Obama ... Rope a dope ?—
Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 04, 2012
Think President Obama flopped at Wednesday night’s presidential debate in Denver? Pfft. President Smarty Pants’ armchair debate coaches know it was all part of his brilliant, deliberate strategy.
Romney looks more confident and energetic – he's about a minute away from holding Obama down and cutting his hair. This better be ropeadope—
Bill Maher (@billmaher) October 04, 2012
Rope-a-doping. Uh huh. Because Obama is clearly the Muhammad Ali of politics. More variations on the strategy spin:
Debate looked like re run of Bush-Kerry first debate 2004. President lacked fight. Deliberate?—
David Gregory (@davidgregory) October 04, 2012
Strategy is everything…Let the enemy "Expose their own lies".. Then POW! the big finish! I am very confident Pres Obama will deliver!!—
Tyrese Gibson (@Tyrese) October 04, 2012
MSDNC reporter said Obama deliberately lost-it's a rope-a-dope tactic.lol—
Sara Noble (@indiesentinel) October 04, 2012
Some people suggest that Obama is luring Romney like the Russians lured Napoleon, getting him in too deep and out of his element. Maybe…—
Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) October 04, 2012
People on the left side of the Twitterverse quickly salved their debate wounds with the rope-a-dope spin.
Maybe last night's debate was Obama's version of Rope-A-Dope. Let Romney punch himself out in Round 1; come back stronger in Round 2?—
Keith W. Jenkins (@keithwj) October 04, 2012
Obama's playing 'rope-a-dope' with Romney. The final image after the last debate will be a beaming Obama.—
Max Keiser (@maxkeiser) October 04, 2012
Obama is the rope-a-dope artist and when he is elected at least some will understand how it happened.—
Stephen C. Rose (@stephencrose) October 04, 2012
Don’t stop, belieeeeevin’. Hold on to that feeeeeeling!