Obama Says He's 'Just Okay' At Debating

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
President Barack Obama says he

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a town hall meeting at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's "just okay" at debating, as his campaign continued trying to lower expectations ahead of his first face-off with Republican Mitt Romney.
Speaking at an evening campaign rally Sunday, Obama graded his GOP opponent as "a good debater." The candidates will compete in their first of three debates Wednesday.
The president says Americans deserve a discussion focused on what the candidates would do to keep the country growing and restore middle class security.
Obama spoke to more than 11,000 people gathered at a high school in Las Vegas. The rally was aimed in part at rallying Hispanic voters and featured a performance by the Mexican rock band Mana.
The president is staying in Nevada until Wednesday, holding intensive debate preparations with top advisers.
How do you think the president will fare in the debates?


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  • by Del Location: Lansing on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:39 PM
    Everyone in da hood vote for Obama, so we can get our free s**t!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Grand ledge on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    Hitler wasn't very good at debates either, but he brainwashed an entire nation with his ablity to win over a crowd, no, a mob. Look out America. My favorite bumber sticker, "If you voted for Obama in 08 to prove you weren't racist, vote for Romney in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot"
  • by Courtney Location: Location on Oct 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    "as his campaign continued trying to lower expectations" Huh?? I didn't know our expectations could be any lower. I get it! If we only say he is ok, when he wow's us with his intelligence, we should be pleasantly surprised? Why not just be honest about who you are and what you are good at? Forgot, he is a politician and games are all they know.
  • by Ashley Location: Lansing on Oct 1, 2012 at 09:25 AM
    To be perfectly honest, my expectations couldn't be much lower for either candidate.
  • by Name Location: Location on Oct 1, 2012 at 06:59 AM
    He is afraid to answer questions that are not scripted.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2012 at 06:46 AM
    He's worse at being president.
  • by Pat Location: Leslie on Sep 30, 2012 at 09:25 PM
    And he's not even 'just okay' as president...worst prez ever!!!! worse than Carter, who was an abismal failure...obama's a straight up joke ...other countries leaders are laughing at his stupidity...but yet half the country will vote for him again...just goes to show how stupid the american people have become...it's all about personality, not policies!!! It will be a sad day for America if this loser gets re-elected
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