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Read the full memo below:
From: Beth Myers, Senior Adviser
To: Interested Parties
Date: September 27, 2012
Re: 2012 Presidential Debates
In a matter of days, Governor Romney and President Obama will meet on the presidential debate stage. President Obama is a universally-acclaimed public speaker and has substantial debate experience under his belt. However, the record he’s compiled over the last four years – higher unemployment, lower incomes, rising energy costs, and a national debt spiraling out of control – means this will be a close election right up to November 6th.
Between now and then, President Obama and Governor Romney will debate three times. While Governor Romney has the issues and the facts on his side, President Obama enters these contests with a significant advantage on a number of fronts.
Voters already believe – by a 25-point margin – that President Obama is likely to do a better job in these debates. Given President Obama’s natural gifts and extensive seasoning under the bright lights of the debate stage, this is unsurprising. President Obama is a uniquely gifted speaker, and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. This will be the eighth one-on-one presidential debate of his political career. For Mitt Romney, it will be his first.
Four years ago, Barack Obama faced John McCain on the debate stage. According to Gallup, voters judged him the winner of each debate by double-digit margins, and their polling showed he won one debate by an astounding 33-point margin. In the 2008 primary, he faced Hillary Clinton, another formidable opponent – debating her one-on-one numerous times and coming out ahead. The takeaway? Not only has President Obama gained valuable experience in these debates, he also won them comfortably.
But what must President Obama overcome? His record. Based on the campaign he’s run so far, it’s clear that President Obama will use his ample rhetorical gifts and debating experience to one end: attacking Mitt Romney. Since he won’t – and can’t – talk about his record, he’ll talk about Mitt Romney. We fully expect a 90-minute attack ad aimed at tearing down his opponent. If President Obama is as negative as we expect, he will have missed an opportunity to let the American people know his vision for the next four years and the policies he’d pursue. That’s not an opportunity Mitt Romney will pass up. He will talk about the big choice in this election – the choice between President Obama’s government-centric vision and Mitt Romney’s vision for an opportunity society with more jobs, higher take-home pay, a better-educated workforce, and millions of Americans lifted out of poverty into the middle class.
This election will not be decided by the debates, however. It will be decided by the American people. Regardless of who comes out on top in these debates, they know we can’t afford another four years like the last four years. And they will ultimately choose a better future by electing Mitt Romney to be our next president.
So… we have an asshat that decided to make a video that openly mocked another major religion. He made the video with actors who didn’t in all likelihood know what they were filming (seeing as certain terms, like ‘Islam’ and ‘Mohammed’ were dubbed over more innocent,innocuous words in the final edit). Well and enough, we tend to have free speech here in America. and as long as he had it in English-Only no one really watched it. Then he decided to get it re-dubbed in Arabic, and re-post it to youtube….. At this point you kinda have to guess that he’s doing this intentionally, else why are you making a film deriding a group of people and re-dub it in a language that YOU don’t speak, but THEY do? And as soon as it causes issues, like the insulted people taking violent offense, evry right-wing nutjob jumps up and says 1.) the asshat had a constitutionally-protected right to say and do whatever he wanted to, and 2.) We should nuke the people who were offended enough to get violent in protest in their own country. Now, to 1, that is certainly a right he has in America. A rather large chunk of the rest of the world doesn’t really see sppech in the same “free” way we do, and tends to believe that anything that a citizen of a country is allowed to publish must represent the political views OF that country. We can’t apply our rationale on people in other countries, they do not know what “Freedom Of Speech” is in the same way we do, and can’t understand it as a workable concept. As such, when a American asshat makes a video with the sole intention of pissing off a goodly segment (greater than 20% by population..) of the world population, that population may well translate that as America’s implicit agreement with said asshat’s views. and Think about the number up above… more than 1-in-5 people in the WORLD are Muslim. why exactly are there folks that we allow to try and pick a fight they damn sure aren’t going to soldier up for? I say we Enlist Mr Terry Jones and Mr. ‘Sam Basile’ (yeah it’s not his real name, and it was purely a freudian slip that he chose a name that sounded so much like Imbecile) and force-enlist them in the US Army so they can go stand at the front line in clear plain sight of the bullets they are trying to get our brave Soldiers to take on their behalf.