Obama Did NOT do Poorly in Debate Because He Was Confused By Romney's Lies. Obama did poorly because he could not vocalize his Communist policies and plans and expect to be welcomed by any voter bloc in the country... not even the Blacks. He could defend his ideologies w/o exposing for all to see what his designs really were in chang\ing America. His political love child (Marxism) has never worked, does not work, and never will work because it relies on men to govern and men are fallible. Our founders recognized this and designed a constitution which handcuffed political leaders.