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and went totally Rogue last night.... just like she told them to do. Romney pulled a Palin  "gotcha" moment.
He totally changed the expected "rules" of the game, and didn't bother to tell anyone. Instead of a ball being tossed back and forth between the 2 like a "normal" debate", they played by totally different rules. Instead of a back and forth, Mitt threw the ball off the stage and into the backroom, making both Obama and the press chase after it.

So how does Obama deal with this?

Simple.. in the next debate... ( not earlier, as he needs a huge attentive audience, not an ad sound bite)  when Romeny pulls ANYTHING out of the norm again, ( and he will because it worked the last time for him) Obama needs to calmly turn to the camera, and say " How Governor Romeny is running his campaign IS EXACTLY how a Venture Capitalist approaches a business deal. They will tell you whatever you want to hear to get you to sell them the factory. They will tell you they are buying your company to make it better, and then close it down, lay you off and sell off the pieces, once they own it. Truth and honesty means nothing in this type of business deal... winning is all that matters.. getting what you want, anyway you can. It's all fair game..  Hopefully you will see a pattern here. Be it Medicare, Social Security, Taxes. , Governor Romney has held at least 3-4 positions on each, to confuse and muddy the fact that he intends to do whatever he wants after he is elected.  Very little details, and constantly changing his views. Whatever it takes to win.
 Link Romney's lies to "this is exactly how Bain Capital operates".. Dont talk to Romney directly, but to the American people. A perfect way to expose his technique  and link it to Bain, his achilles heel, all at the same time. He can also tie the obstructionst House  to the same nasty techniques..."in venture capitalism, compromise is considered a weakness". "Whatever it takes to win is all that matters". The House has been using this same philosophy.
Link it all to " whatever it takes to buy the company," and once you own it, you do as you please....".. Americans will more then be able to relate and see through the "Romney scam".

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  •  Just don't look like (0+ / 0-)

    an angry black man, Barak.  Is that what he was told for this first debate?  I wonder...

  •  for "Vulture" Capitalists; Compromise = Loss (3+ / 0-)
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    yogipohaku, terabytes, a2nite

    You only "win" if you take everything, anything less means you're weak.  It's not about the money - it's about power. Probably explains much of what is happening in the "long game" obstructionism in Congress, too.

    You'd think this type of person only exists as a stereo-typical movie villain - but they are real (Hello, Donald ...) and don't seem to thrive in the sunlight. We need more "LIGHT".

    "Curiouser and curiouser!"

    by TechBob on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 02:35:32 PM PDT

  •  Perhaps a way to get to Romney??? (3+ / 0-)
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    yogipohaku, terabytes, hotheadCA

    I thought of the same thing - challenging the alpha dog just makes him fight harder and nastier, but turning to the audience and "exposing" the B.S. could fluster Romney, and even cause him to lose his cool and reveal his true feelings.

    Mitt Romney is evil, nasty and cold-hearted, and determined to dominate the dialog - and he proved it last night.   He cannot be distracted from his mission by polite discourse and debate.  It's going to take subtle digs and polite but provocative words that get under Mitt's skin.  

    And very importantly, Obama has to avoid anything that the press could interpret as indicating an "angry black man" situation.

    I think that part of the Obama team strategy last night was to let Romney hang himself with his lies and provide not only fodder (in the form of sound bites and video clips) for ads, but to allow the buildup of false confidence going into the second debate.  Psychologically, it will be difficult for someone with Romney's personality to not subconsciously believe that he has the edge going into debate #2.  It will also allow the Obama team to craft a better strategy for an offensive in debates 2 and 3.

    Call it poker or chess, I'm watching this drama unfold with great interest.  

    The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them - Albert Einstein

    by DaveVH on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 02:35:43 PM PDT

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