reply to post by think1mreal
I agree with your assessment. Up until the debate, Romney had not given any specifics of his policy plans. Even during the debate, the moderator had
to drag them out of Mitt (and we still didn't get much of anything of substance). Because of that, Obama couldn't prepare to debate unknown policy.
Really, all Obama could do going into the debate was to show contrast between he and Romney, play it safe and try not to lose any ground in the polls.
Romney, on the other hand, knew Obama's policy and was thoroughly prepared with his talking points.
Now that Romney has finally put some policy plans out there, Obama can prepare to dismantle them and outline exactly how Romney's policy falls exactly
in line with the Romney that has been losing in the polls for months....the 47% Romney.
Other thoughts on Obama's strategy:
-Play it safe
-Don't turn people off by throwing zingers, just act presidential
-Get Mitt to talk specifics
-Give Mitt a false sense of over confidence
-Let Mitt go "shotgun" style and throw out all of his ideas on day one
-Let fact checkers dismantle Mitt's words, most people wait for the news to tell them the "truth" anyway
-On future debates, come out swinging...it's not how you start the game; rather, it's how you finish it.
edit on 4-10-2012 by LeatherNLace because: (no reason given)