Obama 'Views' Romney 'With Disdain'
8:41 AM, Oct 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
According to a piece published in today's New York Times, President Barack Obama "views" Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney "with disdain."
The admission comes in a piece about how Obama is retooling for the next debate after getting demolished by Romney in the last one, and how his campaign is now putting faith in Vice President Joe Biden's performance this Thursday against Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate.
"Like other presidents, Mr. Obama’s debate preparations were hindered by his day job, his practice sessions often canceled or truncated because of events, advisers said. One session took place just after he addressed a service for the four Americans slain in Libya, leaving him distracted," the Times reports.
"Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship. He did not do all that well in 2008 but benefited from Senator John McCain’s grumpy performances. Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain. It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity, aides said."
Currently, Biden is locked down, prepping for Thursday's debate: