Skip to comments.Obama's Rope-a-Dope?
Posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:14 AM PDT by jdsteel
President Obama may not be as skilled an orator as he is thought to be by the media, but he is not as inept as he came across in the first debate. I believe he purposefully stumbled. The stammering, the lack of focus, at one point bumping the microphone were in my opinion a carefully constructed act. I believe he is trying to set the stage for a knock-out punch to his opponent in the next debate. From now until then the media will focus on Obama and his need to have a strong showing. If I am right the question is will Romney be prepared?
Obama is just not that smart. He has never before been challenged on a national stage by well-prepared, knowledgeable and capable opponent.
Now, Obama will likely be more comfortable in the "town hall" debate. But he will still face a challenger who is clearly not as listless and uninspiring as John McCain was four years ago.
LOL. What could possibly go wrong?
I think he may prepare better, but claiming this is a rope a dope to showcase his great accomplishments foreign policy while he has been helping the muzzie world burn, rage, pillage, and kill is slightly deranged.
it would seem that some here are slightly under a spell.
A little kool-aid can’t hurt, can it?
Heard a radio talk show host here in knoxville saying that this was all part of the obama plan also....what is wrong with these people.
And he always has been.
The humor and irony will likely last for a month.......
But he DID get it, didn’t he? Look how much money he has made for, and given to, these people. And all he had to do for it was to give a few speeches and tout his blackness.
For four years he has lived like a king inside a prison, watched every minute. He’s ready to go.
I think you’ve nailed it. Bammy’s not worried because he knows the outcome - dirty tricks and criminal action - will give him a second term. Bummer has never run a dirt-free campaign and he’s not about to start.
I truly believe that the ONLY way for Mitt to beat him is for republicans and conservatives to come out in huge numbers to offset the cheating that will occur by the rats.
It's plain that Obama is lost without his teleprompter's help. The only way he'll do well next time is if he's allowed a teleprompter, an ear piece or even que-cards. He is not his own man and needs his controllers to put words in his mouth.
Newt said if he was the nominee, he would have allowed Bathhouse Barry to use TOTUS...just to make it fair.
No, Obama is just that bad.
I’d be willing to bet that there will be a “crisis” soon that will preclude any more debates.
But, but, he killed Osama, remember?
But, but, he knows how to spell Syracuse now...:))
He brought his best game to the debate and came off like the buzzed stoner he truly is.
Viewing goes down for next debate.
Plus, his foreign policy record is WORSE.
Biden will get destroyed as well.
There’s no conspiracy or plan here; there’s massive incompetence.
Even the MSM can’t put Obama Dumpy back together again.
He’s playing Sonny Liston to Romney’s Cassius Clay.
Nothing like leaning int a right cross. Spoils your whole day.
If so, it’s a very ill-advised strategy since Obama had momentum and the last thing he needed was to not only give up his momentum but also appear weak and make himself the subject of mockery. Romney’s dominance will likely garner him a much needed bump in the polls, as well as a sizable spike in campaign donations.
In the end, my guess is that Romney is simply a better debater and on top of that this is the first time that Obama has had to defend his record in a debate. Before, he was virtually a blank slate and thus could easily go on the offensive while making lofty promises about all the things he could do if elected.
Obama is like the backup quarterback who all the fans were clamoring for but now that he’s had his shot he no longer looks near as good as he did while standing on the sideline. He’s thrown incompletion after incompletion. And yet with much help from the referees, he still managed to on the verge of scoring the winning touchdown when instead Romney finally broke through the big guys up front protecting Obama (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC — who also double as the aforementioned referees) and sacked him for a huge loss.
Can the big guys regroup in time to carry Obama across the goal line once again? We’ll see. But things just got a whole lot harder for them and their guy.
Put down the crack pipe and step away from the keyboard.
Why on earth would you strain to come up with some fantasy reason why last night was not exactly what it appeared to be, i.e. a man of real accomplishment schooling an affirmative action puppet?
A rope a dope strategy does not involve taking solid blows to the face to fluff up your opponent's confidence. Would you coach a football team to allow the opposition to easily score a couple touchdowns, so that they will be over confident? No.
The truth is that Obama is that bad. He is lazy, arrogant, and unintelligent. He has had HIS ego fluffed up his entire life, HE is the one that was overconfident
Outcome? The entire country watched while Romney ate his lunch. What is he going to throw out on foreign policy, "The SEALS got Bin Laden"? He can only say that once without sounding like a 5-year-old, and knowing Obama, he will first say it within the first 20 seconds.
The over-whelming majority of Americans, freepers included, never have the chance to see this type of individual in action. Last night they got a glimpse of what this type of person can do and why they are so valuable.
...In 2007 Obama was an idiot.
In 2008 Obama was an idiot.
In 2009 Obama was an idiot.
In 2010 Obama was an idiot.
In 2011 Obama was an idiot.
In 2012 Obama still is an idiot.
Between affirmative action, an IQ I’m guessing is below 110, and his HIV cocktail of meds, I agree with your assessment.
But, I realized it can all be summed up easily:
There is a major difference between “oratory” (at which Obama “is” excellent), and “debate”, where Romney is superior. The latter requires the ability to marshall facts,”think fast on your feet”, and not “lose your cool” under attack. Qualities Obaama lacks.
That is a great comment.
Isn’t it also possible that Obama was completely unnerved by Romney’s performance?
Of course, this just means Obama will sharpen his argument for the next debates, that’s all. Doesn’t matter now anyway, In my opinion, first impressions are the most important. There was a lot of hype and lot of expectation for this debate, there won’t be for the next two.
Damage is done. Obama is toast.
That about sums it up.
You may be the only one.
Rope-a-dope is usually to set up and is followed with a blitz. Nobama just tried to rely on “cool”, except cool does not trump substance, ‘cept in da hood.
I think Obama really is that inept without a teleprompter. He doesn’t dare let the real Obama loose in public. Hence his uncertainty.
On your side, though, Obama has lowered the bar significantly for the next debate. If he performs better the Democrats will call it for him.
Actually barry cannot really do any better. The press has sheltered him and it was obvious yesterday. When was the last time he was challenged. Going on the view and letterman just doesnt cut it. Eye candy for sure
And dont forget the Gulf Oil Leak he fixed...
Dennis Miller said nobama must have thought he had a belt-buckle teleprompter.
Absolutely. He is lost without the teleprompter.
you know I think the poster as well as many of us are stunned and cannot believe what happened last night. It was so fine to see O exposed , something I was afraid would never happen.
It is hard to believe that the army of protectors will allow this to happen and it makes me fear what they will do to resurrect this lame dunce, this mean, small malevolent man.
I feel tons better this morning!
Obama is an empty suit. We had to rely of Valeri Jerrett to tell us he is the smartest person who has ever been president. Smart people do have to have surrogates go out convince others he is as smart as they want us to believe. He has spent almost 2 years campaigning for reelection so he can pretend to govern. 104 excursions to the golf courses. Hoops, parties, vacations,...he has not governed. He has preteneded.
I'm fairly bright and proud of my achievements but I was almost always impressed with the way these guys played way above the rim. I used to sit back, keep quiet, listen, watch and learn.
That said, the better I got to know a few of these guys the more I realized that everybody is an expendable tool. The adoption of this attitude is a necessary evil of any complex, results oriented, large organization in business, the military or politics.
well in this case its helping us!
because Obama cant do ANYTHING to fix the mess that was last night for TWO WEEKS!
and for that entire 2 weeks people in critical swing states are voting... for ROMNEY!
Thanks to you both for insightful comments. It’s starting to feel a little better after four years in the dark forrest but I want to make sure the light ahead is Grandmothers house and not a cave where the big bad wolf is hanging out.
Turns out maybe he really needed those brain cells that have gone missing from TAKING dope. I doubt if he was trying to fail and succeeded at that.