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So. The nutroots is high-fiving each other over Obama's performance. They did that after Biden's debate, too...until all his untruths were categorized and the effect of his jerkwad demeanor set in.

Obama made 2 big mistakes, one that's being talked about and one that isn't. The Libya question is the one that is being talked about. Candy Crowley tried desperately to rescue him on that one, but Obama never explicitly linked the Libya 9/11 attacks to terrorism in the Rose Garden and in fact continued to sell the video meme for days afterwards.

I think that threw Mitt off. Right when Obama was stumbling through that, the camera happened to have a closeup of an incredulous Mitt, who said "You said that?" Mitt clearly knew Obama was lying there and was poised to pounce. That was the point where Crowley barged in.

That's going to cost Obama in the days ahead. But there's an even more painful mistake that he made: guns.

The AK-47 question forced Obama to give his real opinion on gun control - he wants an assault weapons ban. That's one thing, but his key mistake was in mentioning handguns.

Where are not only assault weapons and especially handguns popular?

ROTFL. Get ready:


Holy ammo belts, Batman! How eager is the NRA to cut commercials together and run them in those states? That was an ENORMOUS unforced error that's going to cost him.

Frank Luntz's focus group is tearing Obama to pieces, including one guy who just called Obama "bullsh1t" on live TV :)
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