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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salsa Libre
Provo, UT

With all the confusion that abounds on the Internet and the extent of commentary on these threads, it becomes difficult to make any assessment of the accuracy, truthfulness, and honesty of some of the comments made here.

There is a definite possibility of tolls and sockpuppets writing comments which subtly take a specific position with the intent of casting doubt to that position and invite flamers to descend giving the impression that a comment is "real" and deserving of derision.

This letter may be such an attempt to confuse the dialog. Also, the number of critical comments attacking Obama's so-called "lack of preparation" suggest that this letter is a plant with the sole purpose of developing ridicule.

Personally, I believe that this letter was written by an anti-Obama shill trying to make a silly case of "lack of preparation" and give nonsensical excuses for the President's performance. It seemed to be a carefully-developed ruse to make Obama appear unprofessional and incompetent, perhaps by someone in the Romney campaign outside of Utah in the style of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove.

Unfortunately, you can't protect against such letters/comments, only be aware they exist.

Clydesdale
Tooele, UT

That's so lame of an excuse for Obama. The fact that he eats, sleeps, and drinks politics for his job and the fact that he knows (or should know) everything from insider knowledge means he should be the most prepared person on the planet for a debate, and should need zero time preparing. Ouch. Makes him actually lamer than I thought when you think of it that way. And that is the correct way to think about it.

1aggie
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

re:VST

"Mark, is that the reason why Democrats are now focusing their campaign strategy on talking about "Big Bird" rather than some of serious issues of the day"

I believe it was Mitt Romney who interjected Big Bird into the national conversation rather than explaining how he could enact $5 trillion in tax reductions and not increase the deficit. Defunding PBS seems to be one of the few things he could name toward decreasing spending to pay for his tax proposals.

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