'Feistier' Obama Surfaces
President rips into Romney at Denver rally
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2012 2:27 PM CDT
President Obama waves as he arrives at a campaign rally in Denver Thursday.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

(Newser) – Obama fans might take heart. The man they wanted to show up at last night's debate finally surfaced at a rally in Denver today. Stories are using words like "feistier" (Washington Post), "aggressive" (the AP), "coming out swinging" (the Hill), and "fired up" (Politico) to describe the president's speech. Some examples:

  • That "very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney" last night must have been an imposter, said Obama, because "the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country all year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to the wealthy, but the fellow onstage last night did not know anything about that."
  • "The Mitt Romney we all know invested in companies that were pioneers in outsourcing. But the guy onstage last night said he doesn’t even know about laws that encourage offshoring."
  • “I mean thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on Big Bird. It’s about time. We didn’t know that Big Bird was driving the federal deficit. But that’s what we heard last night. Elmo, too?"
  • “Gov. Romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth."
  • The Romney camp dismissed it all as "damage control."
The president adjusted to the altitude, apparently?

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Oct 6, 2012 10:05 PM CDT
This was so lame! Romney was just who he is.Obama as just who he is that same night also,Obama without a teleprompter.lol! hope he cannot have any puppet strings throughout the debate,so we can hear what the real Obama has to say and not his other half imposter self with a teleprompter.
Oct 5, 2012 9:50 AM CDT
All of Obama's gay and lesbian Hollywood supporters chastised him for his poor performance.... Yea they did.... Obama has always tried to ACT like a President... but it's hard for him, when he's so incompetent . but he still a great actor to his fans . those nit wit Democrats ... The nit wit Democrats, think the "dumb f__k" Obama is smart . and his incompetence . is intelligence..... Sam Jack said it best, "wake the f__k up" you nit wit Democrats.
Oct 4, 2012 10:42 PM CDT
Re: PBS, NPR, PRI... The public owns the airwaves that every channel is broadcast on. Shouldn't we own at least one single, solitary channel that is broadcast on those airwaves?