Skip to comments.Can Barack Obama Mount a Credible Debate Comeback?
Posted on 10/16/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by Red Steel
Nervous Democrats reeling from President Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance and seemingly sudden change of fortunes in the polls are being comforted by one thought: when it counts, his supporters say, he always pulls though.
"So far every time, he's done it," said one former Obama administration aide. "He's the cat with the nine lives; at the end of the day the fundamental still favor him."
Obama's Democratic allies are hoping that his next debate performance will undo the damage of his first showing, and that once again, Obama will successfully pull out a last-minute victory.
Obama campaign aides have begun using words like "aggressive" and "passionate" to describe the Obama voters will see in the second presidential debate on Tuesday.
"He didn't meet his own expectations," said Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on CNN's State of the Union, Sunday. "He knew when he walked off that stage, and he also knew as he's watched the tape of that debate, that he's got to be more energetic."
According to Bill Galston, senior fellow of governance at the Brookings Institution and former Clinton administration senior advisor, when Obama is down, his competitive instinct kicks in.
"I can only imagine how an intensely competitive person is receiving the negative reviews his debate performance garnered," Galston said. "I've got to believe there's fire in his belly now to go and turn this around in the second debate."
And as New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd put it in her column following the debate, Obama "performs better when his back is against the wall; he has some subconscious need to put himself in challenging positions."
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The “Won” is the won. Hehee.
No matter what Obama is asked, he will reformat it into a different question....and answer his own question. Listen very carefully.
The state run media knows it made a mistake questioning zero’s performance during the first debate. That will not happen again. He can do no wrong. And when they report tonight that zero won “BigTime”, the polls will shift back to a Zero lead. The American people are to stupid to think for themselves.
Wait and see, it will happen.
He will thrill the obamedia but not the voting public.
Pray for America
I’m more concerned about the extraordinary damage that he will do until he leaves, on January 20, 2013.
I think its worth about 90 cents right now
Shep just mentioned some kind of shakeup regarding Crowley and ‘concerns’ about her in the debate.
It doesn’t matter what Obama does, the media is primed and ready to declare him “The Comeback Kid”. They will not allow him to fail.
Not unless Romney calls him the “n” word during tonights debate.
He accuses Romney of being phony... Obama is the one making changes to his performance.. how phony is that?
0bama is to big government to fail.
Good maybe they can replace Candy at the last minute with Stossell. :)
Without his trusty crutch, "Mr teleprompter", he is a blathering idiot. Someone else put the speech on the screen, and now he will have to deal with the issues without any help. I predict he will make an @$$ of himself again. He has to defend his record of the past four years.
I’ll go the demeanor is going to get ugly. “Stupid” is understood.
I just Googles her and Wiki says that she’s a vegetarian. Good Lord, she must graze in the forest all day and snack on tree limbs.
NO, He can’t. This will be the biggest landslide since Reagan.
“Wiki says that shes a vegetarian.”
She must be eating something else besides the fruits and vegetables. Gallons of ice cream perhaps?
Hoping to see some narcissistic rage tonight. .
The liberal reporters already have their 'Obama Won' articles ready to send, so I'm posting this early: