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Did Obama deliberately throw the debate?

(28 Posts)
APMF Thu 04-Oct-12 22:12:04

In the lead up to the US presidential debate the pundits (NY Times and friends) told us that debates rarely influence voters to a significant degree. Certainly not enough to overcome the lead Obama had in the polls. Same pundits then told us that if Romney's backers think he is going to lose then they will shift the money to the Senate and House races.

Fast forward to the morning debate. Commentators were questioning why Obama failed to wheel out his powerful campaign talking points like the 47% video among others. Others went on about Obama's lackluster performance. Not surprisingly, Romney was widely touted as the debate winner.

I'm guessing that the re-energised Team Romney will be keeping their donors. I can't help but think that this what Obama intended. Am I giving Obama too much credit?

Cozy9 Sun 04-Nov-12 14:51:59

I think Romney will win.

APMF Sun 04-Nov-12 15:32:11

Why? Ok polling isn't an exact science but the swing state polls are all trending Obama's way. Sandy has given him a chance to look presidential which IMO is going to tip the undecided his way.

Even the GOP governor of NJ has been heaping praise on Obama. He obviously sees 2012 as lost and is now looking forward to his own reelection by appealing to Democrats and independents.

APMF Wed 07-Nov-12 22:45:47

Obama wins and the Senate Democrats gains seats when they were expected to lose seats. Maybe it was all part of Obama's plan afterall.

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