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October 10, 2012

Obama: After An Unflinching Analysis Of The Debate, I Have Come To A Difficult Conclusion It Grieves Me Deeply To Confess: I Was Too Polite

Your honor, let me explain why I wound up all up in that 15 year old runaway's business: I was too much the gentleman to turn her aside. What would that have done to her self-esteem?

I don't have to go into detail about why the CritiBrag -- the claim of self-criticism which, oddly enough, winds up being a brag on one's virtue -- is kinda sorta complete 100% bullshit. Every time you've told a prospective employer that your "greatest failing" was that you "are too details-oriented" and "can't learn to separate myself from my work" you've deployed the CritiBrag.

And your interviewer rolled his eyes. If not his visible ones, then internal one called the pineal gland.

So, Obama's searching probe into his failings has concluded thus: Romney lied, and I was just too gallant to say so.

ďWell, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think itís fair to say I was just too polite, because itís hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what youíre saying isnít true. It gets repetitive."

Goodness knows, Obama avoids being repetitive at all costs.

"The good news is, is thatís just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term. And, you know, I think itís fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one,Ē President Obama said on this morningís broadcast of Tom Joyner Morning Show on the radio.

To sneak some poll stuff into this (and why shouldn't we?), Romney is up 1 point in the RCP average, and if you drop out the ancient CBS poll (pre-debate), that rises to +2.5.

At least @philipaklein says so. I don't do math.

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