O'Reilly: Obama debated like a 'boring college professor'
'Factor' host explains why the president lost round one
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- Date Oct 4, 2012
'Factor' host explains why the president lost round one
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Stronger reaction -- last night's presidential debate of what was not brought up on the big stage here is a clip now.
On the topic of education have a listen.
When he tells a -- wouldn't that.
Help you should borrow money.
-- your parents to go to college.
-- that indicates the degree to which.
You know there may not be as much -- focus on the fact that folks like myself folks like Michelle kids.
Probably to attend University of Denver just don't have that option and -- present your -- As presently -- airplane and -- -- house but not your own facts are I'm not gonna cut education funding.
One -- -- singers from last night bill O Reilly's anchor the O'Reilly Factor good morning to you bill thank you for your time.
All silly -- -- a new book killing Kennedy which I'll get to that in a moment because I know you like the way that came out a great deal.
What did you think it last night.
If you had any doubt about who -- -- which older MSNBC.
And it was all black.
It was like a funeral procession break through there they were distraught.
So that of course they switch back to Fox News Channel and -- -- and objective analysis.
The problem -- -- president Obama's -- came -- as -- boring college professor.
That's how we came -- I was surprised if you see.
Much more energetic you looked tired.
And Mitt Romney you know he had his facts.
At his fingertips.
Didn't do anything extraordinary.
-- you we'd just much more focus.
So the contrast between Romney and Obama.
Put the governor over the top but I I seated more Obama lost -- -- Romney warning.
That's how are you -- I'm okay now that you beat before the debate started you were encouraging Romney to be aggressive.
To really go -- and rove and -- were saying view and a well known now about that's not the way to go.
Right and and Romney followed their advice to not mind and that's why I think you made.
Day be a mistake when you when you're in a prize fight.
A boxing match and and that's what -- -- -- verbal boxing match and you see your opponent to hire all week you go in and you hammer him.
The governor didn't do that.
What the governor should have -- at the end when he clearly had won the debate and he -- we have more.
Was in his closing statement of two minutes said look into the Cameron said.
I just want you to know that I.
To improve this nation we are in rubble here.
In America we are in rubble.
And everybody should know -- and unfortunately the president may be a good man has no answer.
But I do.
And I have to turn that surround -- with your help by well.
And that you know he didn't do that not yet he won by Al lot -- points but he did not come to the.
I thought his style is probably more to your point but he did -- a much more subtle way.
Yeah I -- he came across it says non threatening.
And of course to me that's.
But prime minister threatened me -- What are our right out and say yeah but I would ask you about this bill because these flash polls come out you know this is really a taste of emotion.
In the moments after the debate but CBS found 56% of the people they polled said that they're there their views of Romney -- change for the better.
So -- does last night now put this campaign on a different course.
Oh yes that's certainly true it does that mean as is usual aren't -- -- -- but the people who didn't change their minds speakers.
You are on our and that kind of shallow.
Situation I mean I don't mean take -- seriously but they're very important point is that.
Mitt Romney now as reenergize his campaign his -- raising will increase it'll make it more difficult for the president to run the propagandist.
TV yet because people now have seen Romney and they have seen him tell the president hey look.
You're you're not tell the truth about my record I got five -- that was his best line I got five ways they -- -- that's not true all the time victory over and over I'm still not gonna believe.
It's like a parent can relate to something right and that was -- line it was written.
But that would be best line of the night at the end -- your first answer you were saying.
Why Obama lost this.
Yeah but let's go back -- that bit but that -- -- have you thought about why we got this President Obama last night.
And not someone that was more aggressive over someone that the left really wanted to go after with governor Romney.
Well I am not a psychiatrist so I don't really know but it looked to me like Barack Obama was distracted.
The fact that he didn't even bring up the governor is gap of 47%.
He gave him bringing that up.
That was amazing.
I kept waiting for it.
And it it never happened but the question is why what what what I am aware of that question.
I -- I had as a possible you're insulated by too few folks telling the same thing every day.
It's possible that that you know he took a cold medicine I mean look nobody know.
So I don't even bother speculating in that regard.
It was a very big night for the president he did not bring his a game.
That's the fact that's what happened and now the campaign changes.
You'll see it in the polls.
Rodney will be -- head now in a -- swing states.
Actually you'll probably go ahead by water to.
But you know we got two more debates and believe me when I tell you Barack Obama is not going to be is flat next time.
It'll be the biggest headline coming up in ten days as to how much preparation is putting into this and what is daily schedule is now the book.
You like it.
Yeah I -- why should we read it.
I I would is a freshman in high school when Kennedy was killed every -- everything about it and so does everybody who was alive at that time.
And they remember where they -- are and at all would be -- in my maternal grandmother.
Her name was Winifred committee.
-- -- Kennedy's in my family.
-- personal to me and I just wanted to tell everybody.
What happened to JFK how he actually was killed -- events leading up to it and who he was both good and bad and we succeeded.
In the first -- -- released this Tuesday of this week killing candies sold more than 100000.
-- while and 24 hour.
What do we -- politically very basic what are we learn that's new.
Everything we had access to the FBI guys who were we're in -- right after the murder.
Primarily the guy who was assigned to marine -- as well.
We know everything about -- everything he did from the time -- -- -- in Minsk Russia to the timing shot the president.
All that's -- About Kennedy himself.
We had people.
-- with him.
In all of the details that some good some bad.
But the most harrowing part of the book is the depth JFK's baby catcher.
And it changed his life forever changed and it.
And I get into that pretty pretty heavily so it's not just a book about the murder of the president it's a book about him.
Thank you bill looking forward to reading it okay -- -- in my life edited the new book Bill O'Reilly thank you for your time we'll see you later tonight at 8 o'clock in prime time.