It’s fascinating to hear that Barack Obama was off his game last night, just not himself and not “prepared.” He was prepared. He just has no facts to combat Romney’s facts, and his naturally sulky personality when he is not in front of an adoring crowd always shows up. I believe he knew he was in trouble before he walked onto the stage. I agree that he may have been “flat,” but just how clever, charming and/or humorous can you be defending a record like his? Here’s the video with Obama telling moderator, Jim Leherer “You may want to move on to another topic.” See the video below.
OBAMA: Jim, I — you may want to move onto another topic, but I — I would just say this to the American people. If you believe that we can cut taxes by $5 trillion and add $2 trillion in additional spending that the military is not asking for, $7 trillion — just to give you a sense, over 10 years, that’s more than our entire defense budget — and you think that by closing loopholes and deductions for the well-to-do, somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then Governor Romney’s plan may work for you. Source: Fox Nation
While some are singing Leherer’s praises tonight, I will say that the way the questions were asked there were no accusations or accusatory tones coming from the moderator, but Leherer did try to cut Romney off just about each time Obama told a whopper. The questions were good. Leherer asked for the differences between the two men on a specific, short topic. This was a great debate format, in my opinion. Find my live debate blogging notes here.
If the video disappears or will not play, click the link to Fox Nation above to view.
Romney-Obama Debate, 9-3-12 University of Colorado (video)