Skip to comments.Well, that's what happens with an affirmative-action debate team...
Posted on 10/06/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by ken5050
The first debate is over. Obama had his hat handed to him by Mitt. James Taranto, in an excellent piece in the WSJ this week, suggests that Obama's failure was inevitable, because he's been coddled, pampered by the MSM for more than 4 years, and thus the first time he faced an articulate, prepared, challenger, Obama wasn't ready.
The problem with this argument is that it suggests that next time Obama will be much better prepared, bring his A-game.
What if that's just plain wrong? What if what we saw Wednesday night is the best that Obama has to offer?
Then, "community organizing." Well...was he successful at it? Logic tells us there are both "good" and "bad" community organizers. Which was Obama?
Then politics. He started in the Illinois State Senate..handed a sure-thing Democrat district, where he ducked most votes.
Obama then tried for the big leeagues..a House seat. Incumbent Black House Democrats either die in office, or are run out of town by a scandal. There was no opening, so Obama attempted to force his way into the game.
He challenged Rep. Bobby Rush, and what happened?: He lost, rather, he got clobbered. Rush beat him by a 2:1 margin.
Delicious aside: Pretty neat that to date it's two "Rush"es who've made life most miserable for Obama.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE, OBAMA FACED A TOUGH, SMART, DISCIPLINED, ORGANIZED OPPONENT.
It was a slaughter.
Then, 2004. The teleprompter gave a speech at the Democrat Convention, and the teleprompter leapt onto the national stage. Obama ran for the open Illinois senate seat, and won, mainly because the sordid details of GOP opponent's sealed divorce records magically leaked all over the place.
He beat Hillary for the 2008 Dem nomination. His inability as a debater was masked by her equal ineptness. And Hillary went easy on Obama in the debates, fearful of antagonizing the black vote.
Then he bested a tired, listless McCain in the debates, and the election, when the country was just plain tired of eight years of Bush. Obama uttered nothing but banal platitudes, and won easily.
In his first term, Obama has avoided the press, and press conferences to an extent not seen since the end of WW II, preferring instead the soft interviews of local media, and the fawning acolytes of "The View."
Again, remember, the ONE and ONLY time he faced a capable, organized, candidate, Obama lost badly.
Thus, we can reasonably deduce that Obama didn't fail Wednesday; he wasn't somehow "off his game"
What we saw was indeed Obama at his best. That's it...that's ALL he has to offer, to bring...and it's just not enough.
FYI..thought you might enjoy this..
No matter what is asked, he makes statements that are totally irrelevant to the question.
Right now...he's on a Big Bird roll....And EVERYTHING is connected to Big Bird.
No, the problem is there are still too many idiots in this country who STILL haven't or won't accept that his debate performance was indicative of his "A" game.
I think Hillary DID go easy on Obama...at the parties command....How’d that work out for you Hillary??
His handlers may try (will try) to get him to fight back in a way that is alien to Obama.
He has been trained and conditioned to expect the world to be handed to him on a silver platter (all he has to do is smoke a little choom, get laid back, and let the world come to him). If he tries a new persona, he may fail even more miserably than last time...he may even crack.
In the next debate Romney will be discussing Russian collusion with Iran's nuclear ambitions and zero will still be complaining about Big Bird.
Obama is the empty chair, empty suit president.
I am stealing a theory from the comments section in Friday’s wsj: the president suffers from short term memory dysfunction (CRS), which prevents him from marshaling an apropos rebuttal to what Romney has just said, or Lehrer’s question, in the first place. It’s a serious disadvantage in a freewheeling debate. Personally I think it will be less so in the “town hall” format of the 2nd round. (not even addressing fact that Obama’s essential positions are anathema to most people and indefensible).
Just one more example of the coddling of Obama.
And now Obama is facing the perfect storm...his adoring fans are disappointed, he realizes that he is intellectual soft by being coddled, the press is beginning to poke fun at him, the economy sucks, his foreign affairs approach is unraveling, and his opponent is an extremely diligent and well-prepared type A overachiever with a plan.
It sucks to be Obama.
We finally got a glimpse of the real Obama during the Denver debate. This product of lifelong affirmative action went up against someone who has actually worked and achieved his entire life, and the results weren’t pretty. (for Obama)
Fascinating..I hadn’t seen that theory before. The Town Hall format will be an advantage for Obama..especially so if he knows the questions before hand..
If so, it's probably a result of all the 'weed' he's smoked.
Everything this pretend president touches turns into a confused mess. I feel certain that if his sealed history were subjected to the light of day, his entire scholastic and political record would reflect similar results. He has demonstrated a pathetic lack of ability to organize, tell the truth, or lead.
His adoring fans are IGNORING their disappointment. That’s what 47% do!!
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