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I agree
Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney: Make attacks 'personal'

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly asked the former Alaska governor on Tuesday if Romney's campaign — which has come under fire from Republicans — needs to go after Obama in a "more personal way" and use buzzwords like "incompetent, dangerous, socialist."

Palin also said she agreed with conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, who suggested earlier this week the GOP should disband if they aren't able to defeat Obama.

"I couldn't have said it better myself," Palin said,
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(NT) Sarah Palin: Longest. Fifteen. Minutes. Ever.
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Obama can't challenge Romney's ideas.....

.....until Romney demonstrates that he has any. So far it's all been generalities and non-answers. Even some in his own party are criticizing him for not articulating anything specific.

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Of course Barack Obama was very specific as to

what he wanted to do. Something called "spreading the wealth". How more precise can one be? Wink

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He laid out specifics -- with numbers

He's been doing it consistently, in fact. Half of Clinton's DNC speech was statistical, and Obama helped write it. Policy, means of implementation, cost, it's all been defined, even if the other side disputes some of the numbers.

Romney hasn't shown anything that I'm aware of.

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Ok...I was flip and we were off the topic

but you think that the reason Obama has resorted to personal jabs is due to lack of specific ideas to attack? And you think that's appropriate in an election race? I don't. Mean comments may get chuckles but shouldn't win votes.

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I don't think the personal jabs have been that bad

Certainly nothing compared with some of the personal attacks Obama has been subjected to.

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I agree. Both get kicked badly by those outside of the ring

excepting from SE, of course.

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Romney called Obama a liar today, BTW
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/14/romney-president-will-lie-in-debates/?hpt=hp_t3

(CNN) - With less than three weeks before the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney says he already knows what his biggest hurdle will be in his three October showdowns with President Barack Obama.

"I think the challenge that I'll have in the debate is that the president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren't true," Romney said in an interview that aired Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America."


Pot, kettle. Kettle, pot.

And if Romney thinks that will be his biggest debate hurdle, then this is going to be even better than I thought.

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That's calling someone a liar?

I think you and I have a different interpretation of what those words say. Of course it's an out of context statement and hearing the full audio might change one's mind. I love it when someone makes a negative remark and the media uses the term "slam" which creates the image of someone railing on another. Exaggeration for effect but not for truth.

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(NT) Sounds like it to me
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Oh that feeling...

After Obama election on the 1st round, I saw 1st hand how he was thought of. I never seen this so openly public and there for anyone to see. This is NOT the WWW but public or frequent areas that anyone could apply themselves and often in small business open to general public. That was up close and personal as it gets for some. But, heck it's a free country, right.

As for the campaign as it goes now, I don't see where the jabbing of personal barbs have really gotten out of hand, they seem to stay political and on topic. The public on the other hand gets far more involved and once again I see the rhetoric and posting on true feeling. It's not just being Republican or conservative as I see that more a guise to fret out more resentment at a personal level from people at large, but at higher levels it's been under wraps or not displayed. Maybe its there, but I don't see or maybe that's the plan. But, one thing I do see or get the feeling, the general public is tired of all this and see a real difference in the political camps or dividing of the country in one way or another. I do see this as another very close election when the numbers start coming in. -----Willy Happy

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Maybe I'm wanting too much

I agree that the public jabbing is far worse. I was thinking that the candidates should be above that fray and not join in. Looks like we are their role models instead of them being ours.

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(NT) Read about Lincoln's election trail...enlightening

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