President Obama: 'I Was Too Polite'

"We're going to go ahead and win this thing," the president says. Can we count on some anger in the next debate?

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Criticism of President Obama for refusing to get fired up over unfair attacks against him and lies by his opponents is as old as his first run for the presidency, but now even he acknowledges that he was "too polite" in his first debate against Mitt Romney. However, he assured radio host Tom Joyner in a recent interview, "We're going to go ahead and win." CBS News reports:

"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," the president said, when asked what happened at the debate. "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."

Questioned on why he "had the open shot and ... didn't take it" in last week's debate, the president said "I understand, but you know, what happens though is that when people lose one game, you know, this is a long haul."…

He added: "By next week I think a lot of the hand-wringing will be complete because we're going to go ahead and win this thing."

If winning this thing involves even a fraction of the emotion (and accompanying impoliteness) expressed by the Obama "Anger Translator" in this Key and Peele skit that poked fun at his nonchalance a while back, those who are hungry for presidential outrage are in for a much more satisfying performance next week.

Warning: NSFW.

Read more at CBS News.

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