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  1. Larry

    Larry said, about 4 years ago

    Some suggest that Obama was affected by the altitude of Denver, being over 5000 ft. He had just arrived, Romney had been there for longer. Donno.

  2. Megan

    Megan said, about 4 years ago

    I thought Obama was being admirably polite. And Mitt was grossly rude (and full of lies). So, it would just be not-so-polite Americans who would think the opposite. However, this cartoon was drawn in Germany. Do people in Germany have different standards of rude behavior or am I rigidly polite?

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 4 years ago

    @Megan

    “Do people in Germany have different standards of rude behavior”
    Apart from the early morning sun-lounger towel battles with the British and buffet boorishness in resorts,Germans are invariably more polite. Ask Morty, he surely can answer your question; he watched this debate and is German.
    I didn’t watch it and didn’t follow any press regarding it. *shrug

  4. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 4 years ago

    The Germans love bullies. Ask any SS man.

  5. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 4 years ago

    @Megan

    I thought Obama was being admirably polite. And Mitt was grossly rude (and full of lies).
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    Turn your good eye on the lies o has told for the past 4 years and how rude he was to lehrer.

  6. neuturn

    neuturn said, about 4 years ago

    @Megan

    I am a little confused with your idea of what is rude and what is polite. I believe myself to be very polite, but this was a debate and his responses to what was conveyed as the truth from Obama and the media needed to be addressed where it would not be spun as it has been for many months. To be polite you look another person in the eye when you speak to them just as Romney did. I did not see him raise his voice as to shout anyone down, though he did stand firm at wanting to address what he felt were misconceptions from Obama. Obama also attempted to get Lerher to allow him to respond to things he believed was incorrect. Obama used 4 minutes more time than Romney in which Romney did not ask if they had equal time. I would be led to believe both were polite in this debate.

  7. Megan

    Megan said, about 4 years ago

    I don’t think of staring someone down as being equaled to giving eye contact. But, as you said, this was a debate, and the debate is for the benefit of the audience. I have been to many a high school debate and never are they supposed to look at each other, they look at the audience.
    Second, Obama speaking four minutes longer, does not make him rude. Now, attacking Obama for citing Mitt on what has been campaigning as true, that would make Mitt a rude bully.
    Third, firing the moderator and Big Bird – in the event of his election – was rude, even if he did so with a combined but I- am-sorry-because-I-like-you attitude. I felt like I was seeing Donald Trump with his glee over firings.

  8. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 4 years ago

    @Megan

    firing the moderator and Big Bird – in the event of his election – was rude
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    He’s not firing big bird by removing un-needed government funding. PBS has stated that they do not need govt funding.

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