Romney concedes Presidential debates to Obama Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by willard, a resident of another community, on Sep 29, 2012 at 10:57 am
Romney's senior advisor released a memo this week saying that Romney expects to be clobbered in the Presidential debates. If you pity Romney, just don't watch. ABC News released the full text of the Romney memo on the debates: Web Link
Posted by Running up the score, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 29, 2012 at 11:17 am
Forgot: before the righties come on and say that Romney is losing because he's a bad politician, that's not it!
Romney is losing so bad because right wing ideas are losers.
Americans like the safety net. Americans like everyone paying their fair share. Americans do not want troops attacking ANOTHER middle eastern country. Americans do not like a president to dismiss half the population, or even 47% of it. Americans want to vet their presidential candidates and their taxes the same way Romney vetted Ryan's 10 years of tax returns.
It's republican ideas that Americans reject, not Romney.
Clinton: the Republican argument against the President's re-election was pretty simple: we left him a total mess, he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in
Posted by bru, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Sep 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm bru is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
That may be a ploy to get lull Obama into a false sense of security and to drum up eyes for a debate where Romney finally intends to come out with some real suggestions for change.
Suggestions that might be too new to criticize or dismiss, but he needs something more than the idiotic Ryan budget of total austerity destruction of our society. When I hear Republicans speaking I just wonder why they hate America so much that they have been warring on the country for 40 years ... and the best answer I can come up with was this is a backlash from the South over civil rights.
I know that country accent and cowboy hat gets a lot of traction in America still, but the country needs to get over these people and move forward.
Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Sep 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Yeah, I think Romney will come off weaker in the debates. That said, this reads like a deliberate leak to lower expectations regarding Romney. Ergo, anything that's better than disastrous will be touted as a "win" by Romney by the GOP.
But I don't think it's going to matter--Romney won't give a great performance--it's not in him--and a decent one won't be enough after his triple gaffe of the chair/Libya/37 percent.
Posted by Nancy, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm
President Obama also told the essential truth about the recent attacks in the Middle East, including Libya. It was that disgusting anti-Muslim video. The rightwing wants us to believe that it was a terrorist, pre-planned assult. Susan Rice got it right, and now she is being attacked by the right wingnuts. President Obama will destroy Romney on this ridiculous charge, if the question is asked.