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  • (Smirkin') Joe Biden VP Debate (10/11/12): Out of Afghanistan "in 2014 . Period."

    11/23/2014 10:00:37 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | October 11, 2012
    VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Martha, let's keep our eye on the ball. The reason I've been in and out of Afghanistan and Iraq 20 times — I've been up in the Kunar — I've been throughout that whole country, mostly in a helicopter and sometimes in a vehicle. The fact is we went there for one reason: to get those people who killed Americans, al-Qaida. We've decimated al-Qaida central. We have eliminated Osama bin Laden. That was our purpose. And in fact, in the meantime, what we said we would do, we would help train the Afghan military. It's their responsibility...
  • Romney's Mona Lisa Smile

    11/03/2012 10:20:24 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 19 replies
    Romney’s Mona Lisa smile The Italians have words for it; the meaning of that famous smile. The tight lips with the ‘giocondo’ smirk of self-amusement. The ‘sfumato’ smile of blurry ambiguity leaving all to the imagination. But there was little left to the imagination in the Mona Lisa smile of Mitt Romney. It was everywhere in that final debate; that tight smile and warm eyes. The face that never wavered. It was a constant reflection into his opponent’s rage. It softly deflected the opposing aspirant’s mean eyes darting the fiery embers of spent dark coal. The gentle face absorbed the...
  • Obama Disrespected Voters in 3rd Debate

    10/30/2012 1:03:40 AM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 29, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    On October 22 voters tuned into a presidential debate expecting a serious discussion of foreign policy issues. Apparently President Barack Obama didn't understand that fact or didn't care. Or perhaps, he decided to use the show to audition for a new career on Saturday Night Live. Obama responded to a statement by Mitt Romney about the navy being smaller than in 1916 by telling what some considered a joke instead of attempting to explain why he thinks the United States doesn't need a larger navy. "But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military...
  • Romney sealed the deal in the third debate

    10/29/2012 5:48:35 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 29 October 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    Barring a major November surprise or other election-shaking event, I believe that Mitt Romney will be the next President of the United States of America. I can draw this conclusion from the confluence of a number of indicators that seem to be coming together under the broad rubric of "Mittmentum" and are suggesting not just a Romney victory, but a fairly substantial one at that. For instance, there is the fact of Romney's large and steadily expanding lead among independent voters, who have swung decisively away from Obama, compared to his lead among them in 2008. Then, you have the...
  • Botching the Debates: How Biden and Obama blew it.

    10/27/2012 8:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The November 5, 2012 Issue | Fred Barnes, executive editor
    Joe Biden was forewarned. When he did a walk-through at the site of his debate with Paul Ryan, he asked if there might be double screens when the debate was broadcast. Yes, indeed, he was told, though it would be up to each TV network and cable channel whether to show both candidates at once on a split screen. Biden may have ignored how he might appear on one screen while Ryan was speaking on the other. Or he may have purposely run the gamut of disdain from mockery to disgust as he listened to Ryan. Either way, he played...
  • Who Won the Debates? 49% Say Romney, 41% Obama (Rasmussen FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

    "Among voters who watched the debates, 49% say Romney was the winner. Forty-one percent (41%) think President Obama came out on top. Four years ago, 47% of voters said Obama was the overall winner of the three dates, while 33% thought Republican nominee John McCain had been victorious. Republicans this year are a bit more confident in their nominee’s performance than Democrats are: 84% of GOP voters who watched the debates think Romney was the overall winner, compared to 78% of Democrats who feel Obama was the champ. Among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, the GOP...
  • How many horses and bayonets did the military have?

    10/24/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 24, 2012 | Kim Geiger
    President Obama’s quip about “horses and bayonets” may have been the most memorable sound bite from the third presidential debate, but was it true? The comment came after Mitt Romney asserted that “our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917,” because it has fewer ships. Fact-checkers have determined that statement was false, but Obama took the bait anyway.
  • Campaign Moods Shift as Contest Tightens

    10/23/2012 9:41:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 22, 2012 | By JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — With a last aggressive debate performance behind him and 14 grueling days ahead, President Obama is now facing what he worked so hard to avoid: a neck-and-neck race with a challenger gaining ground when it matters most.
  • EDITORIAL: Obama, horses and bayonets

    10/23/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2012 | Editorial
    Condescending debate outburst exposes weak defense strategy Note to President Obama: Stop pretending you’re a military genius. “Commander in chief” is simply a title, not a skill set. In Monday night’s foreign policy debate, Mr. Obama mocked Republican challenger Mitt Romney for daring to discuss the dangerous diminution of American naval assets to levels of a century ago. “Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed,” said Mr. Obama. “We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. And so...
  • Megyn Kelly: Media in spin room laughed and applauded at Obama’s “bayonets” line

    10/23/2012 3:24:27 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 17 replies
    Via Mediaite. I take it the defense here will be that they weren’t rooting for Obama, just grooving on a righteous zinger expertly dealt even though it was incorrect on the merits. But maybe I’m wrong; maybe there’ll be no defense. The media’s gotten more forthright about its biases and shortcomings over the past 10 years thanks to the endless watchdogging online, so there’s no sense grasping for excuses. Why bother? Everyone knows the score. This isn’t the first time reporters have been caught rooting publicly against a Republican, either. The Seattle Times gave bloggers a week of laughs five...
  • Media Shocked by Voter Reaction to Debate

    10/23/2012 12:13:47 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 34 replies ^ | 10/23/12 | Rush Limgaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the audio sound bites! This morning on CBS This Morning, I have a portion here of National Correspondent Dean Reynolds' report on a panel of undecided Ohio voters who watched last night's debate and what they got from it. Now, you can't see it, obviously. This is radio. But Norah O'Donnell's face in this sound bite is priceless. These people cannot believe what they are hearing. What we have here is an undecided Ohio voter on this panel, Norah O'Donnell and the cohost Charlie Rose. And they start off here with Dean Reynolds, who is a...
  • Fact Check: Obama Challenges Us to Look Up Romney’s Op-Ed

    10/23/2012 10:45:05 AM PDT · by lasereye · 15 replies ^ | 10/23/2012 | Patterico
    Guess who was telling the truth? Here’s the transcript: ROMNEY: I just want to take one of those points, again, attacking me as not talking about an agenda for — for getting more trade and opening up more jobs in this country. But the president mentioned the auto industry and that somehow I would be in favor of jobs being elsewhere. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’m a son of Detroit. I was born in Detroit. My dad was head of a car company. I like American cars. And I would do nothing to hurt the U.S. auto...
  • Romney gaffe: 'Syria is Iran's route to the sea'

    10/23/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 41 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/23/12 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Mitt Romney is not particularly new to gaffes but when it comes to one about the relationship between Syria and Iran, he has shown extraordinary courage in repeating it at least six times just in the past year. During last night's foreign policy debate, Romney said: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea."
  • Video: CBS focus group in Ohio picks Romney the winner

    10/23/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies ^ | 10/23/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell seem a little surprised by the results of this focus group conducted by CBS during last night’s debate, a group that consists of eight undecided voters in Ohio — a critical swing state for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Conventional wisdom and spot polls showed Obama winning a narrow victory over Romney in last night’s debate, but that’s not how CBS’ independents saw it:

    10/23/2012 10:21:11 AM PDT · by Snuph · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 23, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter is known for her edgy proclamations and oft-times controversial take on the issues. Last night, while commenting about the final presidential debate, Coulter took to Twitter, where she seemingly used a less-than-complimentary word to describe either debate moderator Bob Schieffer or President Barack Obama — “retard." The pundit tweeted, ”I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” While she didn’t explicitly name the individual being targeted, based on the factors at play, one can only assume that it was either Obama or Schieffer. As of Tuesday morning, the...
  • Barack Obama RIPPED By Bayonet Co. "We're Still Relevant!!!"

    10/23/2012 8:46:22 AM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies ^ | 10/23/12
    President Barack Obama has offended the bayonet community ... TMZ has learned. TMZ spoke with multiple people in the bayonet industry who tell us they were shocked and even offended when Obama brought up the weapon during last night's debate. FYI -- Obama was going after Romney when he said, "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed." According to the official U.S. Marine Corps website, every Marine is STILL required to complete a bayonet...
  • Flagging an Issue (Mitt Romney's Big Bad Flag Pin!)

    10/23/2012 8:32:44 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-23-2012 | Charles Kesler
    October 23, 2012 Flagging an Issue By Charles Kesler My wife, the very shrewd Sally Pipes, penetrated to the heart of the debate in a single sentence tonight when, only about 15 minutes into the exchange, she observed: “Romney’s flag pin is much larger than Obama’s flag pin.”Indeed, it was, as I confirmed in the next split screen of the candidates.Ever since the 1960s, liberals have been sensitive about the dimensions of their patriotism, and here, on national television, in a debate over foreign policy, Obama had been clearly outmaneuvered. His fleet was noticeably smaller than the challenger’s. His bayonet...
  • Obama may have won the Boca debate battle but he knows he is losing the election war to Romney

    10/23/2012 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies ^ | 10/23/12 | Toby Harnden
    If you had been on an extended vacation for the past four years, you would have been forgiven for watching this debate and thinking you were viewing a President Mitt Romney being challenged by a pretender called Barack Obama. It's not that Obama did not have command of foreign policy issues or did not make some telling points against an opponent who was vague at times and occasionally uncertain. But Obama clearly came into the debate believing he had to score points and change the dynamic of the race. In short, Obama started the 90 minutes here in Boca Raton,...
  • Mitt Romney Camp Releases “Apology Tour” [Ad]

    10/23/2012 8:15:59 AM PDT · by Justaham · 9 replies ^ | 10/23/12 | Jim Hoft
    Romney for President released a new television advertisement titled “Apology Tour.” After taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama went on an apology tour around the world. He even said that America had “dictated” to other nations. Last night Mitt Romney responded, “Mr. President, America doesn’t dictate to other nations; we have freed other nations from dictators.”
  • ABC and CNN Declare ‘False’ What Krauthammer Touted as Romney’s ‘High Point’

    10/23/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT · by Snuph · 40 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 23, 2012 | Brent Baker
    The high point of that debate for Romney is when he devastatingly leveled the charge of Obama going around the world on ‘an apology tour,’” Charles Krauthammer asserted on the Fox News Channel following Monday night’s third presidential debate. But what Krauthammer saw as so powerful for Mitt Romney, ABC and CNN tried to discredit based on the flimsy reasoning that Obama didn’t use the word “apologize.” ABC’s Jonathan Karl insisted: “The President didn’t apologize for America...there’s no way you could really call it ‘an apology tour.’” With a big “False” on screen, CNN’s John Berman decided: “Our verdict here...
  • Was Obama wearing an Earpieceduring a debate??? Drudge Picture.

    10/23/2012 8:03:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 102 replies
    Drudge has had that picture up since yesterday. There is a point he is trying to make. Is it about the earpiece???? Other pictures of Obama with an earpiece

    10/23/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/23/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Along with the market being down... Obama down to 57!!
  • McCain furious over Obama’s ‘snarky cheap shots,’ calls it ‘unpresidential’

    10/23/2012 7:12:46 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 59 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 10/23/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ari.) blasted President Obama for his “snarky cheap shots” at Mitt Romney during Monday night’s debate, calling them “unpresidential.” “The president had his snarky cheap shot remarks which are both unpresidential and not likeable,” McCain told "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning. In particular, McCain pointed to one of the most talked about moments from the third and final presidential debate, in which Obama sarcastically responded to Romney’s criticism of the proposed $1 trillion in defense cuts from last year’s Budget Control Act and sequestration. Romney accused Obama of allowing the military to be cut to historically...
  • Poll: Which candidate did best at the debate?

    10/23/2012 6:55:13 AM PDT · by securityMama · 9 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | October 23, 2012 | N/A
    The eyes of the world were on South Florida on Monday evening as issues of the world; foreign and military policy; took center stage in a presidential campaign that's been dominated, until now, by the economy.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: R50/O46

    10/23/2012 6:54:06 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/23 | Rasmussen Reports
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 46%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. Other than brief convention bounces, this is the first time either candidate has led by more than three points in months.
  • Luntz Focus Group Split on Romney's Debate Performance

    10/23/2012 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 62 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 10/23/12 | Greg McDonald
    A focus group of undecided voters appeared to be split over Mitt Romney's debate performance on foreign policy Monday night, with some saying he failed to distinguish how he would do things differently from President Barack Obama and others saying he finally came across as more "humane and relatable." The group, appearing on Fox News' Sean Hannity show along with Republican strategist Frank Luntz, declared Obama the overall winner of the debate when the two candidates stuck strictly to foreign policy and military issues. But when the debate veered into economic policy as a national security issue, most in the...
  • RASMUSSEN: R 50% O 46%... DEVELOPING.. Drudge

    10/23/2012 6:16:52 AM PDT · by Snuph · 53 replies
    Drudge Report | Drudge Report
    RASMUSSEN: R 50% O 46%... DEVELOPING..Drudge Report
  • Per Twitter - Rasmussen National: Romney 50 Obama 46 -swing states Romney 50 Obama 45

    10/23/2012 6:12:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Per Twitter - Rasmussen National: Romney 50 Obama 46 -swing states Romney 50 Obama 45
  • Mitt Romney Camp Releases "Apology Tour"

    10/23/2012 6:05:45 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 23, 2012 | Editor
    Romney for President released a new television advertisement titled “Apology Tour.” After taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama went on an apology tour around the world. He even said that America had “dictated” to other nations. Last night Mitt Romney responded, “Mr. President, America doesn’t dictate to other nations; we have freed other nations from dictators.” VIDEO TEXT: “In 2009, President Obama Began An Apology Tour Around The World” MITT ROMNEY: “[T]he President began … an apology tour, of going to various nations … and criticizing America. I think they looked at that and saw weakness.” MITT ROMNEY: “And...
  • Last Debate Proves Mitt Way Ahead

    10/23/2012 5:20:30 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-22-2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    If anyone still doubts the Gallup Poll -- and common sense -- showing that Mitt Romney is way ahead in the polls, all they had to do was watch the third presidential debate to have their minds changed. Romney put the game into the "four corners" stall, running out the clock while turning away numerous chances for easy slam-dunks and taking care not to stop the clock. Barack Obama, meanwhile, was pressing, slashing, and committing all kinds of fouls. Referee Bob Schieffer, not wanting to share in Candy Crowley's sordid legacy, let the players play. That's the good news. The...
  • Sequestration will not happen, Obama says in final debate

    10/23/2012 5:49:59 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | 23 Oct 12 | Michael O'Connell
    Sequestration will not happen. President Barack Obama made this assertion Monday night during the third and final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. "The sequester is not something that I proposed," Obama said, of the $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2. "It's something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen. The budget that we're talking about is not reducing our military spending. It's maintaining it." Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney used the debate to outline their different approaches to reducing federal spending. "We're going to cut about 5 percent of the...
  • FREEP This Poll - Who Won The Third And Final Debate?

    10/23/2012 5:12:37 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 11 replies
    Poll: Who won the third and final debate? Barack Obama Mitt Romney Was a draw Watched sports instead
  • The Final Debate (Obama vs the Incumbent)

    10/23/2012 4:50:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2012 | Yuval Levin
    If you knew nothing about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney except what you saw in their final debate, you would have assumed that Romney was the incumbent president, that Obama was the challenger trying to unseat him, that Romney was clearly leading in the polls going in and that he remained there going out. You wouldn’t necessarily think Romney won the debate, but you would think he was winning the race. It was absolutely clear that both candidates understood that this debate was entirely about Mitt Romney. Romney’s only goal was to seem presidential, and Obama’s only goal was to...
  • Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin

    10/23/2012 5:05:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | October 22, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    The whole time during the last Presidential debate, Mitt Romney looked like the incumbent and Barack Obama looked like a challenger trying to keep it together. More specifically, Barack Obama, when he made eye contact, looked like he was seeing and invisible hand writing “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin” on the wall behind Bob Schieffer. This was a man who knows the gig is almost up. Throughout the debate, Mitt Romney smiled, agreed, and avoided fights. Barack Obama did everything he could to get into fights. That’s not what incumbents in a comfortable lead do. The biggest issue to come out...
  • Mitt Romney Avoids The Weeds On Libya

    10/23/2012 4:50:05 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 28 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/23/12 | LD Jackson
    Ever since the second presidential debate concluded, I have looked forward to the final debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. I said as much in several comments on the blogs I read, and in yesterday's post. I felt Candy Crowley set the topic of Libya perfectly and I wanted Romney to take full advantage of it. I was disappointed when he failed to do so last night. Having said that, it turns out that I underestimated Mitt Romney, when it comes to devising a winning strategy. I did this earlier in the election because I felt Romney wasn't responding...
  • Krauthammer: Romney Won Unequivocally; Obama's Responses Were Petty

    10/23/2012 4:31:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 159 replies ^ | 10/23/2012 | Krauthammer
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think it's unequivocal, Romney won. And he didn't just win tactically, but strategically. Strategically, all he needed to do is basically draw. He needed to continue the momentum he's had since the first debate, and this will continue it. Tactically, he simply had to get up there and show that he's a competent man, somebody who you could trust as commander in chief, a who knows every area of the globe and he gave interesting extra details, like the Haqqani network, which gave the impression he knows what he's talking about. But there is a third level...
  • Obama to have steak and potatoes

    10/22/2012 4:05:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/22/12 | BYRON TAU
    It's the same meal he had before his second debate last week — where he was largely perceived as the winner. He'll be joined by friends Marty Nesbitt and Mike Ramos at the hotel.
  • Let Detroit Go Bankrupt (Mitt Romney Op-Ed 11/18/2008. Obama flat out lied!)

    10/23/2012 3:35:19 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/18/2008 | MITT ROMNEY
    IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed. Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check. ,,,, It is not wrong to ask for government help, but the automakers should come up with a win-win...
  • Hardball: Does Romney Now Have the Edge?

    10/22/2012 12:35:43 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 10-22-2012
    Chris Matthews, Chuck Todd and Jonathan Martin discuss the state of the race on "Hardball." (snip) MATTHEWS: If he has hard movement the next two weeks as he had two weeks ago, is he the winner? Is he the winner? TODD: Yes. MARTIN: Yes, absolutely. TODD: Absolutely, yeah. If that moved that way, sure.
  • Round III: Romney Passes Commander-in-Chief 'Eye Test'

    10/23/2012 3:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 22, 2012 | Guy Benson
    President Obama and Governor Romney battled to a draw on foreign policy points tonight, with each candidate scoring on several lines.  As expected, the discussion meandered into domestic policy for a large portion of the evening, and both men came prepared with a flurry of talking points.  Romney needed to strike casual viewers are informed, poised, and plausible as president.  He accomplished that task, without question.  The president often seemed like the aggressor, hammering his challenger in almost every answer he gave.  Romney coolly chided Obama, explaining that attacking him (especially dishonestly) doesn't advance any solutions.  The candidates found themselves...
  • Few seemed swayed by final presidential debate

    10/23/2012 3:24:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 10/23/12 | ALLEN G. BREED
    With the baseball playoffs and Monday Night Football to compete with, even free pizza and soda couldn’t entice more than a handful of students to the Tulane University Political Science Department’s viewing party for the final presidential debate. And, as appears to be the case with the vast majority of Americans, most came with their minds pretty well made up.
  • The Great Binder Blunder (Steyn)

    10/20/2012 5:41:16 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    So the other morning a reader e-mails me a picture of a handful of women demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Ohio Republican party — in what we expert analysts round about this point in the quadrennial election cycle like to call the critical battleground of the Buckeye State. The women each wore two giant pieces of cardboard, front and back. Ah, I thought, a timely protest. These activists understand that, with Obama’s flatline economy drifting inexorably to a $20 trillion federal debt, we’ll soon be living in cardboard shacks in shantytowns in the parking lot of the bankrupt Solyndra...
  • Transcript And Audio: Third Presidential Debate

    10/22/2012 11:53:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/22/2012 | NPR
    BOB SCHIEFFER: Good evening from the campus of Lynn University here in Boca Raton, Florida. This is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign, brought to you by the Commission on Presidential Debates. This one's on foreign policy. I'm Bob Schieffer of CBS News. The questions are mine, and I have not shared them with the candidates or their aides. The audience has taken a vow of silence — no applause, no reaction of any kind except right now when we welcome President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Gentlemen, your campaigns have agreed to...
  • Romney Won All Three Pre-Debate Coin Tosses!

    10/22/2012 8:50:38 PM PDT · by zencycler · 12 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 10/22/2012 | Debate Blog
    ROMNEY WINS THIRD COIN TOSS IN A ROW: Romney therefore gets first question and last closing statement in tonight’s debate. Odds of winning all three coin tosses: 12.5%.
  • R/e 3rd Debate: Pundits Proclaim: Romney Passes 'Commander-in-Chief Test'

    10/22/2012 9:29:20 PM PDT · by annajones · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10-22-2012
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may have exchanged a tactical defeat for a strategic victory in Monday’s foreign policy debate, losing on points to the president by most accounts but scoring a solid performance that left major pundits declaring he had passed “the commander in chief test” in resounding fashion. Similarly, Fox News commentator and Newsmax contributor Doug Schoen, a Democratic pollster, told Newsmax shortly after the debate that Romney succeeded in demonstrating he is presidential “and on an equal footing with President Obama” in the foreign-policy arena. Overall, Romney avoided making any major blunders and repeatedly turned the discussion...
  • Romney won the presidential debate by looking presidential. Obama had a painful...

    10/22/2012 9:57:32 PM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies ^ | 10/21/12 | Tim Stanley
    Original title: Romney won the presidential debate by looking presidential. Obama had a painful case of Biden's smile ----------------------------------------- Romney won the third presidential debate – and how he did it was encapsulated in a single exchange. The candidates were discussing military spending and Romney had just accused Obama of making harmful cutbacks. The President wheeled out what must have seemed like a great, pre-planned zinger: “I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, governor,...
  • I see the lefties are cheering that "horses and bayonets" line even though it's misleading (vanity)

    10/22/2012 10:01:00 PM PDT · by oneprolifewoman · 48 replies
    And what do you know? The Marines still use horses too! So much for Obama scolding Mitt about now knowing anything about the military as it is today!
  • Will Gallup Narrow after Debate 3

    10/22/2012 10:06:28 PM PDT · by shoedog · 44 replies
    media | 12/23/2012 | Self
    I have theorized that since we are not seeing internals in Gallup tracking that come debate 3 we would start to see an Obama bump. I believe Romney up a couple points not sure I by in 6-7 (unless turnout is about even between R and D). However I thought we might see a little change after Debate 2 and didn't.
  • TRENDING: 'Horses and bayonets' shows Obama's debate strategy

    10/22/2012 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Perhaps it only makes sense that a candidate who prepared for a presidential debate near Colonial Williamsburg would choose to slam Mitt Romney's plan for more Navy ships by using the phrase "horses and bayonets." President Barack Obama's quip - meant to make the point that modern warfare doesn't require the type of equipment it did in the past - appeared part of a larger strategy of casting his opponent as stuck in a time warp on important issues. And Republicans, seeing an opening, are making sure shipbuilders just down the road from President Barack Obama's Virginia prep...
  • So, About That Debate Thing Tonight...

    10/22/2012 10:41:15 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 74 replies
    Self/Vanity | 10/23/2012 | my favorite headache
    So, the debates are FINALLY over and done. The media is calling it a 3 to 1 win for Obama/Biden although in all reality it is the other way around or a tie with the loss going to Mitt Romney tonight. Judging from friends and a large number of politico's I associate with...most had turned the debate off after the first 30 minutes or were watching the NLCS Game 7 on Fox. The reason? Enough is enough. My most hardcore of Conservative friends and relatives saw Romney for what he truly is deep down inside...a moderate Republican who is a...