October 22nd, 2012
04:41 PM ET
9 years ago

Romney debate strategy: Why a CEO makes a good commander in chief

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney is planning to shed the scrappy in-your-face debate strategy from last week's town hall and replace it Monday night with a calmer demeanor - someone voters can imagine as commander-in-chief, CNN has learned.

"I don't think this is necessarily a debate where you're going to see point-for-point scoring," Romney adviser Dan Senor told CNN.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debates
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Bob, NY

    This registered republican WILL VOTE ...a straight democratic ticket. Maybe 2016, the R's will re-invent the party and be worth taking another look at. Their party has crossed the test of Treason many times in the last 12 years. We pay these lawmakers very well ...They are supposed to WORK for US! ...not a party.

    October 22, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Larry in Houston
    WoW !! can't wait till obama wipes the floor w/ robme tonite.
    You must have missed the first 2 debates. The only thing Obama has been wiping are his chances of re-election. His shtick doesn't play so well on live TV. People want substance, not personal attacks and excuses.

    October 22, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. Bob, NY

    I tuned in to a R radio talk show today. The spin, outright lies, and venom they spewed was not characteristic of the America I grew up in. Most of my family has served our nation in some way, to make a better life for all her citizens. Some of the 'gave all" ...they would puke in their grave if they saw what the politicians are doing to our country.

    October 22, 2012 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. Lisa P

    If the best Romney can do is claim to be a "competent negotiator" then he might as well go home now, he's already lost. Certainly the man can threaten and bully and misrepresent, but he couldn't negotiate his way out of a paper bag, and the American people already know it.

    October 22, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    Most CEOs are figureheads. The people who work and toil every day for eight hours or more (and some don't get paid OT) are the ones who run the company.
    The ceo of the company where I work makes over $22M a year while when times get tough the first thing they do is fire the little guy.
    Sending American jobs overseas is NOT what we need as president. Senata anyone?

    October 22, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  6. Yonni

    Any Romney voter can tell me what he really is planning to do with the presidency? That would be a good question to answer. He has no clue what so ever, that is why he doesn’t even remember what he said yesterday and even hours earlier in a given day. He is changing constantly like the transformer machine, the difference is that the transformer machine can fold back to its original shape Mitt assume every shape and occupy every dimensioned in time and space but cannot remember his original form. Mitt just wants to be the president to scratch one wish from his wish lists. I am sure he would look for another challenge in the middle of his presidency if he is elected.

    October 22, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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