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Obama's Worst Debate Nightmare

Some thoughts before tonight’s foreign policy presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla.

The Benghazi Embassy situation: Obama's worst nightmare is for Romney to actually put together a coherent timeline on this Benghazi Embassy disaster and try to paint Obama as a liar. Romney must approach this situation ready to hit a home run on the cover-up aspect and how Obama lied in the last debate about what he said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack. If he doesn't, he will have lost the debate plain and simple.

The Iran/Syria Revolutions: This is where Romney can look Reaganesque and make Obama look like Jimmy Carter. The worst nightmare for Obama is for Romney to neatly weave the Iran and Syria revolutions into one big narrative on the Obama administration's silence when it comes for people yearning for freedom.

The Osama bin Laden Factor: The worst case for President Obama here is that Romney comes prepared to litigate (just like he does on the Obama economy) with facts and figures about how the world is not safer from al Qaeda just because Obama got bin Laden. He would need to explain that they take up more geographic ground today than when he took office, etc.

The Apologizer in Chief Narrative: Obama's worst nightmare is if Romney can succinctly explain step-by-step in one minute or less all of the times Obama has in essence apologized for America (bowing to Saudi King, at the United Nations, Cairo Speech, etc.) It will play well with the base.

Tying Foreign Affairs Directly to the Economy: This is a big one. Romney is best talking about the economy so Obama's worst nightmare is for Romney to show how America's leadership in the world has truly suffered because of POTUS's mishandling the U.S. economy. He must be able to tie bad economic policy to foreign policy issues like trade, Greece, and the debt, etc.

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# RE: Obama's Worst Debate Nightmare

Lets Pray that Romney will do all these things, and more. I perso9GVcnally believe God has heard the Prayers of millions of Christians and will come to our aid. I believe he has placed Romney in the position he is in today, ready to lead us out of the mess Obama got us into.
Left by bygrace on Oct 22, 2012 4:14 PM

# RE: Obama's Worst Debate Nightmare

The Romney / Ryan ticket would drive the entire economy into a nose dive as long as it benefits the richest Americans. Income inequality is endangering the Middle Class and making paupers of us all who don’t have those millions upon millions of dollars. Read more about the role of Romney’s riches in this election and the power of his sacred undergarments at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html The working class of our country can’t AFFORD to allow this election to be bought and sold!
Left by dregstudios on Oct 22, 2012 5:31 PM

# RE: Obama's Worst Debate Nightmare

Just listen to yourself! God left out Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and every other great accomplished Christian public servant and role model that ran or could have ran for office this year and put Mitt Romney of all people - a man whose Mormon faith significantly contradicts what His (God's) word says. This is why unbelievers sometimes think we Christians are a bunch of confused ignoramuses.
Left by Sarah Jane O'Connor on Oct 22, 2012 6:04 PM

# RE: Obama's Worst Debate Nightmare

David, it's obvious that you're more interested in how Mitt Romney packages his lies than the fact that this country will be putting its faith in the hands of a man who has ZERO experience in the job he's applying for. Take note: If he did not carpet-bomb his opponents in the primaries with all that money he got with the help of his Mormon friends, he never would've been the Republican standard-bearer.
Left by Sarah Jane O'Connor on Oct 22, 2012 6:10 PM

# RE: Obama's Worst Debate Nightmare

After watching the debate, it's obvious that this was Mitt Romney's worst nightmare. I hope y'all feel good about yourselves for nominating this empty suite over more qualified standard bearers for our Party.
Left by Sarah Jane O'Connor on Oct 23, 2012 12:39 AM

# RE: Obama's Worst Debate Nightmare

Sarah,I find your views on Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion eerily similar to what was being said about Kennedy being Catholic and how the Pope would then be able to control the U.S. through him. It’s obvious that you are a closed minded, narrowly focused religious bigot who is unable to accept anyone’s religion except your own. If you were so concerned about representing your religion, country & party,you might be more concerned about who is in the White house now & how he is selling both Jews and Christians out to the Islamic terrorists &selling the country out to foreign powers, China & the UN. You are a sad, pathetic woman who is in desperate need of a religious intervention.I forgive you for your bigotry.May God give you sight that you may see; may God give you hearing that you may hear & may God take your voice that you may shut your mouth so the other blessings God gives you take hold. Finally, I leave you this from Pope John-Paul II, who said “There are many paths to God”.
Left by CClark on Oct 24, 2012 3:47 PM