Skip to comments.Obama camp promises tougher response to Romney in next debate
Posted on 10/04/2012 8:06:51 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
Reeling from a debate performance where President Obama often seemed listless and subdued relative to his Republican opponent, the Obama campaign's top strategist said Thursday they would more aggressively challenge Mitt Romney on alleged inconsistencies in his policies.
"You know, you can't tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore your history and ignore your statements," Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Thursday on MSNBC. "You can't square the circle, and Gov. Romney is going to be held accountable for that."
Axelrod went on to accuse Romney of playing "a shell game" at the debate and said the Republican nominee deserved "an 'F' for being honest with the American people."
In an earlier interview on NBC's "Today Show," Axelrod added that the president was "looking very much forward" to his next chance to debate Romney on Oct. 16.
"I know this, he will come, he will make an honest argument with the American people about how to rebuild the economy and the middle class and he'll hold Gov. Romney to account for these big gaps in the truth we saw last night," Axelrod said.
But Obama's longtime political strategist did seem to concede that the president had been bested, at least on style, in Wednesday night's pivotal showdown with his Republican challenger.
"I joked that Mitt Romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion in Normandy and you saw last night," Axelrod said. "I expected a strong performance, got a strong performance, but that's what it was a performance."
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"You know, you can't tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore your history and ignore your statements,"
Axelrod and Obama tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore history.
"You can't square the circle, and President Obama
Gov. Romney is going to be held accountable for that."
Obama and Axelrod lie and are worried they will be held accountable.
Romney of playing "a shell game" at the debate"
Axelrod and Obama were playing "a shell game" at the debate
Republican nominee deserved "an 'F' for being honest with the American people."
Obama deserves "an 'F'
I was blown away when I saw Obama trying to defend himself with Clinton’s economy. That should be used in Romney ads.
Ok, Axy. They still wont have teleprompters on-stage.
The “Magic Negro” has lost his mojo.
Good luck with that Barry...the next debate is foreign policy I believe.
You’re gonna get gutted even worse.
He’s going to make foreign policy his bailiwick??
Well he better get cracking with the bombing in Damascus then
I know it was pathetic
Exactly. Alinsky to the bitter end. Projection, Ridicule, blah blah blah. Axelrod is scum of the earth.
Clinton claiming credit for “his” economy is like a surfer claiming credit for “his” wave.
“”You know, you can’t tell the American people up is down and down is up and ignore your history and ignore your statements,” Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Thursday on MSNBC. “
axelrod spelling out why obama got his ass kicked last night...
The one thing Obama can do to prepare for the foreign policy debate is to dismiss Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. That would show that he was trying to improve in this area.
It’s so interesting because their PROJECTION tells everyone the EXACT truth of what they are doing.
Very helpful indeed.
I can smell the flop sweat and desperation from here.
What a beat down that was last night! After that weak effort, Bozo sulked off the stage like a Wimp with a Limp!!
I would love that. Obama would immediately lose 25% of his supporters who believe Hillary can do no wrong.
With Candy Crowley and a stacked “town hall” format-
Obama will do very well.
No skills, knowledge or ability needed, except the ability to lie.
Clinton’s economy wasn’t even Clinton’s.
Romney will make a minor gaffe.
The MSM will pound it 24-7 for several weeks.
Obama will say something clever and well rehearsed.
The MSM will pound it 24-7 for several weeks.
You...You...You just wait til next time man!!!
Obama is toast, here is why:
-His task is to defend socialist and divisive policies without appearing either socialist or divisive.
-His task is to defend failing policies that have poor results, without a doubt poor results. Obama has to say, “Trust me - more of the same will yield good results, not the bad results we have achieved so far.” - That dog wont hunt.
No matter how smart he is, these points are indefensible.