This morning, investigative reporter and WaPo associate editor Bob Woodward told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade that Obama’s lousy debate performance was due to foreign affairs or something “in his presidential or personal life” that distracted him. Woodward pointed to the prevalence of “umms” and “uhhs” as evidence of the distraction, because, as we all know, President Obama is normally the epitome of eloquence.
So, something with foreign affairs, huh? Well, it couldn’t’ve been yesterday’s retaliatory strikes by Turkey against Syria, since Obama addressed that something by hawking his wedding anniversary for email addresses …
Woodward might be on to something, though. After all, the president’s “constraints of governing” already took away from his practice time; it only makes sense that any further distractions would really hamper his performance when showtime finally came.
People who watched the debate, people who are all too familiar with President Obama’s inability to perform under pressure, weren’t buying Woodward’s excuse:
Sounds about right.