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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:25 PM

Obama: ‘I Was Just Too Polite’ In Debate

Source: tpm

President Obama thinks he went too easy on Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate last week, but assured supporters that he still has two more opportunities to throw some punches, reports the Huffington Post.

"Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true," Obama said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Wednesday. "It gets repetitive. But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term.…And, you know, I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one."

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trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
Indydem Oct 2012 #1
heaven05 Oct 2012 #2
Born Free Oct 2012 #63
heaven05 Oct 2012 #64
demwing Oct 2012 #4
xocet Oct 2012 #5
backscatter712 Oct 2012 #18
barbtries Oct 2012 #24
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #33
Indydem Oct 2012 #36
malibea Oct 2012 #45
LanternWaste Oct 2012 #68
gateley Oct 2012 #3
xocet Oct 2012 #7
ChaoticTrilby Oct 2012 #6
samsingh Oct 2012 #8
The Wielding Truth Oct 2012 #30
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #35
wordpix Oct 2012 #56
samsingh Oct 2012 #9
Gin Oct 2012 #10
JudyM Oct 2012 #34
Duval Oct 2012 #11
PlanetBev Oct 2012 #12
Whovian Oct 2012 #13
not an iSheeple Oct 2012 #14
athena Oct 2012 #21
dreamerBoy Oct 2012 #15
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #37
woo me with science Oct 2012 #55
Andy Stanton Oct 2012 #16
BillyJack Oct 2012 #46
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #17
JackN415 Oct 2012 #19
Trenton Oct 2012 #20
hamsterjill Oct 2012 #22
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #39
Kelvin Mace Oct 2012 #23
aquart Oct 2012 #25
graham4anything Oct 2012 #26
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #28
graham4anything Oct 2012 #31
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #42
graham4anything Oct 2012 #43
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #40
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #27
no_hypocrisy Oct 2012 #29
RBInMaine Oct 2012 #41
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #32
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #38
DallasNE Oct 2012 #44
KamaAina Oct 2012 #47
Stargleamer Oct 2012 #48
torotoro Oct 2012 #49
wordpix Oct 2012 #59
heaven05 Oct 2012 #65
budkin Oct 2012 #50
villager Oct 2012 #51
Iggy Oct 2012 #52
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #53
blueknight Oct 2012 #54
donheld Oct 2012 #57
wordpix Oct 2012 #58
and-justice-for-all Oct 2012 #60
Megahurtz Oct 2012 #61
and-justice-for-all Oct 2012 #62
neverland_pirate Oct 2012 #66
Kablooie Oct 2012 #67

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:27 PM

1. Great

If that's all he thinks is his problem, then we are in trouble.

I fear that he will come off as too aggressive now, and that will be spun by the assholes in the media as desperation.

But, he's probably damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:32 PM

2. Well

he just can't win, can he? I think by "too nice" he meant not hitting the mittytwit on his flip flops and dumb ass double downs. I hope we'll see an Obama that will deal with his truth and the mittytwits untruths.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 02:16 AM

63. He has alwasys been too polite

USA would be a lot better off had he been a little less polite his entire time in office and maybe had been a little more forceful pushing a progressive agenda rather than seeking cooperation from a party that only wanted USA to fail so they could blame him.

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Response to Born Free (Reply #63)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:43 AM

64. can't

push an agenda, progressive or otherwise, unless there is bi-partisan compromise/cooperation. Something Biden pointed out last evening. The repug/thugs said they would never allow an Obama/Democratic agenda of any sort. It takes two parties to run this USA. I think our President has been quite clear on a progressive agenda, but with filibuster and downright racist thuggery the repug/thugs have HALTED EVERY PIECE OF LEGISLATION PUT FORTH BY THIS ADMINISTRATION! Now go blame the right people and yes my President should bite them right back, but where the other party is just biting, the media would say our President has rabies. USA is still better off than it was four years ago.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

4. Oh fer crying out loud

Take your fear and internalize it. It's not healthy for you, but everyone else will feel better.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

5. "But, he's probably damned if he does, damned if he doesn't."

I think that you are right on that point. The media will choose how to portray President Obama.

It would be good if President Obama could get Gov. Romney to contradict himself in an obvious way during the debate.

Hopefully, V.P. Biden can shake Rep. Ryan and get things going in favor of the Democratic side before the next presidential debate. That would be a nice lead in.





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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:24 PM

18. No matter what he does, you're going to be awfully concerned.

And you'll be spending every day right up to election day wailing and carrying on with sackcloth and ashes, and then disappear without a trace the day after the election.

Am I psychic or what?

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

24. clearly with you he is.

what do you want him to do?

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:47 PM

33. Sounds like YOU are the one saying he's damned if he does or he doesn't. Sheesh. Make up your mind.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #33)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:49 PM

36. Miss my point much?

If he asserts himself the media will say he was too aggressive.

If he acts respectful and doesn't rip rmoney's throat out, he is too pensive.

MY POINT: the bastards in the media aren't going to let him win, no matter what he does.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:48 PM

45. No, we are not in trouble.

I don't think that we are in trouble by no means. I am sick and tired of the constant hassling, talking and haranging about how the President did not take the candidate romney to task. What good would it have done? Romney still will maintain his lying stance and demeanor, no matter what any respondent says.

In addition, the Debate was not intended to be a knock down-drag out brawl- something a lot of people are not satisfied with until they see blood! It is sickening.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:24 PM

68. 'm afraid I missed any statements or implications

"If that's all he thinks is his problem.."

'm afraid I missed any statements or implications in which he said politeness was his only problem. Where was that...?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

3. "...I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one."

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Response to gateley (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

7. That is the best comment from the article. I see your :woohoo: and raise you one.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:41 PM

6. We can only hope for the best.

This game is long from over.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:45 PM

8. Nothing like playing with the well being of the country Mr. President

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Response to samsingh (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:07 PM

30. Playing? He is a man of measure and concern. Even if the debate was not as sharp as you would like,

I wouldn't accuse him of "playing with America".

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Response to samsingh (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:48 PM

35. That is a crazy thing to say. You are being silly.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:12 PM

56. huh? Does not compute

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:46 PM

9. just tell the facts sir

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:46 PM

10. If another of mitts personalities shows up....

All he has to do is look him in the eyes and ask......who are you? i never met this guy before....IMO

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Response to Gin (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:48 PM

34. Yeah, I'm wondering if we'll see yet another incarnation of evil that the prez isn't expecting

-- intended to throw him off. I mean, what kind of crazy is that, to show up and deny that your position is what you've been saying it is? Who knows what the next crazy move could be?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:48 PM

11. I so look forward to the next one! n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:54 PM

12. Let me assure you...

He knows what he has to do this time. He ain't got no choice.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:57 PM

13. My thoghts exactly. I look for a proper ass kicking next time around.

 

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Response to not an iSheeple (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:42 PM

21. They left out the quotation marks.

It should be, "It's hard to keep on saying, '... and what you're saying wasn't true.'"

In other words, Obama said several times, "What you just said isn't true." But after several iterations of that, it's pointless to keep saying the same thing. It gets repetitive.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:13 PM

15. Hopefully this will be a lesson to Obama OUTSIDE the debate context

 

He has been entirely TOO POLITE on issues such as (i) health case - no public option??? - instead, what we get is a blow job for the insurance companies (which is still better than what we have now) (ii) no help for underwater mortgages?? (iii) no convictions for anyone on Wall St./Wall St. generally - several other issues. Hopefully this debate will SEAR THIS LESSON INTO HIS MEMORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS. Sometimes the way Obama deals with Republicans seems more like a battered wife trying to get her husband to love her.

Everyone should read Matt Taibbi's book:

http://www.amazon.com/Griftopia-Machines-Vampire-Breaking-America/dp/0385529953/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349895496&sr=1-2&keywords=vampire+squid

The Left/Middle Class has a LONG way to go to break the grip of the Grifters on America. We need someone - maybe not stylistically like Alan Grayson - but someone who can keep demanding justice and action - who can keep stating the truth, remain assertive and keep demanding change.

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Response to dreamerBoy (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

37. Purist and Hyperbolic

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #37)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:52 PM

55. Bwah!

Yes, Obama should be assertive everywhere EXCEPT when it comes to standing up for liberal issues!

This Third Way silliness is so transparent...





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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:17 PM

16. You know what you have to do

My supervisor used to tell me that when we discussed how to prepare a case for trial. At that point I was an experienced trial attorney and my supervisor, rightly, assumed that I knew how to conduct a trial and didn't feel the need to give me directions.

The same is true with President Obama. At this point he should know how to defend his track record and attack Romney's ridiculous claims. He should know that his performance in the first debate was terrible in many ways. "Too polite" is a bogus excuse.

He should say "I'll do much better next time" and leave it at that.

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Response to Andy Stanton (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:54 PM

46. Show that testosterone.....grrrrr//......yeah!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:22 PM

17. Um...OK

We'll live with that explanation.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:25 PM

19. no more Mr. nice guy. :)

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:39 PM

20. This is his whole strategy

Obama didn't want to come off as the overbearing incumbent or, worse, the Angry Black Man. He played it cool, let Romney spout out lies that will later be debunked (or were in near real-time), and moves forward into the next debates where Romney will be incredibly weak. In the end, Obama will be able to say, he narrowly won the first debate with a pack of lies, then had nothing to show in the subsequent rounds; is this the president you want?

I don' think it was the best strategy, or that he couldn't have pushed back a little more against R-money, but it's not disastrous. I think well see that it's not the greatest outcome, but it's pretty good.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:43 PM

22. I hope to see the President more relaxed, and yet way more factual.

I agree with the "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" posts here. Obama will be criticized no matter how he conducts himself in the second and third debates.

For myself, personally, I want to see President Obama more relaxed. I think he does well when he flashes that big smile of his. But it has to be genuine...nothing phony.

And I'd like him to go after Mittens' untruths with calm facts. He has no choice in my mind but to call Romney out on his lies, but the president is going to have to do that carefully, clearly and he has to have his facts 100% correct. There is no room for any inaccuracies or mis-statements. But he's going to have to be assertive, too, somehow, and keep talking when Mittens interrupts, and the President is going to have to insist that the moderator hold Mittens to his time limits, etc. The President must come off as strong.

I believe Obama can win the next debate. I believe he's one of those personalities that works better under pressure. One that thrives on the challenge, etc. I still don't believe for a second that we've heard everything that there was to say about his performance at the last debate. I still think there was something going on that had him distracted. I thought Michelle looked stressed - as if she was hurting for her husband for having to go through the debate when there were other, more pressing matters that required his attention. I don't know what was going on, but I strongly sensed that something was - - - and we will most likely never know if those suspicions have any merit or not because matters of national security are seldom discussed as a reason for a debate performance.

I know I'm asking a lot. But it's not the first time I've asked a lot from this man. The day he took office, I asked him to clean up the mess that George Bush had made. I asked that of him with my undying faith that he was going to do what he could to clean up that mess. Have I been disappointed? Yeah, on some things, but overall, I am still satisfied with my choice.

One more time...he is MY President. I will be voting for him no matter what happens in these debates. But I want him to have a better outcome for the remaining debates, and I wish him the best of luck.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:52 PM

39. No he DOES need to show more a AGGRESSION, but not too much. The right balance. He needs to PUNCH !

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

23. Ya think?

Will it EVER dawn on you that these people would not piss on you if you were on fire?

They hate you!
They loath you!

Stop playing Mr. Rogers to Romney's BTK Killer.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:52 PM

25. People develop strategies for dealing with bullies early on.

Most of us don't get confrontational with them.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:59 PM

26. I don't think Obama did anything wrong. Never apologize for something you didn't do

 

when a bully goads one...walk away.
the real man walks away.

Remember in the movie "Rocky" when the brother Paulie of adrianne starts abusing her and picks up a bat at rocky.
Rocky would love to bash Paulie's head in, but doesn't.
He doesn't lay a finger on Rocky.

My motto is
10% of something is better than 100% of nothing
but it also could be
0 is better than a -10% in this case.

walk away

come back another day and Mitt learns this is not 1980, Reagan is not running, bush is not running and twitter is there.

NO REAL OBAMA fan has changed one vote to Mitt.

it's an illusion.

just ignore it and think of a brick wall, a brick wall, a brick wall(like in Village of the Damned.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:03 PM

28. Is this intended as sarcasm?

Or are you really suggesting that in a debate watched by 60 million people it is a good idea to walk away from any conflicts?

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:26 PM

31. yup! and ayuh!

 

Obama has not needed any of our help in the past(except to vote in 2008)
he don't need our help now.
I trust him unconditionally.

People have underestimated him his whole life.

life is a 9 step ahead chess match
life is a football game where you are leading 42 to 0 and the opponent gets 4 tds

life is the 2000 election decision 7 to 2 where the US Supreme court tells us it goes back to florida for the final decision BY FLORIDA (which means Gore won)
Life is the 2000 electoin decision 5 to 4 saying up yours America, there is not time enough to go back to Florida and the decision will never apply again

If life throws you a lemon, go to the store and buy a cherry

Who goes first in the 2nd debate?
If its Romney you cannot now go after him
You watch Romney will Eddie Haskell it again and be so sweet and lovely if he goes first
Which will mean if Obama goes after him, perception will not win.

Romney is a chameleon, a shape shifter.

You can't fight that.


This time Mitt1 will show up, not Mitt 2. or maybe Mitt3


and Obama will rope the dope again. Life is the rope a dope.
The final round, the knockout punch will come 11/6/2012. NOT NOW.
(*it's not as if the media is going to have a conversion to our side all of a sudden is it? So no one will know and the 2nd debate won't get as many viewers.

so to answer your question- YUP!

peace and love always.

And please show me one actual Obama voter that has switched sides. Just one.
Not someone who never was, but one actual one.

If you know who goes first this time, please post that- that is the single most important thing we need to know.

And i have been admiring my placemat of the presidents. I don't see Mitt pictured there.
I do see the 44 presidents though.It was such a cheap item,($1.29) but it has given me such big pleasure.No matter what, none of the 44 can ever be deleted from it.



again, to answer your question AYUH!

and less viewers will watch this time.

The only ones that count already are voting for Obama in record numbers.
Like they did last time.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:57 PM

42. You beat the shapeshifter by CALLING him a SHAPESHIFTER. You call him out ! Point fucking blank !

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #42)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 05:22 PM

43. But who is he needing to convince?

 

the Mitt voters will vote for MItt

Obama's voters will vote for Obama
If Obama turned into Mitt, that would hurt Obama not help him.

I trust Obama's fans not to be as vapid as the other side is.

We are smarter than them

and the Obama his fans love, is what he is.

Remember Obama's teaching moments- it is because the people who came to the moment respected the office and him.
Mitt has no respect for anything but money.

In fact, Mitt only wants money. He might as well just be on assignment making another 100million.

Remember back in 1992, Bill Clinton was at one point in 3rd place behind Perot and 41.
And in 1996, Bill was down but not out and roared back.
(but style wise, Bill and Barack are different. You can't make Bill be Barack and Barack be Bill.

but there are some suprises still to come.

And if needed, you will start I bet to see Hillary in photos with Barack and Bill.
and two major names have not announced who they are supporting

That is still to come.
(Most think one of them, Bloomberg might back Mitt, but he hasn't done it yet.

The other is Colin Powell, despite Iraq, well respected in this country.

A good general doesn't cut and run from his mission. He backed Obama in 2008, he IMHO won't leave Obama helpless.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:54 PM

40. Watch the later sequals. Rocky knocks the shit out of one bully, and scares the piss out of another.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:01 PM

27. It isn't about being polite. It is about being specific and challenging Romney's lies

It is about making Romney own his positions.

It is about showing a clear difference rather than twisting like a pretzel to say you agree with the man.

It is possible (and advisable) to these things in a polite way.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:07 PM

29. EXACTLY!!!!

Be smarter than Romney. Have your facts ready to challenge Romney. Tell people where to find the facts that contradict Romney. And tell Romney he's wrong when he's wrong.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:55 PM

41. He needs to be assertive. He needs to project strength. No one wants a WIMP for a Prez.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:35 PM

32. Erring on the side of politeness is usually a good, civilized thing

But it's a different ballgame when dealing with a lying, cheating Republican who seeks to disembowel our democracy.

These depraved lunatics need to be dealt with a firm hand.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

38. From the NBC story on this: Obama has literally said "I got this"

Towards the end of the interview, Obama sought to assure listeners that he was still confident, alluding to an internet meme that features him: “As some of these emails that go around with my picture on them say, I can’t quote the entire thing, but ‘I got this.'"

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/10/14344024-obama-says-he-was-too-polite-toward-romney-in-first-debate?lite

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 05:41 PM

44. While He Was Too Polite

He was also disengaged and inattentive and seemed unable to think on his feet. I know that is not him so he can change that around. The question is, will he. It was like he didn't have enough rest so his staff needs to be more careful with his scheduling. Granted, the format was crappy and the moderator was bullied by Romney but Obama's awareness of what was going on was quite sub-par -- perhaps understandable given that Romney dumped all of his previous positions leaving Obama at a quandary on which Romney to engage -- the one on the campaign trail for the last 2 years or the one that showed up on Wednesday night. With Romney's history of flip-flops the Obama campaign should have anticipated this as a possibility and had a back-up plan in place. Axelrod dropped the ball on this.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:37 PM

47. Well, that's just swell.

But even if the unthinkable desn't occur because of it, how many House and even Senate seats will we lose?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:25 PM

48. "Polite" is a euphemism

"Door mat", "punching bag" are more accurate words to describe his inability to fight back.

Having said this though, I realize that he has to use the word, "polite" when describing his performance.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:56 PM

49. He's been too polite for the last 4 years -- Appeasing the REPUBS has never worked, Mr. President.

 

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Response to torotoro (Reply #49)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 09:21 AM

59. +10000

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Response to wordpix (Reply #59)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:54 AM

65. everyone

on this post whining and blaming any failure on our President, much ado about nothing. I see no blame directed toward the repug/thugs whose ONLY mission THE LAST FOUR YEARS was to obstruct and downright halt this countries legislative business for one reason only, because our President is who he is. Take that any way you want. Lot of applications. Most of you I'm sure understand the basis for non cooperation. If you don't just look around his election season. Plenty of evidence of repug/thug malfeasance and downright evil. Stop whining, it's not becoming. It smells like the stink of defeat!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:04 PM

50. I don't think polite is the word n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:09 PM

51. In your whole first term, really, Mr. President.

n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:10 PM

52. NOT Buying It, Sorry

 

Obama's deafening and inappropriate muteness after Rmoney's "Hey, you spent $90 BIL dollars on
incentives for green industries-- in one year"... this was totally planned by his "advisors",
because they wanted to avoid talking about Solyndra.

major teachable moment lost in the process.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:28 PM

53. Still hasn't figured out how to deal with Republicans I guess

This is the absolute worst thing about Obama.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:35 PM

54. doesnt matter

too late now, people watch the FIRST debate, the other ones, not so much. It never ceases to amaze me how these dumbasses that run the DNC do the same shit EVERY ELECTION! have they learned nothing from lee atwater and karl rove? give me a fucking break.....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 02:40 AM

57. He's been too polite for the last 3.5 years.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:16 AM

58. Pres. O: when dealing with repukes, it should now be obvious you cannot be nice these days

They do not respect "nice." They are ruled by the likes of Limpballs, Issa, Cheney, the BFEE...They are liars, cheats, go to war on false pretenses, want to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Soc. Sec., and spend their lives figuring out tax avoidance schemes and how to obstruct YOU, a Dem president.

Do NOT be nice to them!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 12:24 PM

60. He did just fine...he let Robocorp run his mouth

and that opened up an floodgate of fodder.

The next two debates, I want blood.

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Response to and-justice-for-all (Reply #60)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:21 PM

61. That's

how I see it. Give RMoney just enough rope to hang himself.

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Response to Megahurtz (Reply #61)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:17 PM

62. Megahurtz??

or Megahertz like the German industrial band??

And yes, that is what I feel the Tactic was that Obama used.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:26 AM

66. Obama did well. A few minor tweaks would help

 

He needs to stare directly at Romney and he needs to attack Romney more.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:46 AM

67. I've never seen him impolite.

He never blusters or talks over others.
At least I can't remember a time he's done that.
He absorbs stress better than anyone I've ever seen .

This may be a challenge for him.

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