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Obama’s Team Fights after Romney Outshines the President in Debate

October 5, 2012 by Jesse Schmitt in Politics with 0 Comments

President Obama was pushed to backseats in the ongoing Presidential race after Mitt Romney, the opponent carried out a very aggressive debate on Thursday. After the debate, the experts think that Mitt’s campaign had found more positive grounds after a series of setbacks in last few weeks. Romney threw a very strong performance and continued to attack throughout the first ever head to head debate; however, with just less than 5 weeks before the official date of election, the challenger continues to face a mighty fight to outperform the Obama’s camp.

Obama also managed to land few punches on the tax plans made by Romney, but was also seen appearing missed and restrained, throwing away many opportunities to pursue or attack. The rigorous debating and confidence might give Romney’s camp enough power to cut into the slim but very much steady lead taken by Obama in different opinion polls. Analysts on the other hand continued to argue that they still felt that Obama would come back into the office.

One of the reputed political science professors atUniversityofCalifornia,San Diego, Samuel Popkin said that no one would change their stance on the basis of the presidential debate. The surrogates of Obama campaign flooded the much anticipated Thursday morning talk shows and acknowledged the challenger, Mitt Romney by saying the he scored what they referred as “style points”. On the other hand, they also criticized Mitt of uttering a series of factual errors like the President would reduce $716 billion of funds from Medicare, and he was also seen shifting sides on crucial issues.

David Axelrod, one of the senior advisers of Obama’s campaign told to “Morning Joe” that Mitt repeatedly told a story to the people ofAmericathat was completely contradicting what he had been saying earlier and his stories were clearly unfounded in any fact. He also said that all these fake stories would definitely catch up with him very soon. He stated that he gave Mitt a lot of credit for putting up a confident performance but he would not give him more than “F” for being true with the people ofAmerica.

Obama did underwhelm, but there were no devastating sound bites or knockout punches that could force his supporters to re-think on their decision of supporting him.

About Jesse Schmitt

Jesse Schmitt has been a journalist for almost 10 years.  She started her career at United Press International in Providence, Rhode Island and has worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, Southern California, London and New York. Since 2005, she has written the biweekly ShortCuts column for The New York Times business section. Her personal finance columns received a Best in Business award in 2011 from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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