When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him. But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won. In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously,
When reading this sort of article, I always wonder what kind of Obama employee/loyalist makes a statement like that to any news reporter. It's extremely damaging to Obama to leak this kind of story, even if it's no surprise to most of us.
So, on a whim, Barry decides to visit Hoover dam in lieu of debate prep. Results?
Emblematic of a man who has skated all through his academic and political life. The hubris of this empty suit is astonishing. He actually believed he won the debate?? It's only a matter of time before reality catches up with him.
Pothead 0bama concentrate for debate prep? I don't think that is possible. And IMO he STILL believes that he won. He also believes that all of us who think he lost are stupid and delusional so is playing along with campaign advice but believes he won nonetheless.
Obama cannot win any of these debates. He does not have the capacity to retain information and pull it from his memory when he needs it. Telepromptering has caused his faculties to deteriorate. He is like most affirmative action hires. Everyone's excited to have him on board at first, then they realize he has been hired for the wrong reasons.
Leftists, like Obama, live in a dream world where feelings trump facts. He feels nothing but contempt for Romney, as his face revealed during the debate. In his arrogance, he assumed everyone else shares that contempt. I would have loved to watch his puzzlement as his aids struggled to break the news to him. Notice that his first reaction was that Romney cheated in some way, "That wasn't the real Romney!" I'll bet he still believes he bested Romney, but everyone else is too stupid to see that.
The really amusing thing here is the reason why Zippy thought he had won. Apprently his view was that his idea about the future direction of the country was superior to Romney. Liberals (thank god) never learn!
Article doesn't allude to a top aide as the source but a top Democrat close to the campaign...sounds to me like someone on Kerry's team or someone responsible for debate prep and handling Kerry and Obama during it is the sourcel....CYA or push-back from attempts to throw Kerry under the bus...
Narcissism combined with great ability can work, but narcissism and mediocrity do not go well together. The same goes for laziness. A person who is brilliant but lazy often accomplishes remarkable things - but someone who is mediocre and lazy will flop unless they are lucky or have a lot of outside help.
Obama is unlikely to have room in his head, swollen and empty though it is, for the idea that he is a person of very modest abilities. He is clearly somewhat above average in intelligence, but he is nowhere near as bright as he has been led to believe. He is certainly not smart enough to coast through a debate with someone like Mitt Romney. It is telling that his self-evaluation of his performance was that he had won the debate. He probably still believes that even though he says otherwise.
What now? Can he improve? He is still a narcissist; he is still lazy; and he is still a man of modest abilities, much too modest for the position he was given by infatuated voters who took him at his own self-estimate.
The only thing Obama has ever clearly done well is deliver prepared speeches to friendly audiences. He is a combination of a Toastmaster, a preacher, and a TV host. But it is all talk, all style, and no real substance. His political ideas are trite and stale, warmed over campus radicalism. There is no reason to suppose any amount of debate preparation can alter these things.
Obama seems to believe in a lot of things that don't make sense in the real world. If I were Romney, I might just ask the question "Is this how he operates with foreign leaders?" Because if it is, we have already become a third world party at the top.
“So Mr. President, how would you grade yourself on your first debate?”
“Personally, I would give myself an A- in that debate, because I admit I didn’t give a perfect performance this time. I figured anyone with a decent IQ could see thru Gov. Romney’s lies, so I didn’t waste my time embarrassing him. Not that I couldn’t have, it would have been easy. The retorts were right on the tip of my tongue, and while you probably thought I was struggling with some of my answers, I was really just trying to exercise great leadership by not descending to his level. I think people will realize this given some time. You have to get past the words in the debate and the ridiculous polls in order to truly grasp what a big loss that was for my opponent.”
If he is that ignorant and delusional to think that he won that debate, he does not have the intelligence to be a dog catcher, much less the President of the United States. Lets all get together and retire him now.
This, to me, sounds like a mop-up story. The MSM has been trying for a week to "understand" and process O's performance. And since the truth is not to their liking they now can say his "poor" performance was related to "busy schedule" and his "disdain" for Romney. The last part being a really stupid reason - disdain. I personally think Obama did all he could do under the circumstances; and he failed to explain what he's done in the past 4 years in order to be re-elected. No amount of preparation can undo or explain, effectively, his failed leadership.
I don't think BO or the Librul Media realizes that Obama (and MOoch) became over-exposed after the first 6 months in office and that the public are genuinely fatigued at him droning on and on, but saying nothing. It certainly doesn't help that droning O is always wasting air space. One of the best things about Romney and Ryan is, that after Obama, they seem brief, to the point and fresh.
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