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  •  nobody thinks he bombed on purpose (4+ / 0-)
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    He went out with a specific strategy and it didn't work.  that strategy was to play it cool and calm and let Romney work himself into a lather.  Let Romney say all sorts of outrageous things and come back at him with facts.

    Obama did that, but it didn't go over.  It turns out the facts are irrelevant, Lehrer forgot how to moderate a debate, and fervent lying is the new definition of being presidential.  So that strategy clearly backfired.

    But that doesn't mean that the long-term goal of getting Obama elected wasn't served.  What's laid out in this post is a reasonable premise for Obama's strategy.  Treat the three debates as a whole and reveal your candidate in stages so that he peaks at the optimum moment.

    •  Tea Party Mitt v 'Moderate' Mitt (1+ / 0-)
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      Bill Clinton said O went prepared for Tea Party Mitt and got 'Moderate' Mitt doing a full-bore Gish Gallop.  O is smart enough to know that you ca't debate that kind of attack.  So no 'intent to fail' has to be imputed to O -- just an improvised response to an unexpected situation.

      But the rest of the points made by the diarist seem to me to be very reasonable expectations for how Team O will play out the rest of the season.

      Actually, Mitt, I AM entitled to food.

      by CroneWit on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 01:01:12 PM PDT

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    •  i do (0+ / 0-)

      it's called sandbagging.

      just tactics imo.

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 01:38:48 PM PDT

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