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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215173/Obama-believed-beaten-Romney-Denver-debate-ignoring-advice-aides.html

Obama 'believed he had BEATEN Romney' in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides on preparation

    Obama believes he'd got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign
    The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown
    Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't think he needed to even engage with him
    Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them

By Toby Harnden

PUBLISHED: 11:25 EST, 9 October 2012 | UPDATED: 13:16 EST, 9 October 2012

 

When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him.

But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won.

In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.

The Democrat said that Obama's inner circle was dismayed at the 'disaster' and that he believed the central problem was that the President was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't believe he needed to engage with him.

'President Obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else - anything - but debate prep,' the Democrat said. 'He kept breaking off whenever he got the opportunity and never really focused on the event.

'He went into the debate armed with a number of one-liners to throw at Romney, including at least two about Romney not caring about 47 per cent of the country. But he decided not to use them.'

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Obama sure has lovely clothes...

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One of two things here: Either this is a plant story trying  to bolster Obama by saying that Romney won because Obama wasn't trying (which is just dumb), or Obama is truly a delusional President (which is just scarey).
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Offline Rivergirl

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He only had to take one look at the moochie's face to know the truth. He lost lost lost big time.

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Since Lurch didn't work out I wonder who will play Romney for this round of prep.

But Axelgrease can prep his boy till hell freezes over, it won't do a bit of good.  You can't stiffen a bucket of spit with a handful of buckshot...


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Anyone who reads Ulsterman knows that Obama doesn't work... that he spends most of his time kicked back watching sports...... this is not a surprise to me at all.

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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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'President Obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else - anything - but debate prep,' the Democrat said

I don't know how the "democrat" could sound surprised.  For four years Obama has made it clear he wanted to be doing anything but WORK. 

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Obama believes this because he is too full of pride.

Self-respect is one thing, but being prideful and completely lacking in humility severely distorts one's view of reality
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