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.
Wow! Hard to describe the arrogance. If you want to see a performance watch Obama get into “character” in the tape released Monday on Hannity - the Tucker Carlson “find”.
Yeah, same here. That was one of many wildly flailing attempts by Obama to grab a lifeline. It reeked of desperation.
The exact same thing will happen in the next two debates.
The reason? Romney is the real deal. He looked like a college professor schooling a freshman last night and it’s not too hard when the student is an empty shell. Most forget that Hillary Clinton won all the debates with Obamagabe, and my 7 year old granddaughter could have beaten Juan McAmnesty. The Kenyan was exposed for being the fake and fraud that he is and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the last two debates are not cancelled. The attack on Syria will probably commence the morning of the second debate and it’s called off because he’s got to be “commander in chief”. What a joke. But put nothing past these Marxist lunatics that will do anything to hold on to power.
Romney proved in this first debate that no matter how much Obamugabe tries to “up his game” in the next and the last, Romney will deal with him. without a record of achievement, “Upping his game”can only mean attacking Romney personally and lying louder and faster while not looking down or smirking.
Yeah, OZero will be tougher. Instead of wearing Michelle’s panties he’ll have on a pair of big boy undies instead? Please!
Romney will also be tougher because this can only increase his already well-balanced confidence.
If we can keep voting legal, should be a nice Electoral landslide for Mitt. How nice to have a president again because I’ve missed having that in America the last 4 yrs.
Obama will throw a “fag fit” next time, and look even worse.
It’s pretty much a given that Obama will be tougher next time.
How could he give a weaker performance?
Exactly. Obozo can’t get aggressive on policy, because his foreign policy is a disaster. He’s going to hit below the belt and call that being “aggressive”.
Obama, “Alright, we’ll call it a draw.”
Obama: Give me four more years. Why? Because Bill Clinton had a great economy in the 1990s.
Any Republican with a lame argument like that would be ridiculed mercilessly by the MSM. And rightly so.
OMG? His highness kicking a door? Holy cow....where’d you find that and what did he have his panties in a wad all about that time?
I read a while back that as a child in Indonesia his step-dad and mom were rich enough to employ house servants (so much for Michelle’s claim they understand hardship). One former servant who was gracious/brave enough to give an interview stated that Obama got angry when he didn’t follow an “order” correctly and at 9 yrs. old Obama punched him TWICE in the chest for his failure to “obey”. Wow...I see that childish temper is stil well, rooted.
Will Michelle Obama lecture the seriously overweight Ms. Crowley about not eating enough fruits and vegetables?
Will Ms. Crowley lecture Mitt Romney about hunger in America?
Bring it. So many people need to go to prison for the things they have done, I’m ready for a Caesar...any Caesar. I don’t care anymore. Really.
He won't be able to escape the public scorn seeping through the cocoon they keep him in and it will work on him like dripping acid. Speaking of dripping acid, there's the Mooch; she's gonna be all over his butt. She even started before he got off the stage.
His state of mind when he has to step out on the stage again with Romney will be very tenuous. He will have tried to rebuild the mythic bubble around his ego by latching onto every lame excuse proffered but deep inside he'll know that he's not up to the task. We may see something spectacular in the next debate.
It’s fake, I think it was used on “The Tonight Show”.
That’s right, Obama camp, keep fooling yourself that it was a communications gap that caused last night’s debate performance.
It was a competency gap. Nothing can overcome such a huge competency gap.
Dare I say (as a woman) that Romney actually came across not only as brilliant and confident...but rather sexy? Lucky Mrs.....
I’m really surprised that, with today’s technology, 0bama didn’t have a micro-bug planted in his inner ear giving him rescue prompts.
Americans are economically stupid. I have pointed out that all of Clintons economy was actually the results of Ronaldus Magnus’s economic policies. The trickle down took longer to be effective and was starting to show during Bush 1s last year before Clinton took office. But the media lied and lied and lied. People also forget that Reagans and Bush 1 had given incentives for small businesses to start and R&D so that is how the tech industry boomed. Clinton was in the right place at the right time and was trying to ruin the upturn, but then the 94 104th Congress took over and put Clinton in Check. So in the end it is Newts and Ronnies economy. Not Cigarus Moranus!
It’s a SNL skit.
The actor who did it is DEAD.
[Later on Mr. Axelrod stepped out in his full-length overcoat to go flash little girls at the playground.]
Ooops, I misremembered it as SNL. Thanks.
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.”
Yes, Mitt was as serious about overthrowing a tyrant, and restoring freedom as we were at Normandy.
Performance means just what it says. You state a goal, and achieve it. Thereby
Mitts into real life performance, and accountability.
You/your stooge is into theater performance. Feels good, but doesn’t really help real life.