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Managing Expectations: Team Obama Paints Romney as Best Debater in History

barry1817 Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 10:51 PM
so this smartest man in the world, with impeccable oratory is now being made out to be what? an idiot, imbecile, dunce, and isn't that a little bit racist to lower the expectation of a white black man, because he just can't cut it, and had to have help. After all there are lots of people that work as hard as this president and are as smart, and so maybe he should be generous and step aside, so that he can let the wealth of being president be spread among others.

For all President Obama's rhetorical gifts -- and despite the fact that he was widely viewed as the winner of all three presidential debates in 2008 -- Democrats appear to be engaged in a campaign of expectation-managing ahead of the upcoming matchups between Obama and Mitt Romney. Indeed, as the president's press team to his debate prep partern John Kerry would have it, Romney is a veritable reincarnation of one of history's greatest debaters, Abraham Lincoln himself.

Here's John Kerry opining on Romney's "mad skillz" at the podium (h/t Erika Johnsen):