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Barack Obama, Bully

IllinoisVoter Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 5:29 PM
@bmccaslin @gobnait2: completely agree. Obama chooses to let Axelrod and Cutter do the offense for him. When Obama is at a rally with his lemmings he cowardly trashes his opponents; but he can not do a face to face debate with his lack of a record and no accomplishments. The next Foreign Policy debate will be a litigation about Bengazi terrorist attacks and Obama's lack of leadership to provide security for our Ambassador Stevens and staff.

David Remnick's piece in The New Yorker, attempting to "understand" Obama's debate defeat, begins thusly:

When Barack Obama was a student at Harvard Law School, he was never known as a particularly good debater. In class, if he thought that a fellow student had said something foolish, he showed no forensic bloodlust. He did not go out of his way to defeat someone in argument; instead he tried, always with a certain decorous courtesy, to try to persuade, to reframe his interlocutor’s view, to signal his understanding while disagreeing. Obama became president of the law review—the first African-American to...