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Second debate: Crucial for Floridians

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Updated: 10/16/2012 6:26 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There is a lot of frenzy surrounding tonight's town-hall style debate. President Obama, largely railed for his performance in the first debate, has a lot to prove tonight.

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm says, he'll deliver. "He's clearly going to bring his A-game. He's going to first talk about where we've come from and the good news in the economy that we've all been seeing, especially in the last few weeks," she says. 

Mitt Romney saw a large bounce in the polls following his debate performance. Representative Jason Chaffetz says tonight you'll see more of the same. 

"Look in the first debate, Mitt Romney was Mitt Romney. I also thought President Obama was President Obama without a teleprompter. So if he has to practice and come up with something new, that's a challenge for the President," he says. 

Expect both men to battle over their dueling tax plans. "Whatever he says the President is going to say you can have a 5-trillion dollar tax cut but you better tell the American people how you're going to pay for it. Call him on it. Ask him to be specific," says Granholm. "Mitt Romney's been more specific than any other candidate for the presidency. The question is, what does President Obama have for his plan?" says Chaffetz.  

And expect passion from both candidates about which of them is best to lead Americans. "It means something for the people of Florida. Who is fighting for them? Who is fighting for the middle class? Who is fighting to keep jobs here? And who is fighting to make sure we have a safety net that doesn't have a huge hole in it?" says Granholm.

"I think the nation is so concerned about the debt, the deficit, what's happening with jobs. This is the sweet spot for Romney. That's why Floridians are going to come out in droves and support Mitt Romney on November 6th," says Chaffetz. 
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nativejax - 10/16/2012 10:41 PM
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Why can't you just say it, "No matter who wins, we lose"?

wavettore - 10/16/2012 8:56 PM
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Once again, the next US presidential election will be fixed. Mitt Romney will be elected even though Barack Obama would have received more votes in the 2012 election. The political assassination will be perpetrated by Bush hiding behind Crossroads GPS, the most influential group of Neocons. The Neocons will have Mitt Romney elected to first use him and then let him fall easy prey. All blames and responsibilities will fall on the new Mormon president for the events already planned. The new World War of Religion is already a done deal behind the backs of all people which will be forced to fight for their own Countries in their obligation as citizens …………… Since 9/11 it's the War on Terror One "false flag" attack so called by error Blair, Bush, and Israel had a Pact in store Their next surprise is knocking at your door A hidden vile Idea from those who want "more" will use you and your Belief for the next World War As "chosen people" gain while Humankind loses Greed wins not by the swords but by the words of Moses Daring is to tell you when, better then to tell you rhymes could not side with either one to get ready for our times to look beyond and past today to seek for a solution one only hope is there for you and spells Wavevolution ................... A new type of Revolution wins with the ultimate weapon: Your Mind http://www.wavevolution.org/en/humanwaves.html

dregstudios - 10/16/2012 7:16 PM
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Is there any doubt a Romney administration would favor the rich and increase the income gap in our country? Mitt is a pariah in Mormon Clothing and will stop at nothing to expand an empire of greed for the rich in this country by expanding tax cuts for the 1% of the wealthiest Americans. He’s out to gut the Middle Class for every red cent he can get. Will his sacred Mormon underwear grant him the protection and money to buy this election? See for yourself as Mitt dons his tighty-whities sent down from the Good Lord Himself at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html
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