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The President We Were Missing During The Debate Shows Up At Denver Rally

As Steve Benen noted, this is the guy everyone was wondering what happened to during the debate last night and let's hope he shows up for the next two -- Fired-up Obama speaks at post-debate rally: One of the main criticisms I've seen of

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As Steve Benen noted, this is the guy everyone was wondering what happened to during the debate last night and let's hope he shows up for the next two -- Fired-up Obama speaks at post-debate rally:

One of the main criticisms I've seen of President Obama's debate performance -- which, again, has nothing to do with substance and everything to do with style -- was how timid he seemed. There was no fire, no engagement, no aggressiveness. The president was calm, the argument goes, to the point of detachment.

A half-day later, Obama spoke to supporters in Denver and showed the fiery side that clearly wasn't on display on stage last night. [...]

He also openly mocked Romney's call to cut off PBS: "Thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on Big Bird."

If you're thinking, "Where was this guy last night?" I think it's fair to say a lot of Obama supporters are asking that same question. But I also believe the president sees the debate as a mistake -- one that he intends to correct.

Go read the rest of Steve's post for a partial transcript of President Obama's remarks.

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