Obama Spokeswoman Fears Obama Will Be Too Professorial For Low-Information Voters in Debates

Posted by on Oct 01, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Boy, these Obama hacks are spinning furiously in advance of the debate this week. The latest schtick has him being so dazzlingly brilliant the great unwashed out there will be unable to fully digest his magnificence.

“[W]hat the American [people] are looking for is not just a professorial list of facts or accomplishments or even goals,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said yesterday as part of her ongoing, almost-comical attempt to lower expectations going into the debates. She then lamented that Obama “has a tendency to give longer, substantive answers.”

Psaki’s concern that Professor Obama will appear during the debates is understandable given that “he was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer” at the University of Chicago Law School in 1999.

Still, Obama’s background as a professor is more of a running joke in conservative circles than a typical Democratic criticism of the president. So why would Psaki bring it up now (beyond, again, the absurd expectations game that both sides play)?

Maybe it has to do with their target audience. “He wants to speak directly to the families — the people who are on their couches at home, having snacks, drinking a beer, drinking soda, whatever it is, and tuning in for the first time — and that’s who he’s speaking directly to,” she said.

It doesn’t really matter what he says since all the talking heads immediately afterward will tell us Obama wiped the floor with Romney. So ignore whatever you glean from the debate and wait for the deep thinkers in the media to tell you who won. Speaking of low-information voters, can you watch the debates on your Obama Phone?

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2 Responses to “Obama Spokeswoman Fears Obama Will Be Too Professorial For Low-Information Voters in Debates”

  1. Chipperoo on 1/01/12 at 4:01 pm

    If Jen is so down on her man, then why doesn’t she just tell him not to show up?

  2. MT Geoff on 1/01/12 at 6:32 pm

    If the debaters go into policy, they are disconnected from the viewers and voters. If the debaters work on showing their empathy, they’re dodging policy issues. The debaters — both of them — are going to get snotty remarks whether they focus on policy or empathy.