Who Won the Debate?

  • Obama
  • Romney
  • Tie
  • That was a debate?


  1. MikeN says:

    Has Chris Matthews bought out the racism card yet? Either ‘You’ll get your chance in a minute’ was a white man putting a black man in his place, or getting Pres Obama in his face was playing to people’s fear of the Negro. I think he’ll go for both, as well as Romney asking Obama to repeat his statement.

    • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

      Nope, he’s using a more generic insight: the Boss that puts his employees down.

      works for both blacks and whites. Not liking Rmoney is an equal opportunity recognition.


  2. gildersleeve says:

    Huh. Nobody mentioned Romney gaffe: terrorist, and Obama gaffe: Gangbangers. Eh, not important, but I can’t believe neither drew much in the way of traction or friction. Heh.

    • MikeN says:

      what’s the gaffe? I don’t even remember Romney’s line, and Obama’s is fine.

  3. What? The moth is always drawn to the flame? says:

    Obama gave Romney the upper hand in that photo. Romney is open (arm is open to embracing the camera) to the camera while Obama is closed (arm blocking between the camera and his front).

    Maybe Obama is trying to throw the election.

    Would like JCD take.

    • MikeN says:

      And how would Obama change that? Do a pirouette while doing the handshake? Maybe the Jackie Chan gun steal?

  4. Dallas says:

    Something important and positive for Romney occured within 24-36 hours before the debate and few media outlets reported it.

    The Christian church is no longer declaring Mormonism to bring a cult. This is purely coincidental of course but I congratulate Willard for being embraced by fellow Christians as one of their own.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      I googled (mormonism christianity) and only pulled up Billy Graham removing the fact that Moronism is a cult from his website.

      Lots of websites showing the differences between Moronism and Christianity: the divinity and nature of Christ being the dividing line.

      Removing a negative does not make a positive unless you got more.

      • hmeyers says:

        I imagine if a gay Republican to got the Presidential nomination, you would see similar behaviors.

        Really, the Republicans have needed a bit of diversity for a while.

      • Dallas says:

        Oops, I thought the cult retraction was broader than Billy Graham.

        I wonder if the vatican headquarters has a public position on mormonism and planet kolob.

        Anyway…. back to the topic of electing the leader of the free world!

  5. MikeN says:

    The kid who asked about not having a job out of college? Well he talked to both candidates after the debate. He asked Romney for help in getting a job, and he asked Obama about the Chicago Bulls. He correctly analyzed the strengths of both candidates.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Did he get a job?

      As a vulture capitalist, Rmoney only has actual experience in laying people off.

      silly to confuse that negative for a plus.

    • Sam says:

      Yeah, but the job Romney offered is in China at a company that use to be in the U.S. before he shut it down.

  6. MikeN says:

    Obama said higher gas prices are because of rising demand in a growing economy that he saved. The problem is gas prices have doubled while growth has been very low. Eventually voters will hear Obama speak of growth coming in the next four years, and they are going to realize what that will do to gas prices according to Obama…

    • hmeyers says:

      Obama is right. When the 2008 real-estate bubble collapsed — gas prices went from $4.25 a gallon in Summer ’08 to like $1.50 per gallon.

      Th financial turmoil shattered the oil speculation market, causing the price level of oil to crash.

      Once we adjusted to a “new normal”, the oil market gained pricing confidence against upon stability.

      Keep in mind, I want to see Obama out of office, so I’m just pointing this out because it was what happened.

    • Dallas says:

      Last time I looked, other countries use oil.

      Why to Teapublicans think as if America is a planet?

      • pedro says:

        Why do sheeple like you think everyone should be as blind and idiotic as they are?

        • noname says:

          Yes PP(pointless pedro) We all want to know, why do you think (The Doc says clinically you’re not really thinking) everyone should be as blind, stupid and idiotic as you are?

          Was it the head injury or just congenital or is your head conjugally inserted again?

          • noname says:

            Why am I have soo much fun pedro bashing :) :) :)

          • pedro says:

            hahahahaha. Tell me what you brag and I’ll tell you what you lack (besides a brain)

          • noname says:

            PP(pointless pedro) never one to make sense are you?

            Another case of Brain cell(s) backfiring or just being oxygen deprived.

            You writing and thinking shows the dementia kicking in.

            Well, at least your make a good drug company guinea pig!

            It’s not nice to pick on the mentally disabled, but you’re just to inviting!

            :) :) :)

          • pedro says:

            You writing and thinking? Whaz dat shiz yo howling, you’re on ebonics now?

            You might not have fun poking on mentally disabled people. I, on the other hand, am having a ball with you.

          • noname says:

            I am glad you’re enjoying your racist self PP(pointless pedro).

            I am certainly enjoying watching your brain gurgle on turds!

            I know I shouldn’t be picking on you, the mentally disabled, but you seem to like it! :) :) :)

  7. MikeN says:

    The answer has already been polled by people forced to put their money on the line to vote. After the debate, InTrade’s Obama market went up by 5%. This is bad news for those of you wanting to bet on an Obama reelection, as now your return is down to just over 50%. You’d best send your money now, before that return shrinks ever more as an Obama victory becomes more likely. There is a foreign policy debate coming, and Obama will mention that he killed Bin Laden, and Romney will pledge war with Iran. Then again if Romney won, this blog will finally be proven right on that point.
    Start your sign-up now, and wire the money tomorrow morning. You might be able to get a bet in before the debate starts.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Ha, ha. You don’t even understand the basics of something as simple as Intrade and yet you want to post about the complexity of World Finanacial Markets?

      Figure out how parimutual betting parlors work first. Report back when you figure out that your profit is dependent on the price you bought in at, your positions wins, and what the ending market is worth.

      What a maroon.

      Mike: I do see an active intellect at work but you need a bit more discipline. You can learn MORE when you recognize you actually know LESS. Proof: Alfie thinks he knows everything whereas he knows nothing.

      Its true.

      • MikeN says:

        Why would I want to figure out parimutual betting parlor when Intrade is not a parimutual betting parlor? Now a 60% return. Better for you to bet Romney as that way you will be happy no matter who wins.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          Knock, knock…..
          Who’s There?
          Parimutual who?

  8. Dallas says:

    I checked the voting results just now and Obama has a clear lead. Even if you subtract the 4 times I voted, the results are clear.

  9. MikeN says:

    Or if you think Romney will win bet that, and then even if Obama loses, you still make lots of money. It’s a win-win! But would you then having made the bet still vote Obama against your financial interests? True sign of a patriot.

    50% return in a matter of weeks if you bet on Obama. I hear they don’t even report your winnings to the IRS, so you can do the Geithner tax dodge like a good Democrat.

  10. MikeN says:

    So new numbers are out, and it turns out the drop in jobless claims was just a matter of ‘poor timing’. A state messed up its reporting. So when will Eideard put up a correction?

    One under-reported aspect of times changing oh-so-slowly for the worse is the weakness of Keynesian measures. Even in the face of a dogpile of cowards and craven Congressional liberals wanting to go full speed ahead – that portion of stimulus measures that was able to be implemented continues to have an effect.

  11. MikeN says:

    60% return betting on Obama! Go to InTrade now!

  12. MikeN says:

    That poll should read Obama/Crowley.
    How did she have the transcript in front of her?
    And how did Obama know she had the transcript, when he said ‘get the transcript’?

    Has he ever said ‘please proceed’ in response to a question at these debates? No, he wanted to set Romney up for a takedown from the moderator. All Romney had to do was say, why did you leave for Vegas after what you knew was a terrorist attack?

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      All your talking points are belong to us.

      Nonsense dittohead chatter that makes no sense unless you are currently drunk on the Kool Aid.

      That poll should read Obama/Crowley. /// Blame the Messenger psychosis.

      How did she have the transcript in front of her? /// She Didn’t.

      And how did Obama know she had the transcript, when he said ‘get the transcript’? /// If she “had” the transcript, she wouldn’t have to “get it” now would she?

      Has he ever said ‘please proceed’ in response to a question at these debates? /// Never said Rmoney was a stinking lying bag of shit either. Whats your point about the infinity of things that were not said. Silly.

      No, he wanted to set Romney up for a takedown from the moderator. /// “I see Conspiracies….everywhere.”

      All Romney had to do was say, why did you leave for Vegas after what you knew was a terrorist attack? /// To best serve America as the Republican Party is doing more damage to America than any Terrorist Attack ever could. Brain rot such as you demonstrate—not good for America, or anywhere else for that matter.

      • MikeN says:

        She said on the View that she had the transcript in front of her.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          I did not know that. I still wonder if Obama knew that. The exchange we are batting around is “consistent” with that but could have been said equally as probable without any such fact or knowledge BECAUSE the Libya situation was recent and on everyone’s mind.

          I take you at your word and apologize.

          • MikeN says:

            My original interpretation was that ‘get the transcript’ was directed towards Romney. But knowing that Crowley had the transcript, and then realizing that Obama said ‘please proceed’ I now interpret it as a setup.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Thats NOT what you posted just above.

            Silly to go onto a blog and initiate made up BS. How soon do you plan to run in Republican Politics?

            Dolt. Dishonest and Stupid. You will go far.

        • tcc3 says:

          Can you link to where she said that? The clip I found said she remembered it/heard his speech in the Rose Garden.


    • MikeN says:

      And it sure looks like Obama knew who would be asking the question. He’s over there and saying Hi, Kerry before the guy even realizes he is next. Obama covers it up by asking for the guy’s name, after he had just said ,”Hi, Kerry”.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Obviously Obama rattled MikeN.

  13. deowll says:

    I’m a little puzzled about this because people say Obama won the debate but what he said doesn’t seem to be swaying the voters. On the other hand Romney is supposed to have lost but so far the evidence suggests that people continue to be swayed by what he said….If the objective is to win the campaign Romney didn’t lose. At best/worst this is a tie.

    • MikeN says:

      Then why is InTrade showing a gain for Obama? People who put their money on it thought Obama improved his already good chances of victory.

      • MikeN says:

        Expect Obama’s numbers to go up even more as people realize they can get a 50-60% return on their money in a matter of weeks.

    • Dallas says:

      I’d agree the American Sheeple have a short attention span of like 10 minutes and don’t look past one year ago.

      Willard is banking his campaign on this strategy and lying all the way through. It’s a reasonable strategy

      • MikeN says:

        Yup, it’s how Democrats getting elected even though Communism was a disaster everywhere.

      • MikeN says:

        Are you rationalizing an Obama loss already? You need to bet money on Romney too, so you can at least make money off it. Don’t forget to give your fair share to the Democratic Party. Obama is sending out mailers like it’s a bill to be collected.

      • Dallas says:

        Personally, I’m a winner no matter who wins.

        I’m voting for my country not for personal wealth. I’m voting for the negro.

        • MikeN says:

          That’s the spirit. But try to say it in a way that wouldn’t get you fired at most companies or kicked out of school.

          • pedro says:

            You’re mean! You made DUllass make his daily affirmation public. Hope he feels better after your vicious attack on his feeble ego (Nah! Not really)

          • noname says:

            PP(pointless pedro) for today’s daily affirmation a vote was taken, you won!

            You won, first place; the world most ignorant moron.

  14. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Making me doubt my “take things at face value” position, MikeN says:
    10/18/2012 at 5:03 pm

    She said on the View that she had the transcript in front of her.

    ////////// Little Help Mike?

    Forbes, a conservative source, does not say that in their review of the issue. http://forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2012/10/17/candy-crowley-explains-controversial-debate-performance-i-had-a-flashback-to-when-my-children-were-young/

    And where is “should be said” during the View segment, she makes no reference to having the transcript: See 19:30==

    I did google note several blogs ask the question: “Did she have a transcript” and “Was she in a set up with Obama” but that is not what you affirm.

    Do you have a link to Candy saying she had the transcript in front of her…. why that would even matter one way or the other … or is your post breaking news from the Occult?

    • MikeN says:

      Nope, just a link to EW saying that Candy said it. The videos appear complete, and it doesn’t look like she said it. I’ve asked EW for a correction.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        Looks like you were sucker punched.

        How often will you let “a source” do that to you?

        The reality is….. the moderators should have a wealth of reference material immediately available to them to fact check what is said in real time. Too much lying going on as moderators/reporters/infotainers hardly do this at all. We see the results.

        Like EW–if the fact checkers get their facts wrong, they lose credibility and viewership.

        Is all a process. Beginning, middle, end==often whether we can identify those points or not.

  15. MikeN says:

    I’m reliably informed that you can get your money into InTrade in one day and not 5 like I thought if you use a brokerage account. Go now, before Obama wipes the floor with Romney on Monday at the debate! He’s trading at 60%, which is his low for the year. Peak value right now!