Obama: ‘I Was Just Too Polite’ In Debate

President Obama thinks he went too easy on Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate last week, but assured supporters that he still has two more opportunities to throw some punches, reports the Huffington Post.

“Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true,” Obama said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Wednesday. “It gets repetitive. But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term.…And, you know, I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one.”

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