Romney Campaign Internal Memo Gives Next Week’s Debate to President Obama

Friday, September 28, 2012

This is intriguing. A Mitt Romney campaign internal memo from Beth Myers, Senior Adviser, says Presidential Obama will probably win next Wednesday’s debate.

Now, there are a couple of possible explanations for this extraordinary memo.

1.) Raise debate exceptions so high on President Obama that he only has one way to go — straight down, or,
2.) Lower debate expectations so low on Romney can only go up, or,
3.) The memo is a rare burst of candor and honesty from Camp Romney about their hapless candidate

In any case, here is the memo in its entirety for you to read and you can decide:

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.

SOURCE: Washington Post

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12 Responses to Romney Campaign Internal Memo Gives Next Week’s Debate to President Obama

  1. Brigadoon says:

    I’ll go with number 2. Lower debate expectations so low on Willard that if he successfully hides his disdain for the poor, the elderly, the disabled and immigrants, the Romney campaign will anoint him the winner.

  2. Harry says:

    I’m with Brigadoon. It’s got to be numero dos.

  3. Mets Fan says:

    Romney won’t “win” the first debate, the second debate or the third debate.

    Just like he won’t “win” the General Election on Nov. 6th. I plan to stay up late to listen to Obama’s victory speech and Romney’s concession speech. Then, I will to to bed and sleep like a baby.

  4. ChiTOM says:

    Can’t say with certainty but maybe number three? I mean, Mitt “I don’t care about the poor” Romney
    is losing the battleground states of:
    Why would his handlers think he could suddenly wake up and win a debate? What’s he going to say to President Obama? “I’ll bet you $50,000 I like the elderly more than you?” Please

  5. mommom says:

    Just as Sarah Palin had such low expectations in her debate with VP Biden and only had to keep from falling off the stage to be seen as doing a good job,Romney is having his expectations lowered.Why else leak the memo?

  6. Rendaculous says:

    Someone said:

    A society is judged by how well it cares for those in the dawn of life, the children. By how well it cares for those in the twilight of life, the elderly. And, by how well it cares for those on the edge of life; the poor, the sick, and the disabled.

    In Romney’s America, these folks will be turned into food for Zoo animals.

  7. DMason says:

    It’s all about lowering expectations for Mitt. If he can correctly pronounce “Ahmadinejad” his team will say he’s a great foreign policy expert in the same vein as Winston Churchill. The Bush team pulled something like this when George W. Bush was running for president.

  8. The Real Adam says:

    Mitt Romney is a mummified old prick. I can’t tell you how much I detest him.

    One the great things about the three presidential debates is watching President Barack Obama clean up the stage with Mitt’s old bones. Mitt couldn’t even get a gig on the Lawrence Welk Show. They would say, “Nope, too old.”

  9. Unconditional1 says:

    It clearly looks like #2 to me. I find it laughable that the GOP thinks that the BS that they are asserting is actually what they would do if R&R were to somehow win the election. Perhaps if the sun and moon were to reverse their orbits then perhaps R&R would have a chance! What a joke! The clown and buffoon will be knocked out in the first round on Nov. 6th. The “Chi-Town O’Bammer” and his tag-team partner, “Smoking Joe Biden” will KO them in the debates as well as the general election!

  10. Stephen Iversonn says:

    Romney is a lousy candidate but he’s a strong debater. How do you think he became governor of Massachusetts with no elected office experience? Or the 2012 Republican presidential candidate?

    Romney will be brutal against President Obama and I hope the president doesn’t go into the debates with his ‘ah shucks, everybody needs to love me’ posture. If he does, then the debates could turn the race in Romney’s direction.

  11. Rachel says:

    Stephen Iversonn – With all due respect, I disagree 100% with you about Romney’s debating prowess. He comes across as slightly hysterical and on the verge of hyperventilating. He has a creepy smirk and even creepier laugh that reminds me of a serial killer.

  12. Adirondacky says:

    Mitt Romney’s rumored debate skills may have stood up to nitwits like Rick Perry but Barack Obama is a much more formidable challenger. Obama will destroy Romney. Remember, you read it here.

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