Skip to comments.Obama 'believed he had BEATEN Romney' in Denver debate - after ignoring advice
Posted on 10/09/2012 1:58:02 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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.
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. 'He kept breaking off whenever he got the opportunity and never really focused on the event. 'He went into the debate armed with a number of one-liners to throw at Romney, including at least two about Romney not caring about 47 per cent of the country. But he decided not to use them.'
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Narcissists never can accept their failures.
He is so used to just dialing it in. He’s an affirmative action president - no need to do real work, just look CONfident and you get a pass.
He actually believes he’s as brilliant as his sycophantic sheeperals say he is.
I think this is just more blarney to explain away the dismal performance. He is who he was at the debate.
Channeling his inner mahdi?
My own personal theory was that he was on drugs, and I don’t mean prescriptions................
That he was in withdrawal...............
Poor delusional Barry... doin’ them drugs will do it to ya!
Sure, makes sense.
His whole life is an Affirmative Action saga. Someone was always there to turn his C into an A and say “good job!” when in reality he had made a total fustercluck of things.
You don’t just suddenly break out of that in middle age.
I can believe he believed it. Narcissists over value their own performance, sometimes to extremes. The classic narcissistic respone is to do something ordinary but see it as special because he is the one doing it.
A narcissist also can't accept advice, because that would mean admitting that someone knew more than he did. That's why the Liberal Messiah could not, and likely still can't, accept anyone's advice. He believes He's always a success and that everyone loves Him.
Then I think he’s gonna be shocked on November 6.
Has anyone ever figured out what in the hell does a land grant college have to do with the economy?
"My god, I *am* naked!"
Again - this is a distraction trying to infer obama could have whopped ass but just didn’t want to dirty his bands. Baloney. It wasn’t that obama was so awful so much as romney was energized and firing on all cyclinders. Obama didn’t just have a bad night (which is fixable). Obama said the same crap he always says. So the story is not about obama - it is about romney
He may be suicidal on November 6; alternatively, he may be the world's most dangerous man on that date, out to exact revenge on the U.S. public for denying him his "birthright" of power over us.
Still, either of those would be better than another 4 years under Bathhouse Barry (no pun intended), since I believe that he will completely run the U.S. into the ground by then (whether on purpose or through sheer incompetence).
“the central problem was that the President was so disdainful of Romney that he didn’t believe he needed to engage with him.
For which we will all be eternally grateful. :)
Yep. Can't focus, doesn't want to do hard work. His mind easily wanders. He daydreams and doodles instead of focusing on the task at hand. He's a classic slacker who is too lazy to pay attention.
“Narcissists never can accept their failures.”
You’re right, it was inconceivable to him that he could ever lose anything. He’s had everything handed to him all his life. He thinks himself so grand that anything he wants is his. The Harvard education, the Illinois Senate, the U.S. Senate and even the presidency, handed to him, he didn’t earn or deserve any of it.
He is the undisputed King of all Narcissists.
I remember the debates of ‘08, Obama wasn’t that bad, it may be debatable whether or not he out debated McCain but he definitely did better in ‘08 than in ‘12 and we may be certain that he will approach the next debate with a different persona.
He flew to Las vegas on our plane, burned our fuel to get there to prepare and then he didn’t prepare?
What did he do while he was there?
In the history of the United States no President has traveled as much as this character. Electing Mitt Romney will save us millions in fuel costs.
Then I think hes gonna be shocked on November 6.
I think he likely will become suicidal and will need some serious professional attention.
I will be glad to loan him some rope, just make sure I get it back. I also have some corrugated hose for his tailpipe,
I want that back too.
“Has anyone ever figured out what in the hell does a land grant college have to do with the economy?”
Exceed the performance of Ivy leagues?
The question is why the Daily Mail would publish this. It's counter-spin of a very peculiar sort, and I do not see the benefit, but I know what I saw in their facial expressions and body language.
Obama is such an egotist he believes his own propaganda. At least Clinton knew damn well he was lying.
I agree with you. During the debate my husband commented that he had never seen a black man blush due to mounting anger. Obama was blushing with anger. All that was missing was steam coming from those rather large ears!
Wait.... you mean it wasn’t the altitude??
Obama was out of his league and he knew it. The recognition of his own failure was easy to see on his face during the entire debate. He knew he couldn’t defend his miserable record, not against a man with the facts and one not afraid to use them.
The Obama’s know it’s over, they just don’t want to admit it. I look FORWARD to their Day of Tears, when that filthy tribe is forced to leave our White House for the final time.
He’s delusional. He thinks putting the Muslim Brotherhood in power and putting jihadists on Afghanistan bases is a winning strategy, too.
Liberals never measure what damage their ideology has done and adjust accordingly. Multiculturalism’s revision of leftist history is not all it’s cracked up to be. All they have is the cult of personality, slogans and destruction.
>>The question is why the Daily Mail would publish this. It’s counter-spin of a very peculiar sort, and I do not see the benefit, but I know what I saw in their facial expressions and body language. <<
The Daily Mail is a conservative paper; or at least they post a LOT of conservative articles.