Obama Explains His Debate Performance: “I Was Just Too Polite”
President Obama told liberal talk radio show host Tom Joyner that his problem with the Mitt Romney debate was that he was “too polite.”
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That’s an odd thing to say for a politician who, less than a year ago, was urging more “civility” in American political discourse.
I don’t think Obama’s problem was politeness. I think Obama’s problem was that it’s almost impossible to defend his policy track record. But then, maybe the president thinks that wouldn’t have been so glaringly obvious if he’d spent a little more time attacking Romney personally.Tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, mitt romney