Last Wednesday night it was obvious to everyone that President Obama had lost his debate against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Everyone, except President Obama who reportedly thought he had won.
An unidentified Democrat close to the Obama campaign claimed that the President did not take his debate prep seriously, ignored the advice of advisors and refused to use prepared one-liners about Romney not caring about the 47%, reports the Daily Mail.
The Democrat said: "President Obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else, anything, but debate prep. He kept breaking off whenever he got the opportunity and never really focused on the event."
President Obama decided to take a break from his debate prep in Henderson, Nevada and also in Denver, Colorado, where he spent rehearsal time visiting the Hoover Dam.
The Democrat added: "He went into the debate armed with a number of one-liners to throw at Romney, including at least two about Romney not caring about 47% of the country. But he decided not to use them."
"To his credit, the President believes that debates are about substance rather than performance. He felt that his argument about the direction this country should take was much stronger than Romney's. Unfortunately, that's not the way modern debates work."
After the debate, Romney got a huge boost in the polls, pulling ahead of Pres. Obama in the Gallop and Pew polls by 4 percent, which was actually an 8 point jump from where he was just two weeks ago.
Vice President Joe Biden will debate Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, in Danville, Kentucky on Thursday.