Skip to comments.Obama 'believed he had BEATEN Romney' in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides
Posted on 10/09/2012 8:09:20 PM PDT by ransomnote
Obama believes he'd got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't think he needed to even engage with him Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them
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, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.
Hubris: Obama's central problem was that he was so disdainful of Romney that the President, seen here boarding Air Force One in San Francisco today, didn't believe he needed to engage with him
A winning smile? Obama grins durign the debate with Romney full of confidence that he was going to win
The Democrat said that Obama's inner circle was dismayed at the 'disaster' and that he believed the central problem was that the President was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't believe he needed to engage with him.
'President Obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else - anything - but debate prep,' the Democrat said.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Photos and more text at the link. PS: Did Obama 'decide not to use them' or was he too ashamed that he froze and was incapable of delivering rehearsed lines?
Had to cut last two words of article title to fit FR requirements. Original title:
Obama ‘believed he had BEATEN Romney’ in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides on preparation
Zero is about this close to needing a trip to the funny farm.
Oh please. I am so tired of hearing excuses from this loser.
In order to defeat my mortal enemies I focus intently on my navel.
If that doesn’t work I suck my thumb.
He actually thought he won.
He his so out of touch with reality.
The man reads a great speech, but can’t think on his feet worth a darn. He needed TOTUS to talk to school children.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Because Romney was trying to take away his government subsidy.
Arrogance at its worst!
It’s clear that he has the same disdain for the constitution, the congress and the American people and would rather be doing anything...anything...other than being the President.
Let’s make his wish come true come November 7.
He didn't think he won. He clearly says "you won" to Romney at the end of the debate. Now his flaks hit the airwaves with stories that he thought Romney was so inferior he fought him with one hand tied behind his back and thought he'd won. Pure bollocks.
It should be called the Grand Strategy to Certainly Defeat All Enemies, Improve the Economy and feed the Children.
Now what has Obama been “smoking” something for him to say that?
It is that he did not know what hit him.
This article is disturbing for just so many reasons.
I think the most prescient part of the story is that when faced with preparing to defend a pass/fail moment assessment of his Presidency that Obama decided to go to Hoover Dam instead.
Doesn’t that just sum up everything about the man? Golf too much, vacation too much, “Can’t I just eat my waffle?”.
Several of the other threads on this might answer your questions.
Rush was on top of this, today.
obama has lived a life of a steady adoring choir to preach to and the protection of his skirts in the media and political establishment.
i predict he will attempt cheap shots to try to rile Romney in 2nd debate.
he’s got nothng, tho, without his adoring skirts to make it all better.
Even Michelle didn’t look like she thought he won.
When I was in college debate class, I had to prep for a debate the next day that represented one tenth of my final grade. I chose to spend the night before partying with friends in the student commons. The next day, I walked into class wholly unprepared, and when it was time for me to take the podium to deliver opening arguments for the “negative” side of the question, I simply said, “There’s nothing I can say to refute my opponent’s excellent opening remarks regarding the question before us” and then sat down.
Obama should have done the same and saved us all 90 minutes of watching him being bludgeoned like a baby fur seal.
Rodney King wasn’t beaten as badly.
If only I could learn to shuck crawdads like you guys...
I parked myself next to the biggest boy with a full plate down in Biloxi once and watched in amazement.
Do I need to get my teeth filed, or some such?
Definition of KINKY: Watching you husband getting spanked for 90 minutes on network TV on your 20th anniversary.
BIG BIRD YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD !
Actually, all I can think is that if this is the way he prepares for a debate in front of 60 million people - against his worst enemy - what the hell is he saying to our allies and enemies?
Oh. I guess we’ve seen the results of that.
A few too many times.
It’s probably true because he was counting on the spon meisters to convince the viewing public that Obama won. The only problem, the beat down was so large that it could not be spun to an Obama victory.
I blamed the people of Iraq for tolerating such a fool and wasting American lives. Why were we taking care of their problem? why did they not arise and dispose of that loathsome creature?
Who will say that of the United States?
Why didn't we dispose of this despot - this obamanation?
This is the sort of thing that afflicts you when you surround yourself with sycophants and yes-men
“This is the sort of thing that afflicts you when you surround yourself with sycophants and yes-men.”
Or when you’ve been handed everything you’ve ever gotten without having to work a day in your life for it.
Hence why he is called our “affirmative action president.”
Big Bird has flown the democrat coop.
That explains O’s ridiculous smile while Mooch looked like she had just eaten something really nasty ( maybe one of her school lunches?).
The man is delusional. Captain Quigg was more mentally fit for duty
It reminded me of how hard I had to practice before football season in high school. We'd go out there and I'd sweat 10-16 pounds of sweat away in practice, and be dead tired afterward. However, when the season started we were the best-conditioned team in the State and we won the championship.
When you’ve spent as many years as Obama has thinking you’ve pulled the wool over people’s eyes, it’s easy to believe you’ve done it again just by showing up.
Obama is a buffoon.
the grin was too much-inappropriate. I wonder about his mental stability.
Romney should hire his own security. I am serious. He is gonna get the Breitbart ‘solution’. Obama doesn’t lose.
Depends on the supporting cast. Obama is just a prop. It’s possible the “shadow people” may decide this is not the right time to go for broke, and I think they would be right. I don’t like Romney but I hope he can avoid harm.
One word - NARCISSIST!
LOL! He'll probably wake up on November 7th believing he also won the election, even though the results show the opposite.
It must suck to be a super narcissist.
Did “O” actually think that the President of the United States of America should engage a challenger to his office with ‘one liners’?
Is that all he could bring to the debate after four years in office?
“O” is a moron and WAY out of his element!
I did search before posting and nothing came up. It seems a few people hadn’t seen it and posted. No harm no foul.
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