an ass of himself.
      He won't be able to explain anything.

  8. Conservative Lady profile image71
    Conservative Ladyposted 6 years ago

    Even though all of the moderators are Liberal Obama maniacs I think we will see Romney shine because he is capable of speaking off the cuff and truthfully, something Obama could never do well.

    1. bworthington profile image61
      bworthingtonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I do find it interesting that your comment refers to the moderators as Obama maniacs, yet in your response to my statement, my reference to Romney as Willard is considered childish. 

      Just something I noticed.

  9. bworthington profile image61
    bworthingtonposted 6 years ago

    While I plan to support the President in this upcoming election, I will base my answer on a more pragmatic reason: President Obama wins the battle of specifics when it comes to policy.

    For a majority of his campaign, Willard Romney has sought to provide as little detail as possible regarding his policy positions.  During the debates, Obama can press him on the "How?" when it comes to actually accomplishing his proposals.

    While the current tepidness of the recovery can be a potential obstacle the President will need to deal with, the fact is the economy is growing.  Not as quickly as everyone would like, but growing none the less. 

    The question will inevitably be, if the economy is growing, how can it be claimed that the country is going in the "wrong direction"?

    From a message standpoint, the question of how is anything that Willard Romney is proposing different from the policy positions that resulted in the current economic downturn will also be front and center.  And given his aversion to answering the hard questions, it is very likely that this question will be the one that will trip him up.

    1. Conservative Lady profile image71
      Conservative Ladyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wondering why you are referring to Mitt Romney as Willard when he is running by "Mitt" ? Can I just call Obama "Hussein" because I want to? Seems childish to me.

    2. bworthington profile image61
      bworthingtonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Willard is Romney's real name.  If you choose to call Obama Hussein, feel free.  Many conservatives have called him that and worse over the years. 

      That said, it seems interesting that you chose to comment on that, yet not on the points I raised.

    3. Conservative Lady profile image71
      Conservative Ladyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I found very little "fact" in your so called points - can't argue against someone who makes it up as they go.  Reagan inherited a much worse economic situation than Obama did but Reagan managed to make us fiscally solvent in his first term.

 
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