Reblog: Did Obama ‘Rope-A-Dope’ Romney?

A generous assessment. But based on his treatment by Congress, the Tea Party, Donald Trump, birthers, and the business community, President Obama needed to emulate Joe Louis in the second Max Schmeling fight (Mike Tyson is preferable but Joe Louis is a more appropriate boxing metaphor for the nation’s first black President).

Alonzo Brooklyn

I have a theory about the first presidential debate. Here it is:

For Obama to be as bad as he was, could it be that it was intentional? Did he practice in politics what Muhammad Ali practiced in the ring against George Foreman? Did he intentionally let Romney punch himself out? Did he intentionally let Romney give it his best shot?

Was the reason why he had his head down and was doing all of that writing because he was recording everything Romney said so that he can come back in the third round and knock him out with all of the information he gained? Did he take the bruising licks on purpose? Did he refuse to unload the ammunition that everybody says he has on Romney because he’s reserving it for a surprise flurry in the third round of devastating right jabs and left hooks?

Did Obama ‘rope-a-dope’ Romney…

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2 Responses to Reblog: Did Obama ‘Rope-A-Dope’ Romney?

  1. Dale Benjamin Drakeford says:

    You might be on to something here. Given his enthusiasm the next day, something was up. I thought perhaps an illness he was fighting through, or distain he was trying not to disclose (but couldn’t help). Your idea sounds brilliant and I hope it is the case. My piece will be titled Fixated On The Ties because I too thought there was something psychological going on–about how Romney wore red and Obama blue. The debate was indeed so bad, that I got lost in accessory psychology. Hmmmm… Rope-A-Dope, I like it. Feel free to expand on your thinking here, Mike.


    • I reblogged Alonso Brooklyn’s piece. I’d rather Obama had slugged it out on Wednesday. Mitt Romney dropped his right a couple of times and as a southpaw, President Obama could have landed powerful hooks that would have laid out Mendacious Mitt for a KO.


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