Up for Debate: Romney takes round one

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:40am

Mitt Romney appeared to handily win the first of the 2012 presidential debates against President Barack Obama. Discuss the main points scored by each candidate. What were the weaknesses of each candidate? Where did their rhetoric stray from facts? What adjustments do you see each candidate making for round two?

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Tagged: Up for Debate

182 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 7:50

There you go gdia. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 7:54


By: bfra on 10/4/12 at 7:57

I did not watch, waited for the board this AM and the analysis of the ones with common sense & so I could laugh at the ones with no sense. The no sense ones have not disappointed me. Raspy, Ben, yogi & bud, the regular Bsers & a few drop ins.

By: gdiafante on 10/4/12 at 7:59

I'm not despaired, nemo. I had no expectations for this debate and I truly believe that there's not much difference between the two. The real direction of this country for the future will be dictated by Congress, not the President. Those races are the ones I'm worried about.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 8:03

Ben Dover pops in for a hit & run ad hominem on Michelle & Barack Obama, somehow linking them with the cheering OJ defenders...(the Negroes)....then he takes credit for inventing the new Troll Dropping Avoidance Mode (TDAM) feature - the (click).

But Ben is too busy to chew the fat or engage in chit-chat....he's in a chipper mood...he thinks that MItt chipped away at Obama's lead in the polls...the right-wing chatter will be upbeat today...chirping sweet tweets....there will be chuckling, chortling & chummy chatter, for sure, as the GOP wallows in its own delusions.

By: Ummm... on 10/4/12 at 8:07

Romney is a great salesman...caveat emptor.

By: bfra on 10/4/12 at 8:09

Loner - I was wondering about the connection of OJ & the Obamas, but then that is Ben & he has to maintain his & yogi's black hostility.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 8:09

I'm with you on that gdia.

From Mars Attacks Earth

Just after the Martians wipe out Congress President Dale said, “I want the people to know that they still have 2 out of 3 branches of the government working for them, and that ain't bad.”

By: JohnGalt on 10/4/12 at 8:17

Loner wrote, "I saw the match as a draw....".

Of course you did. I would have been astounded had you admitted Romney actually won the debate.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 8:23

Feeling invigorated as if he had won the debate John Galt comes out and takes a pot shot at Loner.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 8:26

Bud sez to the lone one: "How you saw the match is as irrevelant to me as it is to the rest of the world."

Uhhh, this NCP board asked the posters to express their opinions and views, I complied with that request....others, like Bud, just come here to snipe at those who are trying to preserve the integrity of this forum.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 8:31

Careful Loner, she will want to take you to court. LOL

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 8:34

John Galt...like a lurking, semi-submerged crocodile....suddenly springs into action...his powerful tail propelling him out of the watering hole...his clawed feet hit the beach running.....his huge jaws are flapping....snapping.... clamping down.....it's an ambush!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 8:53

I think you give John too much credit Loner.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 8:55

Ben Dover claims to be the father of the (click)...he wrote: "And since it was I who invented what has become the City Paper's form of a down-vote I'll save everyone else the trouble.

[click] (end quote)

Well, I painstakingly went through the archives and found out the following:

It all began on 9-19-12....but the paternity of the TDAM (click) is questionable....here are some cut-pastes:

By: Loner on 9/19/12 at 8:35

Operation: Ignore The Ignoramus.....(ITI)....troll avoidance mode now activated....there, that should cut down on the background noise.

That seems to be the first post that referred to the new tool.

That was later followed by this:

By: Captain Nemo on 9/19/12 at 9:28

If I had a button that would eliminate trolls, how many on this site would push it?


That started a movement.....

By: BenDover on 9/19/12 at 9:30


That was the first "click".

That was followed by this:

By: Loner on 9/19/12 at 9:36


Gd then posted this:

By: gdiafante on 9/19/12 at 9:47


Poor Ben, still so damned confused on things...

We have been using the TDAM feature ever since.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 8:59

Here's the URL for my source in my 9:55 post:


By: gdiafante on 10/4/12 at 9:02

It seems my 9:47 statement on 9/19 still rings true...Ben is confused.

By: brrrrk on 10/4/12 at 9:05

For those out there who are reveling in Romney's "win" last night, I suggest you watch a few old Ali bouts.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 9:06

The Troll Dropping Avoidance Mode (TDAM) feature has been a valuable addition to our tool chest....its creation was a joint effort...I smoked a joint...and the rest is history. (BAH, DAH, BING)

By: gdiafante on 10/4/12 at 9:09

For some levity...the best zingers last night came from the twitter world...here are some highlights...

Mitt: "I like coal" Poor people will find it in their stockings if I am President.

The debate would be much more interesting & informative if a buzzer went off every time an untrue statement was made.

So far the only Zingers are in Chris Christie's glove compartment.

Somewhere Paul Ryan is kicking over trash cans in hopes of smoking out Oscar the Grouch

After reading all the variations of the debate drinking games, I have decided to simply remove my liver and set it on fire.

By: gdiafante on 10/4/12 at 9:09

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 9:09

Gd, Ben's confusion is the result of being misled...he's basically a good guy...just heavily bullshat....if he were to come to my summer retreat and camp out for a week, he'd become a smoky, if not flaming liberal.

By: BigPapa on 10/4/12 at 9:09

damn that extra "e"

Oh well...

By: gdiafante on 10/4/12 at 9:11

Brrrk, that would indicate that Obama's abysmal performance was intended. The rope-a-dope worked in boxing, not so much in politics. If that's his plan, I overestimated his intelligence.

By: brrrrk on 10/4/12 at 9:11

gdiafante said

"After reading all the variations of the debate drinking games, I have decided to simply remove my liver and set it on fire."

Now that's funny.......

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 9:11

The funniest thing about the TDAM setting was when the old troll monkey/ budlight kept pushing it. That just tickled my old bones.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 9:13

It's OK, Papa, I should have resisted the temptation...but I'm only human...you can take a shot at my misspellings too...again, I'm only human...the mistakes will be forthcoming.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 9:17

Those are some good zingers, Gd...thanks for sharing. ...with the advent of the internet and I-phones etc. We the People, are practicing home-grown punditry...without a license...is this legal?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 9:20

Spot on brrrrk. What you see today, maybe not be there tomorrow.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/4/12 at 9:21

Now I got to go an invent a better troll button. ;->

By: govskeptic on 10/4/12 at 9:27

Post debate Golden remarks: So Far:

Al Gore on Current TV: It was the altitude that threw Obama off his game."

Michael Moore: "that's what you get when you pick John Kerry as your debate coach."
Michael Moore tweets: If Romney keeps this up, Obama will vote for him.

By: slacker on 10/4/12 at 9:28

Good morning, ladies and germs.
I think Romney really pissed off Obama, with the crack about winners & losers. 90 billion into green companies: Solyndra, Fisker, Tesla, Inter-One. Smoke was fuming from the Potus's ears.
The ''trickle down govt.'' remark was also funny, if you intend to vote for ''Mittens.''
This thang is too close to call.
Vote Mitt.

By: gdiafante on 10/4/12 at 9:40

Slack, it seems that no matter who's elected, we're going to get trickled on.

I don't know about you, but I'm investing my money in a raincoat factory...

By: slacker on 10/4/12 at 9:41

skeptic.. rumor has it, that Axelrod intends to replace Coach Lurch, with Sean Penn.. to bring a little attitude to the next face-off.
If that fails, they bring in the heavy artillery.. George Clooney.

By: BigPapa on 10/4/12 at 9:46

Romney could win every debate and make a great case but in the end that's not why people vote.

Obama will win next month. He makes people feel good about voting for him, no matter what his qualifications or at this point, his on the job performance.

By: slacker on 10/4/12 at 9:46

So true gdiafante. Raincoat & high boots factory, we're gonna need 'em.

By: gdiafante on 10/4/12 at 9:50

I don't know how voting for either guy could make anyone feel good. It depresses the hell out of me.

By: slacker on 10/4/12 at 9:55

Romney should temper down the Hawkish remarks, the country is sick of these scattered wars, & body bags.

By: yogiman on 10/4/12 at 10:03

Maybe you should join our club, bfra, because you've got more of that bs than we have. Since you consider yourself such an expert, maybe you could show us how to throw it better.

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 10:06

"Trickle down"? Better invest in golden shower goggles too.

The President needs to put Rahm Emanuel on his debate coaching staff?

Mitt's mailman should be delivering a dead fish to the Romney residence right about now....postmarked from Chicago.

By: bfra on 10/4/12 at 10:10


By: yogiman on 10/4/12 at 10:11


If you knew what you was "talking about" in your 9:09 post I might think you had a few intellectual cells in your brain. But, sadly, you don't. It's hard to read something that looks like you know what you're "saying".

By: Mike Burch on 10/4/12 at 10:15

Bishop Romney may have won, if people ignore the fact that he's slippery as an eel and never explains the details of any of his "plans."

Perhaps Bishop Romney's magical undies make him invulnerable to the prying eyes of voters, who would like to know what he really plans to do, once elected. It seems obvious that he favors more tax cuts and less responsibility for the top 1%, which means either more taxes or more hardships for everyone else. "Trickle down" is voodoo, and Romney-Ryan are its witchdoctors.

By: yogiman on 10/4/12 at 10:18

In your 9:26 post you claim budlight is off base with her remarks? How about going back and telling me how many postings you find where NCP's subject is never used as the subject.

Does it depend on who answers NCP's suggested subject whether it's derogative or not?

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 10:19

Back in '08, Obama had "the Rahmrod" on his staff....today, Rahm's the mayor of Windy City....without Rahm, BHO could bomb.

Maybe the prez has lost his enthusiasm for the job? Who could blame him for that? Some idiots are still claiming he is not eligible to run for the office. And the criticisms from the GOP have been constant and withering. Not a single Republican voted for his signature legislation: "Obamacare"...that has to be disheartening to the POTUS.

Maybe Barack Obama is thinking to himself.... "The "fiscal cliff" is real and it's dead ahead...if Willard the Whitey wants the wheel....let him have it...I'm outta here!"

By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 10:22


By: bfra on 10/4/12 at 10:24


By: Loner on 10/4/12 at 10:24

Mike Burch claims this is GOP voodoo...I say it's GOP doodoo.

By: yogiman on 10/4/12 at 10:25


If you're remembering Ali's fights when he "faked" punches, you should also remember the outcome of the mental condition he wound up in.

By: yogiman on 10/4/12 at 10:29


In your 10:06 post you said you smoked a "joint". Have you been in the same room with bfra (bad f@rts repeating again) again?