Obama ‘believed he had BEATEN Romney’ in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides on preparation
- Obama believes he’d got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign
- The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown
- Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn’t think he needed to even engage with him
- Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them
When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him.
But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won.
In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.
But I believe that while his arrogance is unlimited, Mr. Obama would never have lost an opportunity to nail Romney to the wall.