‘I had a bad night’, Obama says about debate

2012-10-11 07:02

Washington – US President Barack Obama admitted he had a “bad night,” offering his most expansive mea culpa yet for a drowsy debate performance which let Mitt Romney back into the White House race.

But Obama insisted in an interview with ABC News that the “fundamentals” of the November 6 election had not changed, and that his performance had not doomed his hopes of a second term.

“Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad night. It’s not the first time I’ve had a bad night,” Obama told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, as he remembered the now infamous night in Denver a week ago.

“What’s important is the fundamentals of what this race is about haven’t changed,” Obama said.

“You know, Governor Romney went to a lot of trouble to try to hide what his positions are.”

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