President Obama jokes on his ‘poor performance’ during presidential debate (Video)By Angel Cuala on Oct 8, 2012 in International, Politics, United States •
US President Barack Obama joked on Sunday, October 7, 2012, as shown in the video on his performance during his first presidential debate with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney last week; in which former US Vice President Al Gore later put the blame on the altitude in Denver, nicknamed the Mile High City.
President Obama, speaking in ’30 Days to
Victory Concert election campaign
Image Credit: AP video
As noted at The Hill on Monday, President Obama made the joke while speaking during a star-studded campaign fundraiser at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles titled ’30 Days to Victory Concert.’ He was introduced to the crowd by Hollywood actor George Clooney.
“Everybody here are just incredible professionals. They’re such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. I can’t always say the same,” President Obama jokes, with the crowd laughing and cheering to him. He noted that his 2008 presidential campaign also had “bumps in the road.”
“Things always look good in retrospect. But in the middle of it, we were — we made all kinds of mistakes. We goofed up. I goofed up. But the American people carried us forward.” Mr. Obama added, who was joined in the event by musicians including Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder.
“Everything we fought so hard for in 2008 is on the line in 2012. And I need your help to finish what we started. I need your help. If there’s one thing I know, we’ve come a long way and we’ve come too far to turn back now.” The president explained, with the concert noted to be one of his biggest election campaign events.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, veteran special events producer Ken Ehrlich was the executive producer of the event, and and was organized by the Barack Obama 2012 campaign’s Entertainment Advisory Council, led by producers Eric Ortner and Bruce Roberts.
US President Barack Obama, joking about his performance during presidential debate
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