Barack Obama Reacts To Concern Over Joe Biden After Dismal Performance Vs. Trump: “Bad Debate Nights Happen”

Former President Barack Obama weighed in Friday on President Joe Biden’s dismal debate performance the night before, offering a bit of perspective on the anxieties following his own listless showing in 2012.

Obama wrote on X/Twitter, “Bad debate nights happen. Trust me, I know. But this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who only cares about himself. Between someone who tells the truth; who knows right from wrong and will give it to the American people straight — and someone who lies through his teeth for his own benefit. Last night didn’t change that, and it’s why so much is at stake in November.”

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Twelve years ago, Republican challenger Mitt Romney won the debate against Obama, an event that saw pundits on both sides of the aisle pan the then-president’s performance and raised new alarms for Democrats that their November prospects were in doubt.

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But the prospects improved in part after Biden, then vice president, debated Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan. A number of pundits saw Biden as the victor.

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