Barack Obama: ‘I was too polite’

    President Barack Obama may have let manners get the best of him last week during the first presidential debate.

    “I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite,” the president recently admitted on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show.”

    Voters of all affiliations questioned his “performance” during the debate and many considered it a victory for Mitt Romney, who was much more aggressive and definitive with his answers.

    However, voters might see a different Obama next week when the second presidential debate airs.

    “The good news is that’s just the first one. …I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one,” said the president, who described it as a “bad night” for him.

    While he’s optimistic that the next debate will be a better one, he isn’t underestimating the Republican candidate.

    “Gov. Romney kept on making mistakes month after month, so it made it look artificially like this was, might end up being, a cakewalk,” he said. “We understood, internally, that it never would be.”

    He may have conceded defeat in the first round, but President Obama is seemingly more than confident about winning the fight.

    “By next week I think a lot of hand wringing will be complete because we’re going to go ahead and win this thing,” he said.

    —Tracy L. Scott

    Do you think Barack Obama will be able to rebound from the first debate? Leave your comments below.


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