The Obama campaign’s attempts to spin the President’s horrible debate showing got even more ridiculous on Sunday when the campaign sent senior advisers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs on the Sunday morning news shows to undermine Romney’s slam-dunk debate by claiming it was merely a”performance” and that Romney is a fake and liar.
“Well, what happened was the president showed up with the intent of answering questions and having a discussion, an honest discussion about where we go as a country, and governor romney showed up to deliver a performance, and he delivered a very good performance. it was completely unrooted in fact,” Axelrod said on “Face the Nation.”
“Well, look, George, Governor Romney had a masterful theatrical performance just this past week, but the underpinnings and foundations of that performance were fundamentally dishonest,” Gibbs told “This Week” host George Stephanoplous.
Both Gibbs and Axelrod cowardly avoided using the actual word “liar” to describe Romney, but it was clear from what they did say that was exactly what they meant.
“Are you saying Governor Romney lied or was dishonest?” “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer asked Axelrod.
“Yeah, I think he was dishonest,” Axelrod replied.
The campaign also released a new ad called “Cameras” that argues that when the “cameras rolled, a performance began” and Romney was willing to say or do anything to win the debate.
“But the problem is, that’s all it was,” the ad continues.
Since the debate, the Obama campaign has released more than 10 videos attacking Romney for various statements he made during the debate.
As they say, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. But who the Obama campaign thinks it is going to convince that Obama lost the debate because of Romney is a mystery.
It’s no secret that Obama blew the debate. Maybe he didn’t spend enough time preparing, maybe he was having an off day, maybe it was the altitude. While we may never know the reason, but it’s clear that Obama did in fact lose the debate. Even the reliably liberal hosts at MSNBC, including Chris “leg thrills” Matthews admitted Obama gave a terrible performance.
“I don’t know what he was doing out there,” Matthews lamented minutes after the debate.
The Obama camp would be better off if it stopped talking about Obama’s bad debate and focusing on gimmicks like “Save Big Bird” and focused on Friday’s incredible jobs report that showed a .3 percentage drop in the unemployment rate from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September.
The fact that the Obama campaign continues to focus on this kind of nonsense rather than the serious issues affecting our country should be reason enough for Americans to give Romney a second look.