John King: Debate all about trust for Romney
October 3rd, 2012
07:15 AM ET
10 years ago

John King: Debate all about trust for Romney

DENVER (CNN) - To win in November, Mitt Romney must emerge from his first debate with President Barack Obama as the leader on this campaign's defining question: Which candidate do voters trust more to handle the economy?

"He has to paint a compelling picture of a better economic future and why he can lead us there and President Obama can't," GOP pollster Whit Ayres told CNN when asked to define Romney's paramount debate challenge.

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  1. jpmichigan

    t only about TRUST, but about CHOICES, Obama administration has lost all crediability, because it doesnot take accountabllity for the mistakes it has made. If one cannot trust or respect an individual, how can one vote to re-elect that person. Calling the SEAL death and that of our Ambassador of Libya, "BUMPS IN THE ROAD." tell others just where that person is coming from, and believe me it's not from a good place.

    October 3, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  2. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    When you see these negitive ads againest president Obama ,just remember who is behind them ,the gop obstructionest and Carl rove and Dick armey ,the same gop trash from the bush administration that tanked the economy in the first place ,don't put these to gop losers back in power and vote dem and Obama !!!!!!!

    October 3, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  3. Jim Keating

    There is o trust in the Etch A Sketch candidate.

    Even lyin Willardo's Mexican daddy knew what he would be like when he grew up So he gave him his first name "Willardo" after the large movie rat. He gave him his middle name after an old baseball glove that they found in the family outhouse that was full of shxt. They shortened lyin Willardo's first name to Willard and their last name from Robberos to Romney when they smuggled little lyin Willardo over here from his birthplace in Tijuana.
    He is now known by most people as Mitt Robme.
    It is amazing how these right wing nuts believe that lyin Willardo, in any way is going to do anything but destroy our country again. He is going to eliminate regulations so that his corporate criminal masters can rob and steal from us once again as they did under Bush Bin Lyin and his criminal gang led by President Cheney.

    October 3, 2012 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel


    This is all about are you for, or against Obama.

    It is all about doe you want to support the dictator, trying to establish a socialist dictatorship, or whether you support the principles this country was founded on, and freedom. You can't get that with Obama.

    The people of this country, have been brainwashed by a master of deceit. They really think they will be better off under the socialist dictatorship. This election may well be, the last free election in this country. That is how serious, the situation really is.

    October 3, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  5. DENNA

    I don't trust Robme on the economy simply because he won't tell us what his plans are. And Ryan isn't helping the matter by saying the tax implications are too difficult to talk about. This from a man belonging to the party that claimed the healthcare bill was too big to read. Ryan, why don't you simplifiy it for us "dumb" Americans?

    October 3, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  6. 200 TON HAMMER

    wow I am so happy that mr mitt romney going too tell the truth,too the struggling middleclass republicans who make $250,000 too $36,0000 dallors a year his plans from A to Z he also tell the struggling
    republican middleclass about health care plans on paper

    October 3, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  7. GI Joe

    There is no trust - he and Ryan have lied and flip-flopped for months. NO THANKS. NO TRUST for Mitt.

    October 3, 2012 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Mitt will turn a profit for his investors (Koch, Rove, Adelson, etc). It's what he knows how to do.

    The 47%????? We're on our own scrambling for crumbs and low wage jobs. Mitt will get rid of minimum wage. Trust him? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    October 3, 2012 08:48 am at 8:48 am |