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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:34 PM

33. You don't have to be rude...

...to make sharp debate points.

No one wants Obama to act "like Romney". Some of us, however, wish he would have been ready with counters to Romney's points (many of which were blatant lies).

For whatever reasons, Obama appeared to be off his game a bit, and that gave Romney the opportunity to prevail with his attack-dog strategy. It worked well for Romney last night, dammit. Obama was too soft in defense of his own positions, he was unable to land any body blows (rhetorically speaking), he did not manage to bring up any of the really damaging things that Romney has said such as his 47% remarks, basically he did not show any fighting instinct.

I think that "angry black man" issue is easy to hide behind. But no one wants their President to be a wimp, and that's how Obama came off last night IMO, at least to some extent. Instead of looking Presidential he came off as Professorial. He needed to be a lot more forceful. And reading the headlines today, it is very clear who won the debates.

Romney needed to do well to keep his campaign alive, and he succeeded at that. Too bad Obama did not find a way to deliver the knockout blow.

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