The cause of President Obama’s stunning loss in Wednesday night’s debate can be distilled to a single factor: The man thinks too much of himself and his “accomplishments,” and his advisers feel the same way.
The president who showed up Wednesday night really believes his own PR. He didn’t think there was anything to debate. He actually is under the impression he’s done a great job, and that Americans will just passively concur with his observations and conclusions.
Because he is Obama, he believes, they will accept that “trying” to fix things is enough. They’ll live with eight percent unemployment, one percent economic growth, trillion dollar deficits, a healthcare law they don’t like, and a vanishing ability of the United States to affect world events.
Obama is not bullshitting you when he says everything is George W. Bush’s fault. He really believes it, and thinks you will too.