October 4, 2012
TUNKU VARADARAJAN: What the heck happened to Obama? “He wasn’t exactly sweaty-Nixonesque, but the Obama on display in Denver was more flaccid, dull-brained, and shifty than we’ve ever seen him in the White House. One thing is clear: Romney’s a debater—and he’s likable.” I thought Obama looked pretty much the same as always.
And reader John Lucas writes: “Obama’s inability to stand up to Romney, to look him in the eye, to speak effectively without a Teleprompter and his apparent lack of preparation all give us a good insight into why he is reluctant to meet with foreign leaders. They are going to be a lot more aggressive and forceful with him than Romney was last night, and he can’t handle it.”