Up for Debate: Does Romney sink or swim?

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:08am

After facing criticism over the "47 percent" remarks and facing trouble in latest polls, is Romney's campaign battered beyond repair just about six weeks out from the election? Can Romney make up ground in the debates? What must he do, reel in his comments and play it safe, or go on the offensive? Also, for fun, care to make final outcome predictions in vote percentage?

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183 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 4:45

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By: Loner on 9/21/12 at 4:54

OK, Rasp, you got me...what category did you put the lone one in?

What classification do you place yourself in? None of the above?

I would place you in the Grey Poupon Stained category.....Acronym: (GPS)....you have that category all to yourself., Rasp.

Have you considered filing a lawsuit against Grey Poupon? Like the new malady, Popcorn Lung, a medical diagnosis of Grey Pouponosis could be your ticket to real, not imagined wealth....the Popcorn Lung victim got 7.4 million......you could get millions too.

All here would testify that Grey Poupon has caused brain damage in Rasputin72 ....his username is that of a mad Russian monk. Rasp is reaching out for help? Bless his Poupon-stained heart.

By: Rasputin72 on 9/21/12 at 5:16

LONER........I can see myself much like this afternoon when I went to the FRESH MARKET. I informed the butcher that I was having a dinner party for seven and thought that some nice fresh Halibut would be in order. The butcher explained to me that the Halibut was very nice but because of the fishing restraints on Halibut fishing that the Halibut was $35.00 per lib. I said to the butcher, "I am sorry to hear that." Perhaps you should give me enough for eight people instead of seven." I had rather have too much than too little.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/21/12 at 5:50


Frozen fish sticks.

By: bfra on 9/21/12 at 6:19

Raspy probably had sardines & gin under the bridge with the usual gang!

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 6:53

I agree Loner,

It's a shame Rasputin72's use of Grey Poupon caused him brain damage. What caused yours? And what caused duma$$'s? Doesn't he even know you cook your frozen fish sticks before you eat them? What a shame. Maybe he should try some slumgulyon.

By: Loner on 9/21/12 at 7:26


By: Loner on 9/21/12 at 7:37

Rasp is doing fish schtick, Cap'n.....the guy is a frustrated comedian....he probably bought eight cans of Friskies "Mariner's Catch" patte....serves 8 inebriated bridge-dwellers...and served with Grey Poupon, of course.

By: yogiman on 9/21/12 at 8:49

I'll have to admit Loner, you're the best comedian on this site. Many times I laugh until my belly hurts at your ridiculous comments almost every day.

You must have learned it in the Postal Service driving around and talking to yourself.

By: parnell3rd on 9/22/12 at 5:17

The gaffe you did not hear.
Pres. Obama "I am proud to be a Mulsim"
George Soros "Mr. President, your a Christian"
Pres. Obama " I mean, I'm proud to be a Christian" "Thanks George"
I don't care what you are, stop Lying.
"The most beautiful sound I ever heard, is the music to the Muslim call to Prayer" Barack Husseine Obama.

By: parnell3rd on 9/22/12 at 5:20

Ummm and Capt Nemo are sounding like racist with their 8:30 and 8:33 posts on 9/21

By: parnell3rd on 9/22/12 at 5:22

Loner is sounding like a racist by mimicking an Spanish actor while talking about Mit Romney. See boys you are all racist too!

By: parnell3rd on 9/22/12 at 5:26

"We have saved 1 million aoutomobile manufacturing jobs" Vice President Biden.
Excuse me sir, if you count all auto manufacturer jobs, in the USA, including BMW, VW, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, there are only 700,000 people working those jobs.
I know you libs are going to say he meant to say, but, he did not say it.

By: yogiman on 9/22/12 at 6:54

They've all proven themselves to be racists from day one, parnell3rd. His race is the only reason they can give to have voted for him because they had no identity of him other than the color of his skin. They had no idea who he was other than he would be the first black president.

And do you know what? They still don't know who, or what, he is. Is he an American, or is he an Indonesian? Is he a Muslim, or is he a Christian.

And they're going to vote for someone whom they still don't know who in the hell he is. Ah, yeah, this is the good ole USA.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/22/12 at 8:39

Yes p3 I despise trolls. That makes me a racists.

By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 6:57

Good to see for those wanting to keep the USA.


Then watch Ronald Reagan at the end.

By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 8:29

Today, we have 46 days to correct our political errors and save our nation..., or we use those same 46 days to push it over the cliff and lose our freedoms. The choice is yours. Just make sure you know who you're voting for before it's too late.

By: bfra on 9/23/12 at 8:45

Trolls are flooding both NCP boards with poppycock this weekend. Too many clicks, not enough time!

By: Captain Nemo on 9/23/12 at 9:35

Don’t be alarmed about it bfra, it only shows their worry about the situations. It is too bad that one won’t disappear in 45 days.

By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 9:55

bad fa#t repeating a$$,

I hate to say it, but you're exposing your ignorance every time you blow yhat gas out of your a$$.

Ever think about plugging that hole up?

By: Captain Nemo on 9/23/12 at 12:08


By: Ask01 on 9/23/12 at 12:58

One regular poster, whom I suspect is presenting with early stage dementia, due to the repetitious posting of discredited accusations, does raise a valid point concerning 'knowing who someone is."

We do know the true identity of Willard Romney.

A wealthy, elitist businessman, who refuses to release his entire tax history, and has been instrumental in escalating unemployment in America by outsourcing jobs overseas, forsaking any concept of 'the general welfare' for the good of the republic, in favor of greedily amassing more wealth to, according to reports, hide in off shore accounts to evade U.S. taxes.

A person who is a member of a class holding themselves above the average American, with a wife who declares "you people" have all you need. (OK that was in reference to tax returns, but I like my edited version better.) We have a person who would be president, but only cares about, it would appear, 53% of the citizens.

We do know who Barak Obama is, even if a certain percentage is incapable of comprehending and accepting the facts, and are, in fact just short, in my opinion, of advocating treason, rebellion, and insurrection in their blind hatred.

More important, more and more citizens each day are learning just who is Willard Romney, and are becoming more alienated from the three Rs of Romney, Ryan, and Republicans.

Just a PSA, but will someone please notify Ranger Smith at Jellystone National Park of a rash of missing picnic baskets indicating we may have their fugitive inmate in our midst.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/23/12 at 1:27

LOL Ask01

By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 4:13


I presume you're referring to me on your negative comment. You comment about Romney should show his tax records, but I read of no comment about you thinking Obama showing anything, which he hasn't starting at day one, yet you say you know him. Where did you learn who he is? Perhaps you can explain why he refuses to show any paper that would identify him. You should have shoes on both feet if you want to keep your balance.

You, and your fellow posters, apparently think if you don't already know all the details on the subject, that subject is null and void.

Point 1: A girl was born the same day Obama claims to have been born in Hawaii. She died the next day. Hawaiian laws states any member of her family is authorized to have a copy of her long form birth certificate. Her brother asked for one but they would not give him one, only a short form. But it had a serial number wildly out-of-sequence. Why? The number on the girls short form is 161-1961-011080. The number for Barack Obama is 51-61-10641. Why such a difference if born on the same day?

Point 2: Two twin girls were born the day after Obama claims to have been born. But the records show their certificate number to be lower than Barry's. How could his number be higher than the twins if he was born the day before them?

In 2006, Obama made a comment when he was visiting Kenya; "I am so proud to come back home". That can be seen on video.

In 2007, Michelle Obama declared; "Obama is Kenyan and America is mean". Can also be seen on video.

In 2008, Michelle Obama again declares ;"Obama's home country is Kenya". Can also be seen on video.

In 1991, Obama stated in his own biography he was born in Kenya. Those details can be found easily.

So, if you know positively who Barack Obama is, please tell me and I'll shut up.

By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 4:30


If you're interested to look at those videos I mentioned, click in:


Read it and weep.

By: Ask01 on 9/23/12 at 4:38


By: Ask01 on 9/23/12 at 5:18

Captain Nemo, back me up, if you will, as some people are having difficulty comprehending.

Barack Obama is the duly elected, certified, and recognized by all branches of the United States government, to include all branches of the Armed Forces, President Of the United States of America.

No recognized, competent, or coherent agency or individual has yet to convince anyone in the United States government of any valid, non hallucingen induced allegations of impropriety in his holding the office of president.

Do you concur, Captain?

By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 5:50


I understand you're retired out of service. I presume you know what the CIC is.So can you tell me why Barack Obama court marshaled Lt. Col. Terry Latin for asking him to show his authority to give him orders to go back into conflict instead of simply proving his CIC status?

If you, and your fellow posters on this site believe he was legally elected, I'm afraid you're showing your ignorance. I'm sure you haven't seen or read what I have. With Obama was born in Kenya as he has claimed, and the newspapers over there have claimed, I'll continue my claim he usurped that office.

Being ineligible to run for that office, he could not win even if he received the vast majority of the votes.

There's too much knowledge on the issue. If, and I repeat, if, he was a natural born citizen, he lost that privilege when he was adopted by his stepfather in the Indonesian citizenship. And once you lose that status, you can't get it back.

By refusing to show his papers should tell you something was wrong.

But I guess y'all can't understand that. Hep um Lord, for they know not.

By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 5:59

Let me repeat one more point I've posted before, Ask01. Obama is the least of your worries. You had better worry about Congress. They supported him and some of them had to know his status without question. I read they (supposedly) feared race riots. If that was so back then, do they still have that fear?

By: Ask01 on 9/23/12 at 6:27


Just seems no way to turn off the nonsense.

By: bfra on 9/23/12 at 6:33

Ask01 - From his comments & lack of intelligence, you are dealing with the lowest form of trailer trash.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/23/12 at 7:55


By: yogiman on 9/23/12 at 9:35

We'll see whose the most ignorant in five weeks, bad f@rt repeating again, and you can bet your a$$ if Congress let's him pull it off again, they are in it with him .

With the question of his Constitutional eligibility going on for four years, if no state, the Electoral College or the Senate affirms his Constitutional eligibility, you've kissed the USA goodbye.

If you're sure he's Constitutionally eligible, and you've read his biography, please explain how he was born as a natural born citizen with a Kenyan father. Also, explain how he retained that status when his stepfather adopted him as a, Indonesian citizen. I'd sure like to know.