Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on October 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” McCain was asked to explain the poor reviews Obama garnered after the first of his three televised debates. “Four years inside the bubble with an adoring media,” McCain responded.

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[D]uring most of his public career Obama has been received by his audiences with undiluted adulation. He has been totally unused to being challenged on his talking points.

As a Democrat in Michigan in the 1960s, I opposed Romney’s father George Romney in his races for governor in 1962, 1964 and 1966. When he ran for president in 1968, he was unprepared for dealing with an unsympathetic press; the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press were, to varying degrees, pro-Republican in those days. When he ran for president in the 1968 cycle, he was caught off guard when local area Detroit TV talk show host Lou Gordon got him to admit that he was “brainwashed” by administration or military personnel in Vietnam. George Romney was used to being protected by the press from the consequences of spontaneous comments; when he wasn’t, because he had entered into the realm of national politics, he was caught off guard and, soon enough, his candidacy collapsed.

Barack Obama has a similar problem. The mainstream media has been playing protective guard around him for the last five or six years. He has seldom faced tough questioning, having managed to avoid open press conferences (as I recall) since last June. And of course mainstream media is extremely unanxious to ask him embarrassing questions about a whole host of issues. To his credit, moderator Jim Lehrer didn’t zero in on these things but didn’t prevent the interaction between the candidates from raising such questions.

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I expected Romney to beat expectations and win the debate (though I had no clue how decisive his victory would be), not because I thought Romney was such a fantastic debater, but because Obama is the single most overrated politician of my lifetime…

As president, he’s convinced himself that he is a policy wonk with a deeper understanding of the machinery of government and the mysteries of the economy than even his advisers. And yet he had to learn on the job that “shovel-ready jobs” were magic beans sold to him by party hacks hungry for pork. He bought a stimulus that only stimulated political cronies. In the debate, he touted windmills and solar power as the energy sources of the future as if he still honestly believed that.

The media’s infatuation with Obama and/or their contempt for his critics only served to reinforce his delusions. When the press laughs at all of your jokes and takes your glib excuses as profound insights, the inevitable result is a kind of flabby narcissism. Kings can be forgiven for thinking they are the greatest poets when the court weeps at their clunky limericks.

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President Barack Obama’s wobbly performance against Mitt Romney at their first debate is raising questions about whether he’s been too sheltered by a White House that keeps him away from skeptical audiences and minimizes confrontation.

Obama’s 2008 opponent, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, said Obama’s lackluster performance at Wednesday’s debate in Denver stemmed from four years of dealing with an “adoring media.” Other political observers said it’s a result of Obama’s relative isolation in Washington: He prefers interviews with select journalists to unpredictable press conferences, and he doesn’t mix much with members of Congress or parry and thrust with critics who could challenge his assertions.

“He’s a guy who has no pushback on anything, ever,” said Charlie Cook, an independent political analyst and editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report. “He’s not doing press conferences, he’s got little interaction with members of Congress and he’s surrounded with acolytes. I think it showed.”

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Obama has set a modern record for refusal to be quizzed by the media, taking questions from reporters far less often than Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and even George W. Bush. Though his opponent in 2008 promised to take questions from lawmakers like the British prime minister does, Obama has shied from mixing it up with members of Congress, too. And, especially since Rahm Emanuel’s departure, Obama is surrounded by a large number of yes men who aren’t likely to get in his face.

This insularity led directly to the Denver debacle: Obama was out of practice and unprepared to be challenged. The White House had supposed that Obama’s forays into social media — town hall meetings with YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and the like — would replace traditional presidential communication. By relying on such venues, Obama’s argument skills atrophied, and he was ill-equipped to engage in old-fashioned give and take.

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Obama hasn’t appeared on any of the Sunday public affairs shows since Sept. 2009, thus bypassing a traditional stop in which presidential candidates address the type of Beltway issues that are likely to come up at the debates. Obama hasn’t done interviews with top newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post since 2009, according to records kept by CBS News’ Mark Knoller. The president’s last New York Times sit-down was in Sept. 2010…

Obama hasn’t been sitting down with incisive TV interviewers, like ABC News’ Jake Tapper, or combative hosts like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, with whom Obama tangled before the 2011 Super Bowl in an appearance that forced the president to deal with the type of interruptions he’d later encounter on the debate stage.

Instead, he’s done interviews with People and Entertainment Tonight. And in an interview that aired Sept. 11, Obama discussed Flo Rida and football with Miami’s “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz.

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Obama is not a good debater. Any non-loyalist who has watched him closely over the years knows this. He struggled in the pre-primary debates of 2007 to distinguish himself in the multi-candidate field. It was, instead, his fundraising capacity, his ability to give a great scripted speech, and his one-on-one appeal that broke him through in Iowa in late 2007. In head-to-head debates against Hillary Clinton, his responses were regularly unfocused and his demeanor often prickly – i.e. exactly what we saw on Wednesday night. He won the general election debates in 2008 in large part because he was debating John McCain, a poor debater whose candidacy was in grave danger by that point.

Actually, Obama’s debate performances are quite similar to his press conferences, which he now avoids for good reason. Watching Obama on Wednesday night reminded me of his press conferences during the health care debate; I half expected him to accuse pediatricians of doing needless tonsillectomies for profit! He has two venues where he excels: a big audience where he can give a scripted speech to the anonymous masses, or a one-on-one interaction where his personal charm can win out. Debates and press conferences occupy a middle ground where he must engage in impromptu, unscripted speechifying; he has always struggled with this.

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Via Breitbart.

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Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM

…where’s the H O R N S ?

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

And… Obama never ran for the presidency and lost before, as Mitt Romney did. Romney learned hard lessons from that loss, and now he’s come back stronger and better prepared for the experience.

Obama has never had to actually compete at anything and he’s never had to learn those hard lessons through loss. Everything was always handed to him.

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Last!

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM

…it’s about time!

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I hate that freaking picture of the King. I hate all of those pictures of him with his halo. WTF?

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Oh sweet, sweet irony: after years of accusing the right of cocooning and “epistemic closure”, their princling is unraveling because of these very tendencies. Sometimes life really is just.

Valkyriepundit on October 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I guess on Fox and Friends my not friend McCain wasn’t asked if he still thought America had nothing to fear from an Obama reign.
Hello Mr B and Koolaid10.

arnold ziffel on October 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I read “Rubble”

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Do they make that pic as a rug?
I have a place in my mud room for it.

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Reality can be so uncomfortable…
Jailbones was right on about the affirmative action aspect.

MrMoe on October 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Obama has never had to actually compete at anything and he’s never had to learn those hard lessons through loss. Everything was always handed to him.

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

THAT …. that is the key ….

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Tigers ahead of A’s, 3-1, top 8th.

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 8:42 PM

GO Tigers!! G_D Bless those guys …

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Pro-Obama ads running on this site. His $181M at work.

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Pro-Obama ads running on this site. His $181M at work.

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Firefox…
AdBlocker..

Money down the drain..

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM

The president in the plastic bubble.

Philly on October 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Obama has never had to actually compete at anything and he’s never had to learn those hard lessons through loss. Everything was always handed to him.

thatsafactjack on October 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

that’s a fact, jack

r keller on October 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM

The day after the debate, my high school kid said that all the kids at school were talking about Romney and how great he did. By the end of the school day, they were all confused. The teachers told them not to believe what they had seen. That Romney would take away their college financial aid and that he hates teachers and so on.

Robb on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Hi Bmore .. EG … JP … Koolaid 2 and the rest ….

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I just hope Mitt keeps hitting him with that bag of hammers…

Khun Joe on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I agree with Krauthammer. That was Obama’s A-game at the debate.

John the Libertarian on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

“Obama’s surrounded by a large number of yes men, who are not likely to get in his face”. You can’t get in the face of an Emperor who has no clothes. The only thing you accomplish is to lose your job. Pseudo-intellectuals like this can’t allow the other side to speak. It shows them for the joke, they truly are!
Final Update for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Bishop Jackson’s latest column

h/t JPeterman on the WI headline thread

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Robb on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Typical.

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I’m looking forward to the VP debate. Ryan can seal the deal with America regarding the qualifications of this ticket. I know people who were on the fence who are leaning or voting Romney based upon their positive impression of Ryan and his knowledge of the economy.

Philly on October 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Allah, you probably won’t see this, but, excellent QOTD! The least few in fact. One house keeping note, the Fox vid plays fine on the iPad thingy. I suspect that there may be another vid above it, as there is a blank space. For what it’s worth. Not fond of the new banner ads at the bottom of the page. ; )

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM

just hope Mitt keeps hitting him with that bag of hammers…

Khun Joe on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I hope Mitt goes from claw hammers to 9 lbs … sledge hammers …. Mauls….
hydraulic driver hammers …. you get the idea ….

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Gutmeandpokeme!

Lanceman on October 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Hey

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Barry actually won the debate last Wednesday night when Affirmative Action curving was applied.

bayview on October 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Hi Bmore .. EG … JP … Koolaid 2 and the rest ….

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Hi..
Let’s see how long before..
The Trolls Drop in..:)

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM

That Romney would take away their college financial aid and that he hates teachers and so on.

Robb on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

If only. I hate teachers as well. Lotta parasites in that group.

Lanceman on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Do they make that pic as a rug?
I have a place in my mud room for it.

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

…it would be a nice bathroom rug!…if you have constipation problems it might encourage a sh!t!

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

The incessant apologies and blaming is very telling. They are besides themselves as to what to do about it. May they enjoy grand misery for their actions against honesty.

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Stop the Auto Replay.

bayview on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Hi..
Let’s see how long before..
The Trolls Drop in..:)

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM

What—they don’t get a “hi” also? :)

arnold ziffel on October 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM

least=last, dang iPad thingy!

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

…*clink*
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I expect the moderators of the next debate, keeping the Obamamess of the first in mind, to do their utmost to protect their boy-king. I think they’ll feel obligated to go so overboard that even rank-and-file liberals will be disgusted by the pandering to him.

Liam on October 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM

…it would be a nice bathroom rug!…if you have constipation problems it might encourage a sh!t!

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

At least Obama is being decent and looking down at his own junk.

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Good evening back to all of you. arnold, sorry to have missed you last evening. I left you a note this a.m. On last nights QOTD. ; )

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Stop the Auto Replay.

bayview on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

You can turn that off you know.

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM

At least Obama is being decent and looking down at his own junk.

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM

The King has no junk, the Queen keeps the junk in her pocketbook for special occasions.

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I find it fascinating that HA is advertising for Fluke meters.

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Hi..
Let’s see how long before..
The Trolls Drop in..:)

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM

What-they don’t get a “hi” also? :)

arnold ziffel on October 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM

….no!…they get a “hi” as-sol!

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Robb on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

“Who you gonna believe? Me or your own lying eyes?” – teachers

Hopefully, the kids’ takeaway from this is the realization that their teachers have an agenda

Cleombrotus on October 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Tigers 3, A’s 1 final

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Ditto here. That add at the bottom is more annoying than not being able to watch flash videos on the iPad.

donkichi on October 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I find it fascinating that HA is advertising for Fluke meters.

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

What??

Sandra Fluke has a meter?

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Through the primaries we were all complaining about the seemingly endless stream of debates. They really helped Romney though. If Obama’s problem is that he let his debate skills, if he ever had them, get rusty by avoiding the media I don’t see how you fix that in a couple of weeks time.

Mark1971 on October 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Good America Future Fund add on the debt/4 more years.

Haven’t seen a Romney ad all season but don’t expect to.

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Hey

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM

.
Thank you both for the link.

The article underscores the requirement of any indvidual to lay aside their conscience to support the liberal agenda.

This denial of one’s conscience is a wedge issue which can decide this election and unite this country.

Please work to get any Obama supporters you know to face this issue head on. Just ask them this question:

If you are not happy where the country is headed now, how can you vote for a candidate who has taken us this far off course?

PolAgnostic on October 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Bumpty Odumpty’s mentally only about 2 inches tall
Bumpty Odumpty had a great big fall
All the tyrants Axelrods and all the tyrants Rahm con men
Can’t put Bumpty Odumpty’s stilts back on again

Cheshire Cat on October 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I never did see the magic in this guy that so many people seemed to see. I thought he was a charlatan and I still do…however, I am surprised at the lengths that Obama and his people are going to to get him reelected..lying, cheating, stealing….

Terrye on October 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Evening!

KCB on October 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Firefox…
AdBlocker..

Money down the drain..

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Don’t forget to add Ghostery to that list.

Free & worth EVERY penny: Donate!

BlaxPac on October 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

My manners: lol

Evening All!

BlaxPac on October 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The mainstream media has been playing protective guard around him for the last five or six years.

I’ve often said the press treats Obama like a weakling calf, encircling him like musk oxen when they sense danger, horns out.

Fallon on October 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Streiff at RedState has a good post about the upcoming VP debate

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM


My “prediction” for the VP debate … ;)

“Honest Joe” outs the SCOAMF and Reggie Love to as proof of the Democratic ticket’s committment the LGBT vote.

(Ok, so I am just thinking a happy thought – but we all know it could happen.)

PolAgnostic on October 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

If you are not happy where the country is headed now, how can you vote for a candidate who has taken us this far off course?

PolAgnostic on October 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

People don’t pay attention until they are personally affected.

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Please tell me that’s not a recent photo. They can’t STILL be trying to beatify this poser, can they?

Cleombrotus on October 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Obama raises $181 million in September

Now we know where those 873,000 new part time jobs came from.

faraway on October 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Ah, Miller time!

It’s been a long day, thank God for all of you here.

Jvette on October 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Obama hasn’t appeared on any of the Sunday public affairs shows since Sept. 2009, thus bypassing a traditional stop in which presidential candidates address the type of Beltway issues that are likely to come up at the debates. Obama hasn’t done interviews with top newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post since 2009, according to records kept by CBS News’ Mark Knoller. The president’s last New York Times sit-down was in Sept. 2010…

Forward Coward!

Fallon on October 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Hello all.

Yes, Obama is in a bubble, has always been protected by the media, but the real truth –which the Left can’t face is — is that he Chauncey Gardiner, a SCoaMF, a snake oil salesmen — choose one.

Obama’s debate performance with Romney last Wednesday *was* his “A” game. He’s never been any better than that — the only difference is that for the first time he is the establishment & he has a record to defend. Not only is it not as fun to play “defend the establishment” as it is to rail against it, corny platitudes like “hope & change” just don’t cut it.

Dark Star on October 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Don’t forget to add Ghostery to that list.

Free & worth EVERY penny: Donate!

BlaxPac on October 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Haven’t heard of that.

Reading now.

Thanks.

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Ah, Miller time!

It’s been a long day, thank God for all of you here.

Jvette on October 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Yep..

Negra Modelo..
For now..

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 9:21 PM

PolAgnostic on October 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

hahahah!

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

He’s been a narcissist on steroids for a long time, probably since middle school, he never was a good candidate not in the real sense, McCain was just worse, he’s had the field cleared for him, A phony who’s convinced of his own magnificence isn’t going to do anything to make himself sharper especially when he’s being pumped up and then pumped like the perfect chump.

Its nothing new:

“Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains; those who steal from the public treasury go dressed in gold and purple.”
– Marcus Porcius Cato – (Roman Statesman – 190 B.C.)

I’ll bet the debate was a little bit of a mood breaker during that nice anniversary dinner that kobe beef couldn’t fix.

He’s freaked out right now, the perfect time to hit him with anything that keeps that sore spot inflamed.

Maybe Trump could hold a press conference, ask for those school transcripts or the campaign could talk about the empty chair at the debate.

Speakup on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

If only. I hate teachers as well. Lotta parasites in that group.

Lanceman on October 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

hmmm disagree somewhat … married to one … i see how hard they work
wife teaches 1st grade and brings home 2 hours of work every night …

conservative tarheel on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

OT: Anyone else watching the Stewart vs O’Reilly Rumble?

mythicknight on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I hate that freaking picture of the King. I hate all of those pictures of him with his halo. WTF?

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM

J, do not click on this!

davidk on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Lucky b@stard.

chewmeister on October 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Obama’s debate performance with Romney last Wednesday *was* his “A” game. He’s never been any better than that — the only difference is that for the first time he is the establishment & he has a record to defend. Not only is it not as fun to play “defend the establishment” as it is to rail against it, corny platitudes like “hope & change” just don’t cut it.

Dark Star on October 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Not according to Sheila Jackson Lee who was just on Fox. According to her, debates don’t put food on the table, give people healthcare blah, blah blah.

Dan Burton was actually laughing at her.

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM

People don’t pay attention until they are personally affected.

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

.
I respectfully disagree. I think the African American voter turnout will be down substantially this year.

I posted the ACLU report on the Obama administration tripling the warrantless surveillance on my FB page to make sure the Obama supporters I know would not miss it.

There are a lot of ways to make people face up to the old saying:

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Our goal is to erode self denial as something people can hide behind. If each one of us only gets one former Obama voter to “open their eyes”, we can start an avalanche.

PolAgnostic on October 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Do they make that pic as a rug?
I have a place in my mud room for it.

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

..rolls of toilet paper?

The War Planner on October 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I tried to shut off the “meat in dogfood” but the “meat in dogfood” keeps playing.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Greg Anthony, former UNLV starting point guard from the 1990 championship team has an ad in Nevada. He voted for Obama but is now supporting Romney.

He says that Romney is a “no excuses” kind of guy and there have been enough excuses over the last four years.

Great ad. And for Greg a real portrait in courage as I can imagine his friends and family are none too happy with him.

Jvette on October 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM

The mainstream media has been playing protective guard around him for the last five or six years.

no truer words written

cmsinaz on October 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM

because Obama is the single most overrated politician of my lifetime

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Y_f1702_x4A/TAl-b3MV8PI/AAAAAAAACiY/ksbFpSntnLY/ObamaHellNo3.jpg

davidk on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

..anyway, they got one of those self-starting videos going and I get a repeat of the CA Prop 37 ad out here in SoCal. No way I am sticking around for that all night, droogies.

BCNU.

The War Planner on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I find it fascinating that HA is advertising for Fluke meters.

Bmore on October 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yep. I get that all the time but its cause we were talking about tools. Right?

SparkPlug on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Good evening to Hot Air Nation.

My drink tonight is Blue Moon Belgian-style Pale Ale.

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Turn on CSPAN1 RIGHT NOW, they are re-airing the 2008 VP debate. Sarah at one of her finest hours!!!

They are re-airing this 2008 debate at 4:20 pm EDT on CSPAN1 on Sunday, October 7.

karenhasfreedom on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Boy in the Bubble.

MontanaMmmm on October 6, 2012 at 9:27 PM

..anyway, they got one of those self-starting videos going and I get a repeat of the CA Prop 37 ad out here in SoCal. No way I am sticking around for that all night, droogies.

BCNU.

The War Planner on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

firefox and adblock plus. I am hearing the start of some auto play, but only for a second and then it mercifully shuts off.

karenhasfreedom on October 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM

J, do not click on this!

davidk on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

But, there’s NO medial bias for this guy. None. Zip. Nada.

That is all a vast right wing lie.

Jvette on October 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I just hope Mitt keeps hitting him with that bag of hammers…

Khun Joe on October 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

2nd that

cmsinaz on October 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I just saw Sheila Jackson Lee on Justice. First of all, if the Obama campaign is sending SJL as a surrogate, this is the ultimate act of desperation. And she did say that the government owes us food, shelter and an education. She is a socialist kook.

We hear that Debbbie Doublespeak Dunce has a lot of time on her hands since Barry threw her under the bus.

Philly on October 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

mythicknight on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Hopefully just for entertainment? They’re a couple of blowhards.

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

My drink tonight is Blue Moon Belgian-style Pale Ale.

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Oh, nice choice. Is there enough for everyone?

Jvette on October 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Lucky b@stard.

chewmeister on October 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM

:)

It’s so smooth…
I like it not too chilled..

Electrongod on October 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

22044 on October 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM

newcastle here

cmsinaz on October 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I expect obama will prepare for next debate like a general fighting the last war. I expect Romney to use different tactics.

casel21 on October 6, 2012 at 9:30 PM

We hear that Debbbie Doublespeak Dunce has a lot of time on her hands since Barry threw her under the bus.

Philly on October 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

What? When? How did I miss that?

Jvette on October 6, 2012 at 9:30 PM

J, do not click on this!

davidk on October 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM

You have no idea how disturbing that stuff is to me and I have no idea why. Must have been something in past.

JPeterman on October 6, 2012 at 9:30 PM

This may be the first time I have ever said all of the above to the listed quotes.

INC on October 6, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I expect the moderators of the next debate, keeping the Obamamess of the first in mind, to do their utmost to protect their boy-king. I think they’ll feel obligated to go so overboard that even rank-and-file liberals will be disgusted by the pandering to him.

Liam on October 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Oh, you can bet the farm on that one. Did you see the looks Obama kept giving Lehrer during the first debate when Romney was really hammering him (which was basically every moment Romney spoke)? That’s all Obama did while Romney spoke — look down or look at Lehrer to try to get him to stop Romney.

Talk about “cancer-death rays.”

The message has been transmitted to Candy Crowley, Bob Schieffer and Martha Raddatz (the VP moderator). Obama/Biden are to be protected.

Personally, I thought Lehrer did as good a job as can be expected. The format of the debate (of 15 minute pods) lent itself well to an actual discussion of issues rather than 2 minute answer with 30 second rebuttal time limits and it is also not the job of the moderator to “protect” one of the candidates. And I actually expected Lehrer to do a decent job with it — he’s a Lefty, of course, but he’s also old-school when the MSM at least *tried* to control their bias. Maybe Schieffer will do the same — I have no hopes for Crowley or Raddatz.

Dark Star on October 6, 2012 at 9:31 PM

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