Friday, October 5, 2012

An Explanation for the President's Performance

Al Gore offered an explanation Wednesday night for President Obama's poor debate performance:
“I’m going to say something controversial here . . . Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust. I don't know... Maybe."
Speaking from experience, I would say that Gore may be right. Every time I have flown into Denver it has always taken me awhile to adjust to the altitude. When your lungs are not acclimated to the thin air, it does makes you lethargic and off your game.

And, believe me we all know, even conservatives, that the president was off his game.


mythopolis said...

The same thought occurred to me, and it poses the question of who is guiding him into the debates and why they didn't think of such a possibility. The next day though, he seemed the Obama I thought he was. For one, I think he is genuinely a gentleman and took the slaps across the cheek best he could, although I winced for him. Secondly I have to give him this other grain of salt. He is the President of the United States. Just because there is an election going on doesn't mean that the phone in the Oval Office is going unanswered, and that all kinds of shit isn't going down in the world, and he is expected to have a position on these. Romney is like a fly on his nose. Nevertheless, he needs to get the swatter out of the drawer.

Stickup Artist said...

The same occurred to me. I have an inner ear problem and have suffered from motion/air/sea sickness my whole life. (I take one pill for dizziness and another for nausea which works well for me so I can fly and go on boats). But, the one time I had to land in Denver, I was a mess. Talking from personal experience, it is a highly plausible explanation.