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Bridget Johnson


October 4, 2012 - 7:40 am

Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told CNN that she doesn’t think “the American people make a judgment on who they’re going to vote for by an instant poll coming out of a debate.”

“They’re not looking for an attacker in chief, which is what Mitt Romney was last night. They’re looking for a commander in chief,” she said.

A CNN poll found 67 percent believe Romney won the debate, compared to 25 percent for President Obama.

Winning didn’t necessarily mean liking: Forty-six percent said they found Romney more likable, compared with 45 percent for Obama.

Branding her boss’ performance as “calm,” Psaki said Obama didn’t hit on the 47 percent, Bain, or other expected hit points because “the president didn’t go into the debate last night with a checklist of attack lines that he wanted to deliver on.”

“I think Mitt Romney failed. He got an F for delivery of facts,” she said. “I mean, think, you know, he was time and time again misleading the American people. I think when we go back through the transcript of last night, that’s going to be a take away as well.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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