Keith Koffler over at the WhiteHouseDossier.com always has something interesting to say about the president. And today is no different.
The cause of President Obama’s stunning loss in Wednesday night’s debate can be distilled to a single factor: The man thinks too much of himself and his “accomplishments,” and his advisers feel the same way.
The president who showed up Wednesday night really believes his own PR. He didn’t think there was anything to debate. He actually is under the impression he’s done a great job.
Obama is not BSing you when he says everything is George W. Bush’s fault. He really believes it, and thinks you will too.
Mitt Romney was far better prepared than the president, armed with a deep understanding of the issues and an ability to rattle off statistics and ideas with an earnestness and lucidity that put the slumbering president to shame.
Romney did the most awful thing a challenger can do to a president: He implanted in the nation’s psyche the notion that he can do the job too, and maybe better. All across American last night, voters thought to themselves, This guy can handle the presidency. He seems to know what he’s talking about.
The part where Romney challenged Obama on the mysterious tax breaks for taking a plant overseas made Obama look incompetent. Obama didn’t respond to this which makes the average voter think, "how did this guy ever become president".
You said you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas. Look, I’ve been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you’re talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant.