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  •  I thought the president had a poor (3+ / 0-)
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    performance in his first debate. I got over it just as I assumed he and his campaign did.

    What bothered me was the media going on and on and on about it. As well some people here after the first debate were putting polls out there that showed the president sinking and sinking fast.

    It was heartbreaking to see all this happen, especially since the president came out of the convention is such good standing.

    I had a very panicked bunch of co-workers who watched the Gallup and Raz polls and up until 2 weeks ago, they were convinced the country was moving away from the president.

    I told them to just pay attention to certain states and not to buy into certain polls, which I learned here.

    It was a tough few weeks there, I can't deny it. But I didn't panic. He had two more debates left and I thought he would come through them just fine, particularly since Romney didn't have a whole lot of substance to offer over three debates.

    There IS such a thing as bouncing back.

    And I will say this. I don't recall anyone here throwing in the towel and moving towards Romney that I recall because of the first debate.

    Just panic, which is normal. There was a lot on the line and very little time left on the calendar.

    •  Good comments. (3+ / 0-)

      "There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." --Joel McCrea as "Sully," in "Sullivan's Travels."

      by Wildthumb on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:24:07 PM PST

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      •  hahaha! I tell ya! It's funny now but we (0+ / 0-)

        came too damned close.

        My name is X. I'm a semi-military black woman and I voted for Barack Obama.

        by tha puddin on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:27:33 PM PST

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        •  We never did. Check Silver's graphs. The "closest" (2+ / 0-)
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          was about 60-40. I had some concern then. But it never went closer than that, then quickly rebounded. If it had ever fallen closer than that on Silver then I would have crapped in you-know-what.  

          "There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." --Joel McCrea as "Sully," in "Sullivan's Travels."

          by Wildthumb on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:33:42 PM PST

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