Skip to comments.Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss
Posted on 10/07/2012 4:21:56 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
From CBS's "This Morning":
Norah O'Donnell: "Some Democrats say [Obama's] campaign needs a wake-up call. Bill Plante is here with that part of the story. Bill, you've been talking to your sources; what are they saying?
Correspondent Bill Plante: "Well Norah, they're simply upset and really outraged. They blame the President's team, first of all, for not preparing him to meet the challenge of an aggressive Mitt Romney. They say that nobody in the room challenged him, including the guy that he was debating with, John Kerry, because, as they say, he wants to be Secretary of State so he's not going to get in the President's face. And Presidents are used to deference; they're not used to people challenging them like that. So they think that the debate prep was terrible, but they also fault the President himself for not understanding that Romney was going to be more aggressive."
The 2012 Obama campaign continues to be a stark contrast from their 2008 effort. In 2008, then Senator Obama used youthful ebullience, soaring rhetoric, and a precise campaign infrastructure to capture the hearts and minds of the American people. In 2012, the President seems increasingly lethargic and quick to make excuses for missteps on the campaign trail.
What once was "Hope and Change" is now "Mope and Blame," and this time it's John Kerry under the President's bus.
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Would that be the John Kerry that served in Viet Nam?
Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss” your getting close by blaming a loser...
Kerry will probably get another Purple Heart for this.
Clearly Obama was affirmaive-actioned all the way through college and public service jobs...right up to the presidency. He is not competent.
The only question now is...can the media distort Romney’s record enough to squeeze Obama in? The One is a total media confection.
The emperor has no clothes.
So “Team Obama” picks a moron to be the debate-prep partner and when that fails they blame the moron?
"The Won" became "The Lost" last Wednesday.
This is silly. For all his flaws, Kerry was probably a good debate coach. He knows Romney well. Also, Kerry got quite aggressive in the 2004 debates, and his approach was effective. Most likely what Kerry was trying to convey did not penetrate through Obama’s narcissistic ego fortress.
If Mitt had walked up to Obama and accused him of being a socialist or demanded proof of eligibility; if he had demanded an explanation of Obama's relationship with Wright and Ayres or release of college transcripts, then, yes, that would have certainly been aggressive.
As it is, all Mitt did was defend his own record and positions against leftist distortions. Since when is it considered aggressive to defend yourself?
Romney was barely assertive but Obama is so thin-skinned even this was a shock to his system.
“This is silly. For all his flaws, Kerry was probably a good debate coach. He knows Romney well.”
SOMEONE has to take the blame for the messiah, even if it takes almost a week to assign it, as well as “Team Obama” had to manipulate employment statistics to adjust for the damage.
FU, Hussein Heads, and your god with clay feet, too!
Maybe Kerry’s debatubg approach was wrong. I understand he coached Obama in French.
Maybe Kerry’s teaching technique was wrong. I understand he coached Obama in French.
Kerry cannot articulate a conservative position. NOBODY in the 0bama camp believes American values and Capitalism, so they cannot simulate the attcks. They need to hire Newt as a debate prep. (Newt might do it if he is allowed to have the video for a pay per view! I'd love to see that.)
How many excuses are the liberals going to make for Obama in the debate?
It was the altitude in Denver, Obama not used to debating, the real Romney didn’t show up, Romney threw out so many falsehoods that Obama couldn’t keep up with them all, Obama doesn’t watch MSNBC to get talking points, Jim Lehrer didn’t moderate the debate properly, so it was unfair to Obama, and now John Kerry didn’t prepare him for the debate properly.
So many excuses have been made for Obama, that it’s laughable. But since Obama can’t be held accountable for anything, the liberals are pushing the narrative that the debate was unfair and Obama wasn’t prepared properly.
Sounds like two of the smartest men in the world are dumbfu##s.
John Kerry “reported for doody” as he was asked. So, I wonder who is preparing the Gaffe-o-matic?
He’s never been challenged.
During the McCain/Obama debates, McCain clearly won, but the moderators and the media covered for him.
Mitt was not aggressive. He was confident and competent. Aggressive? Not hardly.
If Obama thinks Mitt showed aggression, he’s out of his league in the foreign sphere. No wonder things are a mess.
Maybe they should get Pee Wee Herman for the next one!
Nobody cares whose ‘fault’ it was. It was obama and no one BUT obama on that stage.
Well, heck! Obviously the debate was unfair. They didn’t let Obama use his TelePrompTer.
“So many excuses have been made for Obama, that its laughable.”
I’d laugh, but we have men being killed in Afghan, the foreign non-policy is a disaster, the phoney jobs numbers and the economic mess which will culminate in the reporting of the worst corporate earnings season since this mess started, keep me sober.
It’s infuriating to see the Man/Child posturing to the stupid people while this country spins out-of-control.
next excuse “my goldfish died”
(george bush killed the goldfish btw)
The lengths to which the MSMObamaPac will go to in order to protect Obama from any blame is mind boggling. Utterly mind boggling...They protect a man from all question or blame because he is black, or half-black...if I were a black man in this country I would be sorely ashamed.
Looks like Kerry is going to get that fourth Purple Heart.
I guess Obama was for Kerry, before he was against him
“And Presidents are used to deference; they’re not used to people challenging them like that.”
I’m sure that Dick Cheney NEVER challenged either Bush. Rumsfeld never challenged either Ford or Bush.
A good president chooses competent advisers with integrity and backbone.
A narcissistic president chooses sycophants.
There’s a difference between being prepared - willing to recite your beliefs, and being aggressive.
If you look a man in the eye (something Obama can’t do) and cite your beliefs and plans and reasons why you disagree, and you do this with a smile on your face, and you do it with conviction, it is not “agressive”...it’s called honest.
I would like to see a montage of the excuses.
I would, too. But that would require forays and sorties into deep enemy territory (MSNBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, et al).....at my age, exposure to extreme illogical ideology and insane people might send me over the edge of rage.
Who does Team Obama think they are persuading with this litany of 4th grade excuses for the US President, for Pete’s sake? They sound like they are speaking to their delusional base, rather than the undecideds whom they need to persuade.
At this point in history, so many people have worked or gone to school with affirmative action candidates who are coddled and held to a much lower standard of behavior and performance. Lets say you’ve been negatively affected by this in your own life. Now you are paying $4/gallon gas, $50 every time you buy a few things at the grocery store, and watching America’s solvency and strength dissolve because this administration doesn’t know what it is doing.
The Ambassador’s dead body was dragged thru the streets because the State Dept. is too naive and incompetent to provide security. If you are even remotely on the fence, a group that excludes entrenched parasites and immature kids, how do you say, “Yes, I reject the idea of hiring two successful, stable adults. I want 4 more of Team Obama/Biden whining that you can’t hold affirmative action hires to the same standards as other Presidents?”
Does it ever end? (hehe)
ha ha ha ha ha.
That is harsh!
I thought according to Obama everything is George Bush’s fault? Still you can’t top Al Gore’s explanation of the altitude... though from watching the debate Denver might not have been the only thing to be a mile high.
You are precisely correct. The left is a ‘drive-by’ group - they shout out some insane factoid and off they go. They are not prepared to be challenged in real debate. None of them. It is the modus operandi of left-wing mouthpieces, and we see it all the time on any news show that features some semblance of debate - the leftie shouts out some opinion or unsupported factoid and keeps shouting over everybody else in the conversation. That is why it is fun for me to watch somebody like Artur Davis, because he has the experience to go up against leftie commentators.
A sure sign of fearing a DICTATOR!
0h0m0 is a dictator who leads from HIS behind.
I numbered them so I could see just how many excuses there were. I also added the last one as those are currently being touted in DUmmieLand.
I hope they just keep on playing the blame game and Obama stays just as he was for the next two debates!
But really, what else would anyone expect with John French Kerry doing the debate prep? His forte is finding rich women for marrying.
Bill Maher comment, "Obama looked like he took my million dollars and spent it all on weed".
Did you ever think you'd agree with Bill Maher? LOL
After the debate last week, John Kerry walked into a bar - the bartender walked over to him and said “John...why the long face?”.....
Obama picks losers,for everything.
(Of course it could be that he’s surrounded by them.)
There is much truth in your statement. Liberals are so caught up
in what they imagine conservatism to be that they really fail to
understand reality. I have an old friend who teaches high school
AP history. He and his wife live like conservatives but vote like libs.
He brags that he is so objective that students don’t know if he is
a Rep or a Dem. I asked him about his class resources for the
conservative POV and he actually mentioned the LA Times, News-
week, Time, etc. I told him it would take about a minute for an
adult garden variety conservative to poke a hole in his “objectiv-
But, but we’ve been told that his IQ is off the charts, that he’s an excellent debater and gives a speech like no one else, blah, blah, blah. Why would he even consider a debate coach when he’s so perfect (/sarc)?
“HIS behind”...LOL! Maybe jarrett’s or moochie’s?
It is like trying to explain how cutting taxes INCREASES revenues to the government. it happens only every time it is tried. Starting with JFK, who I love to bring up to the libs.
Their beliefs are like religion. They know it to be true despite no empirical evidence to support their beliefs.
Don't insult the president. Yes, his IQ is off the charts. 0b0z0's IQ is unique to the "human" race. It's negative, therefore, it's off the charts.
HIS behind...LOL! Maybe jarretts or moochies?
Apparently, they are straight. If 0h0m0 leads from the Wookie's behind, BIG, hugh and series "accomplishments could be achieved. We probably would have been beyond Marxism and Communism, exploring new horizons of slaughtering the USA, their archenemy!
You just know Obama is going to overreach and overcompensate in the next debate. He won’t be able to help himself. Romney should practice facial expressions of embarrassment and allow Obama plenty of rope.
What did they expect from a low C student.
Romney should practice facial expressions of embarrassment and allow Obama plenty of rope.
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And, get the following words down pat, with the exact pitch and exasperation for effect...
“Here We Go Again”!
Rolling eyes would be good, but perceived to be RACIST, along the same line as “Good Morning, How are You, etc etc etc”