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Obama Second Debate

President Obama Whiffs at the Debate

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Yes, I know that the airwaves are full of videos of "smackdown" moments by the president. But the president had a softball lobbed across the plate on one question, and he missed blasting it far over the wall for an easy, Ruthian grand slam home run.

Where, Oh Where Is the Stimulus Story? Obama, Axelrod and Plouffe Are Committing Campaign Malpractice

Adam Hanft | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Despite the praise being heaped on the president for not sleepwalking through the debate last night, one thing was -- yet again -- conspicuously absent: A single reference to his stimulus program, the most significant economic legislation of the last 50 years.

Love Thy Haters, Mr. President, and Kick Some Ass

Farai Chideya | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Farai Chideya

President Barack Obama is not an angry man -- black, mixed, or purple -- unless he feels his intelligence and leadership is being taken for granted. What would happen if he loosed it?

Gov. Romney Bests President Obama, According to GSPM Horse Race

David K. Rehr | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Forty-nine percent of respondents believe Joe Biden won last week's vice presidential debate, compared to Paul Ryan's 27 percent. Twenty percent believe neither candidate won the debate.

Moral Leadership: What Obama Has to Show Tomorrow in the Debate Performance, and for Real

George Lakoff | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Mr. President, this is a grand performance that means something; it is much more than a policy debate where most people won't understand or remember the fine details of the policies. We need you to show America what real moral leadership is.

Obama's Debate Mission

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.

Mr. President: Next Debate, Make Moral Choice Clear

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mr. President, when you walk on stage in the next debate I would like to hear you say that the choice is not just about whose tax plan you like or who has the better health care strategy. It's much more fundamental than that. This is a choice about our national character.