romney's load of bullshit was better than obama's, but it was still bullshit.
Well yeah. It's not so much about what you say but how you say it. Only political nerds will go run off and factcheck everything, the average person will watch, when its over they'll change the channel and turn on Jersey Shore but the emotional impression they got from the debate will stick with them. 99% of what is said is usually BS but its all about appearances, seeming competent and confident.
With the presidential election a little more than a month away, political science professors from the University of Colorado have updated their election forecast with more current economic conditions and are standing by their prediction that Mitt Romney will win.
The professors -- Kenneth Bickers of CU's Boulder campus and Michael Berry of CU's Denver campus -- project that Romney will earn 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes.
President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes, which is down five from the initial prediction that the professors announced on Aug. 22.
Actually, I think was the Romney we've seen all along. As in the 47% tape, he was telling the audience what it wanted to hear. Did he really think everyone who doesn't pay federal income taxes is an Obama voter? Obama would be up by like 10-15 nationwide if that was true. On the tape that came out, he was quite a smooth talker who said was his audience wanted to hear and didn't let his facts get in the way.
That's what he did last night as well.
He claimed he has a lengthy plan to replace Obamacare. His plan is one page long.
He claimed that preexisting conditions will be covered under his plan. (Only if you have continuous coverage).
He claimed that kids could be on their parents health plan until age 26 because that's already the law. Yeah, the law that Obama fought for and the one you want to repeal.
He claimed he won't cut taxes on the rich. Well he has said he would cut tax rates across the board by 20% and eliminate the estate taxes. Sounds like the rich would do very well.
He claimed his tax plan would not cost 5 trillion dollars. However, the non partisan experts who have looked at his plan, say this will be the cost over the next decade.
He says he can make this up by eliminating loopholes and deductions (and that he won't raise taxes on the middle class). When the nonpartisan experts say: A. There's not enough loopholes and deductions paid only by the rich to make up for the $500 billion in tax cuts per year his plan.
B. To make up those cuts, you would have to go after deductions and credits used by the middle class.
He claims his plan is revenue neutral, however he's never actually given us the details of what his plan is. His plan is basically Trust Me, it will work out.
Romney's gaffes tend to come out when he is unsure of what to say to his audience. He was very well prepared and on message in this debate.
Romney also said there are no incentives for sending jobs overseas. That's a lie
if anything mitt romney said last night was true, he should probably be running as a democrat.
he called for more regulation on industry
he changed his position on rich people and taxes
he wants to get rid of obamacare and in the same sentence talks about how his identical romneycare plan was the greatest thing ever for massachusetts.
there is this hilarious cognitive dissonance that occurs when hardcore right wing middle americans support a guy like mitt romney. look at this guy, he is a slick ny businessman who harvests companies in middle america to enrich himself, he flip flops on literally every issue possible, he basically created obamacare, and on top of that he dodged the draft because he is in a cult. he also pays a lower tax rate than you pay, but you work in tire shop in oklahoma city. the right wing rush limbaugh and evangelical christian crowd has to pull off some serious mental gymnastics to get behind romney.