Obama Strategist: We Will Not Be Trapped Into This ‘Debate’ Part Of The Presidential Debate
DENVER, COLORADO (The Global Edition) — After last night’s Presidential debate was declared a landslide victory for Mitt Romney by most major media outlets and political analysts, the Obama campaign has faced significant pressure from both media and voters regarding the President’s performance, which many say was too cautious and detached.
Barney Tinkleweed, senior speech strategist for the Obama/Biden 2012 campaign, assured voters earlier today that they know exactly what they are doing.
“We will not allow the President to get trapped in this whole debate thing. I mean, it is just a Presidential debate. It’s not as if it was a formal contest involving different viewpoints and propositions advocated for by opposing speakers. That would be a completely different ballgame,” Mr. Tinkleweed said.
He continued by attacking Romney’s tactics of confrontation and comebacks.
“He employs this despicable tactic of disagreeing with our candidate in a very direct manner. Several times he addressed the President directly and with eye contact, and it was not to congratulate him on killing Osama bin Laden. And what’s with those zingers? Is that how a debate is run nowadays?”
Most in the media agree that Obama should have used some of the many gaffes and mistakes made by the Romney/Ryan campaign in recent weeks against the Republican candidate in the debate, but Mr. Tinkleweed underlined that their side would not succumb to such pressure.
“Yes, they are saying we should have attacked Romney with his own words. When he spoke about care for elderly, to throw his 47% remark back at him. When he talked about jobs, to remind him of how many people he has laid off. When he brought up social security, to bury him with his emergency rooms scheme, and so on and so forth. Listen, who does that? Yes, ok, if we were in some kind of direct contest with Mr. Romney, maybe. But we are running for the presidency here. Just let us do our job the Democrats’ way,” Mr. Tinkleweed added.