“I had one overwhelming impression,” he said. “I did everything I could not to reach it, but it looked like Romney wanted to be there and President Obama didn’t want to be there.”
I’m watching the debate replay on SkyNews and I disagree with James.
It took me watching it the second time to get it.
It isn’t that Obama doesn’t want to be there, it is that he believes that he shouldn’t have to be there.
I think this is the representation of the incredible narcissism, hubris and arrogance of a man who thinks, “After I was crowned in 2008 to mass adulation, why do I have to debate a dirty bourgeois capitalist? Everybody knows that I am the way, the truth and the light.”
I think that the reports of his caviler approach to debate prep and the effete and bored manner which he affected during this debate was on purpose to: 1) send the message to Romney that he wasn’t a serious challenge, 2) that Obama is the smartest president evah, so who needs prep?, 3) Obama expected more help from Lehrer (as he got in the ’08 debates from the “moderators”) and 4) he expected more cover from the media than he received.
Romney beat him up, gave him a haircut, strapped Bo to the roof of his car and took his lunch money.
Can’t wait for Ryan vs Slow Joe – if they don’t cancel it.