Obama's debate performance was pathetic and he knows it. Jim Lehrer tried to take the place of the missing teleprompter by trying to become one himself. People say Obama was not prepared for the debate. A man who has been the President for 4 years should NOT NEED TO PREPARE for a debate. He should be so familiar with the issues and problems that become the debate topics that no challenger could equal. Obama is a perpetual campaigner and a former community organizer. People's expectations of him were far too exorbitant and he himself contributed to the inflated expectations. The debate proved him incapable, uninformed, indifferent, and resentful. Why would anyone in their right mind vote for this loser?