Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shaking the Rust Off -

"Shaken by a performance that he immediately called “terrible,” Reagan told reporters a few days later that he had found debating as an incumbent much more difficult than debating as a challenger. “I think the incumbent is—unless he drops a bomb on the other fellow—is going to automatically be tagged as not having done well because he didn’t destroy somebody.” Asked if an incumbent is always at a disadvantage, Reagan responded, “Sure, because he’s under attack. I look back now at the times in debates when I wasn’t the incumbent and never realized how easy it was to be on the other side.”"

Good read from George Condon, Jr. on the difficulties of being the incumbent in presidential debates, which begin this week between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney...

Read the entire article: Shaking the Rust Off -

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