President Obama Pokes Fun at His Less Than Stellar Debate Performance
President Obama seems to be taking a page out of George W. Bush’s playbook by using self-deprecating humor as a way of getting past a disappointing performance. Over 70 million people watched President Obama take a shellacking from his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
So while at a swanky fundraiser in Los Angeles, President Obama seemed to be poking fun at himself and his debate performance:
These guys — and everybody here are just incredible professionals. They’re such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. I can’t always say the same. But here’s the good news, is we’ve got a better vision for our country
President Obama is right considering how he allowed Mitt Romney’s lies to go unchallenged last week. After Obama’s poor debate performance, some of his own staffers said that they were actually shell shocked at how the President crashed and burned.
But Obama didn’t just make fun of himself during the fundraiser. He also took some pretty pointed digs at Mitt Romney:
Back in 2008 — everybody always remembers the victory, but they don’t always remember the bumps in the road. Things always look good in retrospect. But in the middle of it, we were — we made all kinds of mistakes. We goofed up. I goofed up. But the American people carried us forward. And even with all the things we had going for us — all the way that things just kind of converged, 47 percent of the country still didn’t vote for me. I just want to point that out.
This was obviously a dig at Romney’s 47 percent gaffe, a gaffe that we’d probably still be talking about if Obama hadn’t allowed Romney to change the conversation by thrashing him in the debate. At least President Obama is self-aware and knows that he dropped the ball. Maybe next time he’ll go for the win.
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