Keller @ Large: No Excuses, Obama Laid An Egg In Debate

October 5, 2012 7:00 AM
Keller @ Large: No Excuses, Obama Laid An Egg In Debate
" BOSTON (CBS) – There are many explanations being tossed around for the stinker of a debate performance turned in Wednesday night by President Obama, everything from lack of debate prep to altitude sickness from being in Denver.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

Download: kelleratlargeoct52012.mp3

Most of them are pretty silly.

Perhaps the best analysis occurred to those who recall the Celtics, after playing superbly in the first five games of their playoff with Miami last spring, laying an egg in game six – sometimes, you just go out there and lay an egg.

But one theory I’ve heard struck me as especially intriguing.

It says that Mr. Obama has built so much of his success on keeping his cool that he overdid the self-restraint in the debate because he has so much contempt for Mitt Romney that he had to overdo it just to keep from lashing out.

If true, that was probably a wise move.

To the extent that Mr "

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