Lowering Expectations?

September 30, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Mitt Romney is trying to lower expectations for the debate this Wednesday night.

Oddly, his campaign did not say that Mitt Romney is a shell of a man with little emotion, no empathy, zero compassion, a deep love of money, higher than normal self indulgence tendencies, and he’s also prone to saying goofy things.

Instead, they painted President Obama as the Greek god of debate because he’s done it eight times.  Okay, but isn’t that saying experience makes you better at things so we should vote for Obama?

I suspect they are not counting Mitt’s debates with the seven Republican dwarfs as actual debating.  That was the professional wrestling version of debating.

On the other hand, people who want to see Romney lose so they can run in 4 years, like maybe Chris Christie, say that Romney is Clarence Darrow and will humiliate Obama in the debates.  They also told us that Romney has some secret Zingers! that he’s been memorizing and practicing since August.  Written, not surprisingly, by Clint Eastwood.

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14 Comments to “Lowering Expectations?”


  1. Expectations have been lowered to the point where the one who flings himself into the audience, thinking it is a mosh pit, will lose to the one who doesn’t drool.

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  2. Elise Von Holden says:

    TexasEllen-
    That caught my funny bone just right, and I started laughing and then laughed so hard I snorted, which made me giggle again!!
    Mosh pits, my goodness, what would Rmoney do if we found himself touched by the great unwashed masses (although I think the crowd at the debates will have showered) the idea is a stunner–can’t wait to see if he gets that deer in the headlights look Bush used to get, we really do need to be concerned for his mental state–just call me proud to be a “you people” person!

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  3. Elise Von Holden says:

    That was supposed to be “he found himself”—I hate my new iPad’s auto correct, it’s driving me nuts!!

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  4. Will Ann lecture us on proper deportment and sensitivity immediately prior to the debate? So we won’t hurt Mitt’s feelings when we tell him he stinks.

    Or does Mitt plan on making a small gentleman’s wager with President Obama during the broadcast? I’ll bet a dime to a hole in a doughnut Mitt better be on his game. He’s pretty much proved he’s no good at off the french cuff sparkling banter. Maybe memorizing a few lines will help.

    I’m watching “Game Change” just for grins.

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  5. Amazing coincidence: I posted something on my blog today about this as well: http://www.everydayfreethought.com/2012/09/30/lets-raise-expectations-for-republicans/

    This is not the first time the R’s have done this: “Our guy is dumber! Give him a break!”

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  6. Memorizing zingers? Is he having Sarah Palin prep him?

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  7. Debate expectations always remind me of this classic:

    “Mondale cited many facts and made cogent arguments. Reagan did not drool on himself and appeared to know where he was. Pundits are calling it a draw.”

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  8. I expect to see many lovely deer-in-the-headlights moments as Mitt, zingers memorized, waits to hear an appropriate straight line from Obama. This will make it hard for Mitt to actually pay attention to the debate.

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  9. I debated with my daughter’s dog all weekend (dog sitting) whether to watch the debates at all. My position was simple – waste of time waiting for zingers, let the pundits do that. The dog was all ears, but insisted that this time would be different. I asked him why & he said he heard it on the canine line that all the dogs in the nation plan to sit up & howl whenever Mitt speaks…

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  10. Robotic Willard delivering preplanned zingers.

    What could go wrong . . .?

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  11. The problem with memorized zingers is deciding when to use them. Judging from the past, it might be a good bet that Mitt will use them at the wrong time, do that silly laugh and look like the fool he has appeared so often.

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  12. So he’ll be Romney Dangerfield?

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  13. aggieland liz says:

    Like it Myra, like it a lot (snort)!

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  14. aggieland liz says:

    Sorry Myrna my silly phone “corrected” your name!

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