Unbelievable: Obama so out of touch that he thought he'd WON last week's debatehe actually thought he had WON last Wednesday night's debate (HatTip: Memeorandum).
In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.
The Democrat said that Obama's inner circle was dismayed at the 'disaster' and that he believed the central problem was that the President was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't believe he needed to engage with him.
'President Obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else - anything - but debate prep,' the Democrat said. 'He kept breaking off whenever he got the opportunity and never really focused on the event.
'He went into the debate armed with a number of one-liners to throw at Romney, including at least two about Romney not caring about 47 per cent of the country. But he decided not to use them.'
The Democrat, who is aligned with the Obama campaign and has been an unofficial adviser on occasions, said that David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist, was stunned that the President left the stage feeling that he had won the debate.
The Democrat would not reveal what the attack lines were that Obama failed to deliver 'because we may well see the Vice President using them against Ryan'.What this story shows is (a) Obama's incredible arrogance and (b) just how out-of-touch he is with the American people. He simply lives in an alternative reality.
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