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Old 10-07-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Default What happened to all the threads about Obama being nothing w/o a teleprompter?

A few weeks ago, this board was filled with those threads by posters convinced that the former president of the Harvard Law Review was an empty vessel who could only read a teleprompter. Now that Obama has soundly beaten McCain in two debates, any of you feel the need to reevaluate what was always a transparently ridiculous assessment?

Also, any of you who criticized Obama for this "nothing-without-a-teleprompter" attack feel that label may now be better applied to a certain Vice Presidential candidate, over a month into the campaign and still too dim to give a press conference?
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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It's not nice to rub salt into their wounds.

Now where did I leave my salt shaker???
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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He has his stuttering down pat, no need for the teleprompter if da da da da da dats all he gonna do.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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It's not nice to rub salt into their wounds.

Now where did I leave my salt shaker???

Pass it to me. I would love to rub it in too.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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He was pretty impressive overall, but there were a few responses where he rambled a bit and lost focus.

But he was far more comfortable and sincere than McCain, and I think people are going to read that. McCain had some good replies, but his same problem carried over from his first debate - he seemed impatient and unnerved by Obama.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:03 PM
 
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Will Kosher salt work? That's all I got.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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That'll do.

I have a large jar of sea salt that I would gladly sacrifice to the cause.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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He was pretty impressive overall, but there were a few responses where he rambled a bit and lost focus.

But he was far more comfortable and sincere than McCain, and I think people are going to read that. McCain had some good replies, but his same problem carried over from his first debate - he seemed impatient and unnerved by Obama.
Agreed completely.

McCain has completely lost that easy-going banter that made him a successful politician. All he has these days is this strangely tense and somewhat creepy persona interspersed by the now robotic "my friends" tic and the occasional Montgomery Burns-esque forced smile.

He's losing on issues and he's losing on likeability. Not a recipe for success. Nor is lowering the expectations on Obama, especially an Obama ripened after 2 years of campaigning and 20 something debates. But I enjoyed seeing the usual suspects jump on board that spin.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Hmmmm.... this will be a tough one to spin.

Well, I suppose they could hold onto it by saying "he just learned a new skill for this debate", but then they'd have to say something like "so he's a fast learner, so what!" And that would unravel some of their other claims.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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He has his stuttering down pat, no need for the teleprompter if da da da da da dats all he gonna do.
So Mccain is losing to a stuttering idiot? What does that say about your boy?
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