Obama’s Rocky Mountain High? — Gore Suggests, It Was the Altitude

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President Barack Obama during a presidential debate with Mitt Romney at the University of Denver.

Al Gore, who famously had his own problem with presidential debates that became fodder for Saturday Night Live in 2000, thinks he may be on to President Barack Obama’s problem at the debate with Mitt Romney in Denver last night.

“Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today — just a few hours before the debate started,” Gore said in a talk-show on his cable TV network, Current. “Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know…”

Of course, Obama was nominated for the presidency in Denver four years ago, with an open-stadium acceptance speech that went a long way.

He had a little more time then to get acclimated.

(With a nod to our friends at The Weekly Standard.) 

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