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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When Obama said he created 5 million jobs say Yes 5 million jobs created in China , zero in the U.S.A
Also when Obama talks about Romney's 5 trillion $ tax cut sayYou're confused, that's the federal debt that you burdened Americans with which is greater than all 11 previous presidents combined. but you say Bush put you in the hole, no its you who put America in a crater
Help me get these lines to Romney campaign.
Hope is not a strategy.
The guy is a cornered animal. We must not get cocky here and anticipate any moves he will make. Remember, a cornered animal is a most dangerous one. However, if we win this debate, I think it is almost over.
Policy before Pigment. I have no guilt.
Battle of the Bulge ? or Gotterdammerung 1945 ?
Is that based on how his State Senate opponents disappeared off the ballot or on how the Chicago Machine slimed his Republican opponent out of the race in the U.S. Senate bid?
Of course he will with your help ABC and the help of ...NYT’s, MSNBC,NBC,CBS, CNN,Big Bird, Supreme Court, Politico, Alexrod,Rice,Clinton,Gibbs,etc.............
I don’t know.
What brilliant, shining, wonderous lie is he going to knock my socks of with?
Yep, Tomorrow morning will be Obama, the comeback kid. It won’t be true though. America is onto him.
Are these people even capable of telling the truth?? There were frequent reports that immediately after the debate Obama thought he had won.
NO, so far he has NEVER DONE IT (pulled it out of the fire) If anything the honest person can only say the MEDIA has DECLARED he has done it.
The left may as well get used to 8 years of Romney and if God is resotring us 8 more of Ryan.
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Not without a Rabbi and a live chicken!!
“The comeback meme has already started. The media’s goal for tonightcreate an illusion of a momentum switch.”
It’ll be more of a hussein cheerleading rally than the last debate. The leftist that is moderating it has as much said that she won’t follow the debate rules, and hussein will have rehearsed axelrod’s lines better this time.
...and as per everyone’s predictions, they’ve set up the Comeback Kid storyline.
Hopefully the high expectations they’re putting on him will backfire. Harder to meet high expectations than low ones.
I hope Romney absolutely slits Obama’s throat tonight. If he does so it’ll put a huge dent in Dem morale. They’re putting an awful lot of hope and energy into this debate, and they haven’t shown any attempts to set up contingency spin in case of an Obama failure.
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I predict he is going to trip up big time, tonight. He’s going to say something glaringly stupid and/or his demeanor is going to be very ugly.
It’s a rematch of the RoadRunner and Wiley Coyote ,, another
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The expectations are so low for Barry that if he just doesn’t fall down and drool on himself they will declare him the winner. Candy Crowley’s job is to help him stutter through it. She will be the 3rd debater like Radditz.
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Lord, I’m sick of this silly game. Over the course of a month it went from it’s all over, Mitt should pack it in now to Mitt shocks the world, Obama has no hope to Obama’s the comeback kid, Mitt never had a shot. All of it utterly made up. They want it to like a football game, with momentum shifting back and forth, basically so they have something to talk about.
I think we all know solid chunks vote Pub or Dem no matter what, and the rest, the ones everone’s always fighting over, make up their minds in the booth.
Who ate the commies in that scenario? Because Germany wasosing on the east all along no matter what happened on the other side.
Who are the commies in that scenario? Because Germany was losing in the east all along no matter what happened on the other side.
No, but I’m sure he’ll be pulling on something.
1) Obama’s record is miserable and undefendable.
2) Obama is not good at being challenged.
3) Romney is an experienced business leader who has had to take over strugling companies and make them profitable. Romney was the governor of a whole state of moonbats. To Romney, Obama is a lightweight.
4) Romney is naturally amiable. Obama is going to have to manufacture a persona for tonight’s debate.
5) Romney has had a year’s worth of real practice in the primaries with the likes of Newt Gingrich.
6) Obama has never had a tough debate opponent before Romney. Never.
Black Knight [Media]: “It’s only a flesh wound.”
On top of this, he has had nothing but softball interviews for the last 3 and 1/2 years and rarely takes tough questions in his even rarer press conferences.
If he does pull off a surprise victory, it will be totally out of character and something not predictable from experience.
JUST STOP IT YOU DOUCHES AT ABC. OBAMA IS NOT THE UNDERDOG!!!
(though he might eat one later)
No. Tonight we will see an angry black man. All he can do is lie and talk louder than his opponent.
Comeback? I thought Obama was ahead—at least that is what the pollsters and pundits told us.
LOL. Keep your stories straight, guys. Before we heard that he left the stage thinking that he won and was surprised when everyone told him he bombed.
Busy burying his mistakes in the ‘too full’ litter box.
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.