Obama Often Struggled In Debate Prep, Had To Cancel Sessions

President Obama alternately performed well and poorly in his debate prep sessions leading up to Wednesday night’s debate and had to cancel or cut short prep sessions due to his busy schedule, reports the New York Times.

Like other presidents, Mr. Obama’s debate preparations were hindered by his day job, his practice sessions often canceled or truncated because of events, advisers said. One session took place just after he addressed a service for the four Americans slain in Libya, leaving him distracted…

 

Advisers had seen two presidents during practice debates, one who had been listless and passive two nights before and another energetic and aggressive the next night. It turned out the former was the one who showed up in Denver…

 

Mr. Obama’s alternating performances left aides walking off Air Force One in Denver looking worried.

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