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Managing Expectations: Team Obama Paints Romney as Best Debater in History

rmt5 in MA Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 2:23 PM
Barack Hussein Obama: "The last four years have been disastrous for America. If you vote for Romney, you are asking for more of the same!" That kind of sums up the theme of Obama's campaign (without using those exact words). How that translates into his debate performance, remains to be seen.

For all President Obama's rhetorical gifts -- and despite the fact that he was widely viewed as the winner of all three presidential debates in 2008 -- Democrats appear to be engaged in a campaign of expectation-managing ahead of the upcoming matchups between Obama and Mitt Romney. Indeed, as the president's press team to his debate prep partern John Kerry would have it, Romney is a veritable reincarnation of one of history's greatest debaters, Abraham Lincoln himself.

Here's John Kerry opining on Romney's "mad skillz" at the podium (h/t Erika Johnsen):