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Old 10-04-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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I don't see how you could use a teleprompter in a debate. For one thing, you don't know what you're going to have to talk about. Also, it seems like your opponent could see it, too.

 
Old 10-04-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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I don't see how you could use a teleprompter in a debate. For one thing, you don't know what you're going to have to talk about. Also, it seems like your opponent could see it, too.
Ummmm... you can't. Which is why the president was exposed last night. He can give a great rousing speech when he can stick to his talking points and read a script. However, when under pressure and having to answer questions, his inexperience and lack of knowledge and command of basic economic principles is evident.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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No, some people aren't good in that evironment. Obama is one of the. Obama can speak well in town halls etc. Debates limit your talking. Obama usually speaks at more length and detail. Romney can't so his used car pitches work well.

The teleprompter comments would be much more effective if Obama were the only one to use them instead of every politician and most everyone who makes lengthy speeches....
 
Old 10-04-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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No, some people aren't good in that evironment. Obama is one of the. Obama can speak well in town halls etc. Debates limit your talking. Obama usually speaks at more length and detail. Romney can't so his used car pitches work well.

The teleprompter comments would be much more effective if Obama were the only one to use them instead of every politician and most everyone who makes lengthy speeches....
Right. It is easy to speak well when you aren't pressed for details and no one challenges you on your claims. It is easy to be all "Hope and Changey" but when someone asks you what that really means and presses you on your record of failure, it gets harder. When was the last time anyone asked BO a hard question? When was the last time he had to defend his record of failure? His record of deficit growth and slowing job creation? When was the last time anyone called him out for the lies he is spreading about his challenger? He has never had to defend his record of pissing all over the Constitution and the will of the people. The liberal mainstream media was practically in tears last night because their savior looked like a boob. Even Bill Maher and Chris Matthews were crying defeat and saying BO looked lost without a teleprompter. Anyone can dress up in a suit, get a team of 30 handlers to prepare you to read a speech and come across as polished. However, actually having a grasp of the issues and really being able to articulate a vision that meets the needs of the country is another thing altogether.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Right. It is easy to speak well when you aren't pressed for details and no one challenges you on your claims. It is easy to be all "Hope and Changey" but when someone asks you what that really means and presses you on your record of failure, it gets harder.
Can't argue with that! Obama's long winded and mostly vague responses last night exposed what many people that don't worship him already knew. It was refreshing to see the Messiah challenged last night, even if the points he was challenged with were not completely true. Sounds weird, I know, but finally someone directly stood up to Obama.

For someone who loves / hates politics like myself, that was very entertaining.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Right. It is easy to speak well when you aren't pressed for details and no one challenges you on your claims. It is easy to be all "Hope and Changey" but when someone asks you what that really means and presses you on your record of failure, it gets harder. When was the last time anyone asked BO a hard question? When was the last time he had to defend his record of failure? His record of deficit growth and slowing job creation? When was the last time anyone called him out for the lies he is spreading about his challenger? He has never had to defend his record of pissing all over the Constitution and the will of the people. The liberal mainstream media was practically in tears last night because their savior looked like a boob. Even Bill Maher and Chris Matthews were crying defeat and saying BO looked lost without a teleprompter. Anyone can dress up in a suit, get a team of 30 handlers to prepare you to read a speech and come across as polished. However, actually having a grasp of the issues and really being able to articulate a vision that meets the needs of the country is another thing altogether.

You listen to a lot of WSB huh? I just got a dejavu from my commutes reading this.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Right. It is easy to speak well when you aren't pressed for details and no one challenges you on your claims.
To be honest I didn't hear any details from Romney either other than that he's going to give seniors back the $716 billion in Medicare that Obama ripped away from them.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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Any other "opinions" you care to share, or I mean, copy and paste.
Or wipe with.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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And yet, today, it turns out Romney lied. Imagine that a Republican lying, Romney lying...

Sure, you can argue the President was off his game last night, but ROMNEY IS A LIAR!

What lies did he tell? Please enlighten us.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 02:58 PM
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What lies did he tell? Please enlighten us.

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