Humility. The dude has none and that is one of those character flaws that always sinks people.
Barack Obama actually believes his press clippings. Going back to his Hawaii daze and his Chicago days, he was showered with accolades and told just how smart he is. No one ever told him he was just a man with luck, an above-average intellect and some powerful second city backers.
Kind of like the kid who can throw a 70 MPH fastball at the age of 11. By 15 he's popping it at 87 and the everyone is still praising him. But then he hits 16 and the other kids can hit a fastball really far and he's brought back to earth and realizes he has to actually work at throwing a curve, change-up or slider.
Except Obama never was exposed to the kid who could pound the shit out of a ball. Obama never actually was stretched out intellectually during his debates and never had any vision guiding him to, I don't know, vote yes or no or write a bill that actually could get passed. Sure, he faced Hillary Clinton but in spite of what the media says, she's not all that bright either. I mean, think about it, after Juanita Brodderick, Gennifer Flowers and the endless others, she was still shocked that Slick Willy was getting a hummer behind his desk. Hell, any guy paying attention knew it just by looking at the smug bastard.
But Obama has never been challenged and you saw it on his face during the last debate. He thought himself the school yard bully and instead of beating the little Mormon kid, the little Mormon kid popped him right square in the mug, broke his nose and made him bleed on his tailored shirt.
But just like the bully, Obama would never admit he got an ass-whipping of epic proportions. The bully dances around and screams "lucky shot" or some other such bullshit while his friends stand gaping and everyone else snickers. And just like the bully, Obama will never, ever admit he lost or could have done something better to prepare because the bully, stud pitcher or so-called smartest man ever doesn't have to:
When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him. But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won. In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.I love that the arrogant SOB really believed he won. He probably still does and that's where I believe Romney can land some serious body-shots. Obama doesn't believe in practice, he will go through the motions just like the 15-year old fireballer does. Instead of getting down to business and learning his facts, he'll act like he's preparing.
You see, Obama has never been challenged and thinks he's smarter than all of us. But like i always tell my son, there's always somebody better out there. Someone is working their ass off and looking to take your starting position. Some people eventually get it and some end up second string. Let's hope this is the latter.