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Ego-in-Chief: Obama Initially Thought He'd Won the Denver Debate

texexpatriate Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 5:12 PM
In a radio interview with Greg Garrison (WIBC, Indianapolis) Victor David Hanson said that to prepare for a column on the "debate" he reviewed six hours of Obama encounters in debate format with other people in the past. He said Obama did nothing different this time, that he was just being who he is and was and behaving the same way, and that the difference this time was that he could not offer "pie-in-the-sky" or hope and change because he has a record. So his usual act did not play and he could not charge Romney with being who he later said was not Romney because Romney was right there to dispute him. He added that Obama had never been challenged directly before, because he has always been surrounded by adoring yes people.

This report from the UK Daily Mail's Tony Harnden is at once astonishing yet not entirely surprising.  Sources close to the Obama campaign were alarmed to discover that President Empty Chair strode off stage a week ago tonight feeling confident that he'd just beaten Mitt Romney in the debate.  At what point does acute arrogance cross some threshold into self-delusion?  Read and marvel:

When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already...