WASHINGTON, October 17, 2012 - Democrats say President Barack Obama scored a knockout punch in the second presidential debate. Republicans call it a tie. But one thing is for sure, President Obama was clearly not “Uncle Fluffy” this time. He came to fight. The polls have been tightening so the stakes were high. The president took this debate more seriously and it showed.
Two weeks ago, the bipartisan consensus was that President Obama had a terrible performance in the first debate. The president was determined to change that narrative and he did. Unlike after the first presidential debate, the news headline today is not “What happened to the president?” It is more like “Obama fights back” “Obama wins.”
The president was less wonky and professorial and more direct and assertive. He was passionate and engaging-visibly angry at times but stern throughout the debate.
He finally brought up Mitt Romney’s 47% comment much to the delight of many Democrats.
“But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47 percent of the country considered themselves victims, who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about.
Folks on Social Security who have worked all their lives. Veterans who have sacrificed for this country. Students who are out there trying to hopefully advance their own dreams, but also this country’s dreams. Soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now. People who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas tax, but don’t make enough income,” President Obama said.
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