Obama: "just too polite"

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    Oct 10, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-defends-debate-performance-i-was-just-too-polite_654110.html

    Does this guy ever NOT have an excuse or someone else to blame?
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 10, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    Awesome. I'm glad to hear Obama plans to call Romney out on his BS in the next debate!!icon_biggrin.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    Oct 10, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Sounds like he plans to step his game up.
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    Oct 10, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    Mitt is going to get slapped round the head with his own flip-flops.
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    Oct 10, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    He has been "too polite" since he came to Washington. He seems to have had this idea that every other president came here to fight. That nobody else ever had the idea that being polite would achieve their goals. Well, the reason they didnt was because they knew the other wasnt going to play like that. Just like the Repubs didnt play like that in Congress and just waited O out 'til they got what they wanted. The man is a colossal doofus for thinking like that.

    I read that O was coached to be aggressive with Kerry. And that Kerry even pissed O off by being aggressive and challenging back. But that over the weekend others got to O and talked him out of the way he had been coached. I hope O has learned to ignore them now.
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    Oct 10, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    It was that jackass David Axelrod. I hope he gets to go back to Chicago now!

    "What might be called the "professional" team of Washington-based Democrats, who have a long history of prepping candidates, thought they had done a fine job of getting the president ready. "We hit him with everything -- every anecdote, every line, every different type of Mitt Romney that exists, and there are many of them," said one person familiar with the team's work, who declined to speak on the record because he is still involved.

    On the last of three days of prep sessions, they thought that the president had given a very sharp performance in his faux face-off with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in the role of a pushy Romney.

    But between the last session and the next day, some insiders say, the "Chicago inner circle" of Obama's closest friends and longtime aides, led by David Axelrod and David Plouffe, had separate meetings with the president. It seemed, at least to the Washington "pros," that the Chicago crew tamped down the plan for an aggressive stance toward Romney."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-fineman/obama-debate-prep_b_1949212.html
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    Oct 10, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    I have no doubt that in Debate #2 Obama's nails will come out --- and that Romney will be quick to file them down one by one icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 10, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI have no doubt that in Debate #2 Obama's nails will come out --- and that Romney will be quick to file them down one by one icon_wink.gif

    Romney is going to be too busy juggling all his many positions on every subject as Obama lobs them at Romney for him to be filing anybody's nails.

    But first, Biden is going to beat Ryan about the head and shoulders with his own budget.
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    Oct 10, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    Obama was indeed too polite--and this became even more apparent because Romney was aggressive and focused. I would even go so far as to say that Obama didn't have the killer instinct, and Romney had it in spades. The fact of the matter, however, is that the Obama camp either did not do their research or ignored their research completely. Romney's previous debate tapes are publicly available. If the Obama camp had the wisdom to look at them, they could have prepared Obama better. It simply boggles my mind how anyone from the Obama camp could argue with a straight face that they did not expect Romney to perform the way he did. There's no one to blame for the Obama campaign's miscalculation but Obama and his camp alone, and no amount of post-hoc rationalizations can change that. Fortunately for Obama and his camp, however, Romney has given them a couple of gifts in the form of clearly inconsistent statements upon which they can capitalize to "impeach" Romney and put his character at issue.