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President Obama's Closing Act: An Epic Collapse

George10 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 12:08 PM
I would not normally miss an opportunity to (figuratively) put the knife to Obama, but I think too much is being made of "not optimal." He was repeating the term used by what's-his-face. Admittedly, it would have been expected that he would say that it was "not optimal, indeed it was (choose a term)." The attempt to make something out of "binders" is totally silly. This is, after all, called the "silly season."
dhoye Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 1:01 PM
George10
I too don't want to make too big of a deal about "not optimal." I watched the whole segment. Obama uses the term first. Then Stewart, and it is then that Obama uses the term to describe four dead Americans. I goes to his cool calculus. This is another bump in the road and that's why people are upset.
hoosierheart Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 2:01 PM
Yes. Those bumps in the road are the graves of brave patriotic American citizens. Obama's phrases are despicable, and my heart goes out to the families of those killed by Islamist terrorists.
MollyPolly Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 12:38 PM
I also thought that Obama was just mirroring what Stewart said, but I watched a six-minute version of the clip, and Obama used the phrase "not optimal" first. If you look at how Stewart phrased his question, he said, "Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response." He was referencing Obama's previous use of the phrase.

Obama owns it. As Mrs. Smith, mother of the fallen diplomat said, Obama has a problem with the use of the English language.
Account closed Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 12:55 PM
Hmmmm. Thanks for pointing that out
George10 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 1:37 PM
Thanks for the clarification. I not only don't watch Stewart, I don't watch TV at all so all I know about it is the clip I saw.
The ongoing collapse of President Obama's campaign may lead to some extraordinary stunts during Monday's last debate, but no matter what he tries, it is very unlikely that the president can reverse the enormous momentum behind Mitt Romney's campaign.

(One data point. Congressman John Campbell, a frequent guest on my radio show, polled his district this week. It is Califronia's 45. John McCain carried it by 4.7 points in 2008. Mitt Romney is almost 20 points ahead in this cycle. Campbell reports that this sort of result is showing up across the country.)

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