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    Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain | Fox News
    As President Obama began to hunker down at a plush resort here for three full days of debate prep, his campaign team signaled the incumbent may steal a page from Vice President Joe Biden and show a more aggressive tone in Tuesday's second face-to-face showdown with Republican Mitt Romney.

    "Gov. Romney has been making pitches all of his life and he knows how to say what people want to hear whether that was during his time at Bain or during the dozens of town halls he did during the primary," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. "His running mate also left him vulnerable on a number of issues -- admitting there was a $5 trillion tax cut, after he denied it, but again failing to explain how they would pay for it, leaving women worried about their ability to make choices about their own health care and failing to articulate their plan for winding down our presence in Afghanistan."
    Regardless of how you feel about Bain or Romney, it seems like poor strategy to let this out before the debate. How do you think this will impact Tusday's debate? Personally, I think Romney was already expecting this and now that it is almost certain that it will be brought up, he will be prepared. I'm expecting a close debate more like the VP debate than the first Presidential debate.

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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    Obama should come out an laugh, snicker, and generally be disrespectful in the debate.
    his base eats that **** up like candy corn.

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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

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    Regardless of how you feel about Bain or Romney,
    it seems like poor strategy to let this out before the debate. How do you think this will impact Tusday's debate? Personally, I think Romney was already expecting this and now that it is almost certain that it will be brought up, he will be prepared. I'm expecting a close debate more like the VP debate than the first Presidential debate.
    well, you acknowledge that romney was likely expecting this now exposed approach; so, what disadvantage would it then cause the president
    and then, what if this is a feint, causing romney to prepare for one line of attack to only have to respond to another in real time. his crib notes would be no good to him in that scenario
    we can't know the impact until the debate
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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    well, you acknowledge that romney was likely expecting this now exposed approach; so, what disadvantage would it then cause the president
    and then, what if this is a feint, causing romney to prepare for one line of attack to only have to respond to another in real time. his crib notes would be no good to him in that scenario
    we can't know the impact until the debate
    We can't know anything until it happens, that is common sense. It may have been expected but confirming it would still create additional emphasis to prepare for it. The pont of this post was to discuss possible reasons and outcomes of this statement, and you are right it could just be a distraction.

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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    It would be awesome if Obama went after Bain Capital. I would love it if he went after a private sector corporation, that hasn't committed any crimes, proving how much he hates private business.
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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    Democrats Cory Booker, Harold Ford Jr., Ed Rendell and Steven Rattner have all criticized the Obama administration for attacking Bain. Obama campaign bundler Johnathan Lavine is the Managing Director and Chief Financial Adviser for Bain. And Bain's employees have contributed a lot of money to Obama and democrats in 2008 and 2012.

    “President Obama has accepted $92,270 in his last two campaigns from employees of Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly led by Mitt Romney, which he has villainized for profiting on failed companies that laid off workers.
    Romney has taken $229,650, more than any other politician. But together, Democratic candidates and committees have received more than $1.3 million from Bain Capital workers since the 2008 election cycle – double the amount collected by Republicans.
    Obama Bain Capital contributions, Bain contributed more to democrats in 2008, FEC changes to Bain contributions, Treasurer Martin Nesbitt Pritzker ties | Citizen WElls

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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    As in the last debate, Obama had to defend his record, and Romney had to attack his record. As in the last debate Romney won hands down, I see the next debates to be more of the same. When Obama is asked by a person in the town all, he will answer by attacking Romney, and not answering with is own plan. This will give Romney again the opportunity to clarify his plan. Romeny will say "no Mr President, no matter how many times you say it, it's not true" then Romney will go onto explain his plan and at that point Obama might as well leave the room.
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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    As in the last debate, Obama had to defend his record, and Romney had to attack his record. As in the last debate Romney won hands down, I see the next debates to be more of the same. When Obama is asked by a person in the town all, he will answer by attacking Romney, and not answering with is own plan. This will give Romney again the opportunity to clarify his plan. Romeny will say "no Mr President, no matter how many times you say it, it's not true" then Romney will go onto explain his plan and at that point Obama might as well leave the room.
    and that is when you woke up from your dream
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    Personally, I think the heaviest punches will come from the foreign policy angle. Romney has to demonstrate his chops with it, against a sitting President of the United States.
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    Re: Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    and that is when you woke up from your dream
    Obama never showed up for the last debate, so why would he stay this time?
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