Skip to comments.Sam Donaldson: 'If Obama Comes to the Next Two Debates With the Same Demeanor He's Losing'
Posted on 10/07/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
Sam Donaldson had some harsh words this weekend for President Obama's performance at Wednesday's debate.
Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the former ABC White House correspondent said, "If he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, hes losing" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Sam Donaldson: 'If Obama Comes to the Next Two Debates With the Same Demeanor He's Losing'
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Sam, huge impact of that debate Wednesday night?
SAM DONALDSON: Big. Think John Kennedy in 1960, think Ronald Reagan in 1980. It's possibly that big because the president seemed to be on a glide path toward re-election, and all of a sudden here comes the raging bull, Mitt Romney, out of the dock, and the toreador runs for the safety exits instead of counterpunching, instead of getting him hard. What happened to Barack Obama? I'm not certain. I don't know. But I know this: if he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, hes losing.
He’s losing no matter what, Sam.
Sam’s still alive?
He may be alive but not the hair.
No problem. He can just lose the demeanor.
What demeanor should he replace it with? Or maybe he can beat Romney with no demeanor.
“I’m demeanor, Romney’s demeanist.”
“raging bull, Mitt Romney”
Really Sam, really??
I have had a theory about Obama for a couple of months now. Wait... gotta straighten out that tinfoil hat.
Anyway, my theory seemed even more plausible (to me) after the first debate.
I think that it is possible that OB does not want to win. I’m not going to explain it right now, but let’s just watch and see if maybe I’m right.
Really Sam? Wow, you’re really willing to lay it out there aren’t you...
Bambi’s demeanor may change but it won’t change the result of the debate.
Obama asking for another 4 years is like me, a businessman, trying to renew a 4 year contract with a customer who has been badly burned by an agreement with my company. He never recouped any of his investment and in fact lost a ton of $$ trying to successfully execute the contract. So I say..... “Ah, well, uh, you’ve lost, uh, a lot of $$ during the initial term of the,uh contract, but, but, I swear if you renew for another, uh, four years say, you’ll make all that back and more! Why? Because I, uh, said so.”
Yeah right. Debate over.
I have had the same gut feeling, but unlike you, don't have a reason for it.
The posture of these two is interesting to me. He (Michelle) appears to be seething, and she (Barry) appears to be in auto-babble mode.
I recall when watching the debate that I could hardly follow Barry's line of thought, he was not cohesive at all.
Raging Bull - Romney
Rowdy Rowdy Piper - Bob Dole
The Undertaker - Gerald Ford
WHAT PLANET ARE THEY LIVING ON......??
Isn’t the second ‘99 debate between GW and AlGore the one where AlGore tried being more “forceful” by walking right up to Bush at the beginning handshake and getting in his face? I remember how phony it looked. I also remember GW’s somewhat amused reaction to it.
Maybe Obama will try some similar phony tactic.
Mitt....the Vanilla Thrilla!
Romney will be set up to lose because of the townhall agenda with moderators spiking Romney and promoting Obama..
The audience will be chosen carefully and trained...
and choreographed with the moderators.. probably rehearsals going on as we speak..
Obama will obliterate Romney.. Romney will able to do nothing about it..
And when republicans cry foul.. the democrats will claim “sour grapes”..
The republicans can dish it out but can’t “take it”..
Its so obvious like a B-movie.. Republicans agreed to this agenda.. KNOWING outcome..
Their man will get a colonoscopy.. and prostate exam..
Obama will not have a hair of his hear disheveled...
OR one of his outrageous lies challenged.. AS A LIE...
Only question in my mind is.. is Romney in on it..
Is it a choreographed “DIVE”... Which is of course it is..
Nothing happens accidentally in Washington D.C.
The Lame Stream Media will attempt to drag Barry’s sorry ass over the line by hook or by crook.
Obama’s problem is not the performance in his last debate, it’s his last 4 years.
Psst,Sam...it ain’t the demeanor.It’s the substance.You’re guy always has been,and always will be,an empty suit.Unaware of that in ‘08 the voters have come to realize it in the last 3.75 years.
I read, I think it was on this website, that O’bummer just bought a multi-million dollar estate in Hawaii. Maybe that’s where he really wants to be, -sitting under a palm tree smoking Hawaiin weed.
As Chris Mathews said; ‘Here I spent $1 million dollars on O’bummer’s campaign and he spent it all on grass ####!
Oh well, I hope Romney gives him hell two more times. Can’t wait for the Ryan/Bidden debate, -we got to have a twosome going on here, which should be easy, -Ryan vs. a brain full of pea soup.
Brit said today he wasn’t sure why people thought Obama wasn’t there, that this is the same Obama he’s seen for years.
The debates are the same every election season.
Rather then seeing them as a massive trap Conservatives should look for it as a test. Does Romney have what it takes to be President?
Showing up at all three debates is one of the tests.
“What about Dingwell-Norwood?”
How long in advance did everyone know that the debate would take place on the anniversary of the arranged marriage between fruity Obama and the young Miss Robinson? Obama, having no record to run on except utter devastation to millions of Americans, thinks that Romney will be easy on him and spends his prep time fellating Reggie Love instead of thinking up Lightbringer pap to spew.
Sam Donaldson, this is Obama's results not Bush's. What's Obama going to say - we're all wrong? - or - its just a dream?
If Mitt Romney wins, Sam Donaldson’s toupee will burst into flame.
That would make a good line for Romney in the next debate!
And Romney is off to the side having a good ol' time, isn't he? LOL.
Psst...Sam, it doesn’t matter if he WINS the next two
debates, he is going out on his ass.
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With that sly grin on his face it’s almost like he sees them from the angle of the camera there.
that is not the reason he did so poorly...
I just love that picture. Romney photo bombing Michelle and Obama. See the smirk on Romney’s face?
Look at Michelle, she’s channeling her inner Medusa while looking like a Harpy.
I have no doubt you are correct.
The MSM will be trumpeting it as a triumphant recovery and that Romney once again is left with no chance to win.
We can only hope the American people ignore the spin and hand the worst President in the history of our country his walking papers.
His rug is probably mohair. He raises mohair goats, and I think with a govt subsidy.
“Who is the coolest guy
That is what am
Fast talkin’, slow walkin’
Good lookin’ Mohair Sam”
It appears Moochel is wearing his pair and is a little uncomfortable trying to carry his for him....
Barry on the other hand is saying...good swap!...Now watch what my finger can do...
I read a pretty interesting article by Byron York today that went over O’s “work” history.
To summarize..got bored easily, impatient with his ideas not being implemented quickly, always wanted a higher office...and didn’t stay on a job or political position more than 4-5 years.
Looks like his time line may have maxed out. I don’t think he wants the job any longer either.
Watch the following youtube wherein Gore comes up behind a speaking Bush, Bush nods with a bemused look
If they separate, who will get the house? Would that mean double security?
Its not the softball qustions Obama gets vs. The zingers Romney will. It all matters on how Romney reacts to Obama’s softball answers and nails him to the wall for his lies. Judging on how Romney fared well in the first debate, i’m sure he’ll do fine kicking some tail!
Don’t recall journalists being worried about McCain’s first debate performance. I thought he thought they were his friend.
You know his posture just appears really weak. Even the position of his feet signal weakness.
There is just no doubt whatsoever as to who wears the testicles in that family.
I am sure you have heard the saying ‘If looks could kill’