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Monday, October 1, 2012

The Newest Romney Model Is Coming Pre-Loaded with Zingers

Posted by Paul Constant on Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:44 AM

The New York Times published a description of the presidential debate prep:

Mr. Romney’s team has concluded that debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers that he has memorized and has been practicing on aides since August. His strategy includes luring the president into appearing smug or evasive about his responsibility for the economy.

Mr. Obama is not particularly fluid in sound bites, so his team is aiming for a workmanlike performance like his speech at the Democratic convention. He is looking to show that Mr. Romney would drive the country in an extreme ideological direction at odds with the interests of the middle class.

Prepping for zingers sounds like a terrible idea. The thing about debate zingers is they happen naturally. If you reach for them, you sound forced and plain weird. The Republicans have been through this before, and recently.

Twitter has been responding to this news with the hashtag #RomneyZingers. Some favorites... after the jump!

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