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Obama Defends Debate Performance: 'I Was Just Too Polite'

11:36 AM, Oct 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama defended his debate performance last week by saying that he "was just too polite."

The president was asked about the debate on the Tom Joyner Morning Show earlier this morning, according to the Huffington Post.

"Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true," Obama said in response to the question.

"It gets repetitive. But, you know, the good news is, is that’s just the first one. Governor Romney put forward a whole bunch of stuff that either involved him running away from positions that he had taken, or doubling down on things like Medicare vouchers that are going to hurt him long term."

He continued, "And, you know, I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one."

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