The liberals are circling the wagons, looking to protect The Anointed One and excuse away his poor performance at Wednesday’s debate as anything but what it was: a moment where the president was to explain to the American people why four years of disastrous policies coupled with failed leadership is a good thing. Almost immediately, the left went into “panic mode” and to absurd, comical lengths to explain the upset loss dealt to Obama by Romney. They grasped at anything that would explain Obama’s loss- and I mean, they’re grasping at anything.
In an odd twist from the monotonous man who failed miserably at his own debates, Al Gore claimed on Current TV that Obama lost because-get this- the altitude of Denver. Go ahead, roll your eyes. I did.
Yes, Al Gore, the purveyor of environmental hysteria and all-around bore, claimed that Obama was not thinking clearly because he was not used to the altitude of Denver. He claimed,
“I’m going to say something controversial here. Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know, maybe…”
It was at this point that the partisan hacks that surrounded the once-relevant political figure began to chime in with their support for what Gore was saying.
Seriously? This is all it takes for Obama to have an outpouring of excuses?
You may remember Al Gore as the former vice-president who ran against George W. Bush in 2000. Gore knows a thing or two about presidential debates, as his performance will go down in history as one of the worst. His sighs and smug attitude earned him scorn from anyone who watched the debates, and his overuse of the term “lockbox” was bizarre. Since then, he has popped up once in awhile to insight panic as a means of pushing his “green” agenda.
Debates are complex, but the principle is very simple. In short, the mandate is: explain why what you’re saying is right. That’s the essence of it. Obama, out-of-it or not, should have been able to explain to the American people why four more years of the same, failed policies is worth pursuing.
He failed. That’s alright, it happens. I can understand why it would be disappointing for the left- after all, I feel disappointed in Obama each and every day. However, let’s drop the act and stop the fawning and dogmatic following of the Liberal Messiah.
Most appallingly idiotic about Gore’s statement is the misguided belief that that should somehow excuse Obama’s poor performance. As a national leader, if a change in altitude is enough to throw Obama off his game, then the message is clear: if altitude is Obama’s mental kryptonite, than the next time Russia wants to discuss issues, expect them to push for a meeting in the Alps.