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Incumbent Debate Curse:
Barack Obama Falls to Mitt Romney

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:Emerson, 10/4/2012 12:32:17 AM

Correction: The latest version of this story incorrectly reported the year of the Bush-Kerry race. It was 2004. Call it the curse of incumbency. Like many of his predecessors, President Obama fell victim Wednesday night to high expectations, a short fuse, and a hungry challenger. If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn’t win the first of three presidential debates outright, he more than covered the spread. He was personable, funny, and relentlessly on the attack against a heavily favored Obama. The president looked peeved and flat as he carried a conversation, for the first time in four

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 10/4/2012 12:45:29 AM     (No. 8908165)

Right. Got it. Not Obama's fault, but ours, 'cause our expectations were "too high."

Look, I have zero experience with pot [none of my own, of course, but I mean, none with anybody around me], but was Barry showing some effects of past, recent, whatever use? I put nothing past this [pre-deleted], or his associates, either.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/4/2012 12:48:43 AM     (No. 8908177)

Got it. It was a ... curse.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/4/2012 12:52:15 AM     (No. 8908188)

Obama failed to even meet my extremely low expectations. I expected the typical democrat tact of accuse, attack, lie, repeat. I've never witnessed a more rambling debater in my life. Half the time I was asking, "what is he talking about?"

I expected Romney to "win" on policy and economics but be flayed by the press for style. Romney exceeded my expectations.

Simply....... Obama was not prepared. He does not know the facts or how an economy works. It was obvious that he was regurgitating his campaign speech and campaign talking points. Obama is NOT a debater. Obama is not a good speaker and frankly, he's not that bright. Obama blew this all on his own.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/4/2012 1:09:08 AM     (No. 8908217)

Why is the National Journal using AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier for these articles? They reek. This was the real 0bama. The one with the hidden grades except for the C average at Columbia. He's not as smart as the Democrats have been pretending and it's painfully obvious.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 10/4/2012 2:07:24 AM     (No. 8908312)

The debate just goes to show the phony Øbama is worthless without his teleprompter. That is, when he needs to actually answer questions with clear facts, the phony liar just stands there and stammers. He has never so much as run a lemonade stand in his life and he expects to fool the American people into thinking he has better ideas on the economy than Mitt Romney? This great liar Øbama is being exposed for being the phony crook he tries to keep hidden from the public.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 10/4/2012 4:12:26 AM     (No. 8908460)

There never was any there there with the empty suit.

All his greek columns now belong to Romney.

Too bad, so sad.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pensom2, 10/4/2012 5:00:40 AM     (No. 8908386)

FTA: ". . . challengers have more time to prepare than do busy presidents. Romney was ready."

Oh, please. Obama was supposed to be debate prepping in Las Vegas, but he kept taking breaks to go check out Hoover Dam or to press the flesh. Michelle Obama was right: Stinky is lazy.

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