Gore: Obama’s poor debate performance may’ve been because of… altitude sickness

posted at 2:01 pm on October 4, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

If this isn’t a Democratic-excuse-making shark-jumper, I don’t know what is.

AL GORE: I’m going to say something controversial here. Uh, Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep, in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, uh — I don’t know, maybe…

Yes, I’m sure that the tiring effects of a freshly heightened altitude made all the difference in the world, and that Obama’s terrible showing couldn’t have had anything to do with his abysmal record of failure or his deep-seated antipathy to being challenged by non-friendly fire, and that Romney’s vim and verve was fueled along by all of that high-altitude debate training he’s done. Or something.


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Well at least he didn’t blame the bad performance on global warming.

JPeterman on October 4, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Why would the high altitude bother Obama? Isn’t he like God according to some members of the media? You’d think he’d be used to being up in the clouds.

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Yeah… That’s IT Sport….

Global Warm’n Claims another empty chair

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

…Mooch needs to be Algore’s dietician!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Or maybe Obies 3rd chakra needed massaging.

BoxHead1 on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Gore: Obama’s poor debate performance may’ve been because of… alttitude sickness

enhanced.

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

FFS, Al…..it was a debate, they weren’t climbing up to 14K day 1 with rucksacks……

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I though Mt Olympus was higher than Denver

faraway on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Stop for a moment and think about this.

This man almost became President of the United States.

Red Cloud on October 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Goracle Blames Denver’s High Altitude For Obama’s Debate Loss…
…yeah, and all that HEAT from GloBULL Warming caused OBOZO to lose his concentration (those many dead brain cells from his massive dug use couldn’t possibly be responsible for that!)

TeaPartyNation on October 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

How many times has he blathered in the Rockies over the past few months…geez…

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I think Obama’s problem is that he hasn’t led in 4 years. He is still in community organizing mode and has not been in touch with any issues. He had no clue last night, talking points will only take someone so far.

tommer74 on October 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

but he’s like Lebron baby….. dayumn…This chicago bballer should be able to roll into any town and be dunkin’ on Romney all night, right?

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Thank heavens there wasnt a national emergency whily Wimpy was having altitude sickness. Must be that cimate change.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Voters have ‘attitude sickness’ re: Barry.

BHO Jonestown on October 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Maybe if His Highness’s nose wasn’t so far up his you-know-what he could get more oxygen to his brain to compensate for the altitude.

Lily on October 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Oxygen is racist. /

cep on October 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Gore is becoming a self parody. He must have really lost his mind completely, no wonder his wife got rid of him. The Goracle and his “chakraas” need to be shipped to Mars. I feel sorry for Gore’s children, pernicious liberalism seems to be congenital and is a terrible mental illness. (See Kennedy family).

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

golfin’ ain’t keepin’ his cardio up? Maybe he should try joggin’ a bit.

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

While I meant

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

MSNBC’s flag at half mast.

— Brian Sack (@brian_sack) October 4, 2012

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Psst, Dummygore, Mitt Romney was at the same level.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I thought Obama is used to being high…

Electrongod on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

How utterly embarrassing.

darwin on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I moved to Denver from sea level having never been there before. The altitude is only noticeable the first week and when you have to exert energy…

…or are getting royally embarrassed on live national television in front of 50 million + people.

hisfrogness on October 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Well, he got plenty of sleep the last few weeks, so bein “in some ways taaaahhrd” couldn’t have been an issue. I mean, he slept right through his ambassador’s murder…..

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

He was missing the Greek columns.

stukinIL4now on October 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Not it was the heat from global warming.

bayview on October 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Ed Schultz is even crazier.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The scary thing is….. Al was almost President… and even worse… he is probably smarter than the Guy that beat him….

Don’t say much for America… now does it.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Excellent collection

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

So Algore attributes Obama’s performance to the altitude. That he only had a couple hours at 5000′. Except that the airplane he flew in on was pressurized to about an 8000′ foot cabin altitude. And he spends a lot of time in AF1. Which means he spends a lot of time at 8000′. Sorry, Al.

av8tr on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

To think this moron was almost President.

jawkneemusic on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

while Al Qaeda is raising its flag over our embassies and consulates, Obama is getting his own torn down off the flag pole and Mitt stomped on it….

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Oink, oink-oink, snort, oink …

Pork-Chop on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

The only reason it all went the way it did.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

and here is Axleturd begging the media to report their side, even tho his dude was schooled..*facepalm*

hillsoftx on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Obama’s poor debate performance may’ve been because of… Global Warming

haha. Al go for a walk Al. Enough with the Global Warming.

SparkPlug on October 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Romney is taller than Babmi, by Al Gore’s reasoning, Romney’s head should have exploded.

Alberta_Patriot on October 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The Smirk will bring him down, symbolically, and will be the title of the great movie, around next year.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Al Gore , grasping at thin air.

It is not like Obama has never been to Denver, no?

BTW Today Obama said he had no idea who he was debating last night.

Jabberwock on October 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

They told me if I voted for George H.W. Bush again, that we would have a Moron as vice president, and they were right!

cep on October 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Barry was only there to be Eye Candy

faraway on October 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

FFS, Al…..it was a debate, they weren’t climbing up to 14K day 1 with rucksacks……

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Frankly, it wasn’t a debate but a whoopin’

But seriously, I look forward to the first time when a media critter makes the connection that something might just well be Obama’s fault. Not a YouTube video, not the previous administration, not the economy, and certainly not altitude.

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

O/T slightly: But according to Breitbart, Obama is preparing an “October Surprise,” a major military operation against Libya. The Foreign Policy debate is scheduled for the 17th.

Expect Obama to time “H-Hour” to maximize the political benefit to him.

Romney was dominant and magnificent. But Obama is dirty and ruthless, and there are still tricks up his sleeve.

And to further debunk the Goracle:

So why aren’t the Broncos 8-0 at home ever year?
The Nuggets 41-0 at home every year?
The Rockies 81-0 at home every year?

The saddest thing is that he prefaced the comment with “I’m gonna say something controversial…” meaning he actual pre-meditated this. It wasn’t off the cuff. He thought about it well before he actually said it. Early on set dementia?

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I’m so glad he lost in 2000. What did Clinton see in him?

mrscullen on October 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Sanford and Sons, except the lady in Sanford is nice and mild.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

is this the best that you’ve got Al…..? Really?

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

O/T slightly: But according to Breitbart, Obama is preparing an “October Surprise,” a major military operation against Libya. The Foreign Policy debate is scheduled for the 17th.

Expect Obama to time “H-Hour” to maximize the political benefit to him.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Is he at least consulting Congress this time? I don’t see how this helps Obama. Libya is entirely a mess of his own making.

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Hily Shot,

Go to Drudge and look at Moochelle. She has a scowl on her face. No wait her face is a scowl.

I stole the Hily Shot line from Hawk Driver.

SparkPlug on October 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

did George Bush set the atmospheric pressure there?????

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:13 PM

It is not like Obama has never been to Denver, no?

Jabberwock on October 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

You mean other than the time he made the speech in front of those fake Greek columns?

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2012 at 2:13 PM

remember the 20 excuses bit John Belushi did in The Blues Brothers? “it wasn’t my fault!” That was the round table on Moaning Joe this morning.

DanMan on October 4, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I’ve been commenting on this for months. He’ll hit a neighborhood in Benghazi, or any in North Africa, or some ships in the Hormuz, prearranged with Ahmadinejad, to change the subjects of jobs/foolishness in the ME and N. Africa and in general.

Mitt needs to be prepared for this. It’s the only way. If you don’t vote for him, a CiC in war, you’re a “racist”.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:14 PM

When was the last time Barky was in Colorado campaigning or for an appearance? Did he have altitude sickness then? Not too weak to put his hand out.

Philly on October 4, 2012 at 2:14 PM

So Obama is a VICTIM of the altitude.

Maybe he shouldn’t put his nose so high in the air.

FlaMurph on October 4, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Al himself has a case of “psychoaltitudinitis”. His delusion of lofty intellectualism results in an actual mental impairment mimicking oxygen deprivation. This is also known as ‘hysterical hypoxia’.

M240H on October 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Obama was tired after saving a school bus full of children from a manbearpig.

NotCoach on October 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Bummer dOOd he had to use his best excuse for grabbing a masseuse on Obama’s terrible performance. Now he’ll have to come up with another one.

landowner on October 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Obama seemed fine on the stump today, talking about how mitt wants to Put Big Bird on welfare and how Romney doesn’t want to raise taxes on the rich and how he still wants to give big oil a break. Of course, he didn’t add the 90 billion in tax breaks to green energy projects

mrscullen on October 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Obama’s poor debate performance may’ve been because of… altitude attitude sickness

Bet he even sicker today after an hour and a half of being used for a mop.

antipc on October 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Between The Commie and The Talking Tree, the meaning of “Nobel winner” has now equalled the meanings of “honor student” and “hero.”

I’m beginning to think that this is the Newspeak that Orwell was concerned about.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM

As I said earlier in another thread on this topic, 0bama spends most of his time at 35,000 feet, flying around on Air Force One, going to parties, fundraisers, and talk shows. He ought to be better adjusted to altitude than anyone else on Earth at this point.

UltimateBob on October 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Ya, Big Al Fat Man,

Notwithstanding all your and Michael Mann’s fraud via the hockey stick trick, down south old man winter did not get the work and the wheat crop in far south america is in big trouble due to coldest weather in 100 years.

But, its just weather.

loon and fat, what a way to go down in history

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Gore, that is the dumbest bunch of crap that has come out of your mouth in months. You liberals are disgusting.

rplat on October 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM

word

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Awesome Jen Rubin piece today in WaPo: Media Sycophants Didn’t Help Obama

RepubChica on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Mentioned on another thread…..

….well, if he wouldn’t have spent his time in Las Vegas playing golf, where he told ordinary Americans not to go, he wouldn’t have been so damn loopy!

itsspideyman on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Is he at least consulting Congress this time? I don’t see how this helps Obama. Libya is entirely a mess of his own making.

Doughboy on October 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Wag the Dog

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

The rarified air of Olympus has affected the deity of the Commies.

God-willing, he’ll be coming back down to earth, very soon.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

OT: this may not be true….

@jaketapper: RT @daveweigel: At speech in Colorado, President Obama tells Americans that the jerk store has run out of Mitt Romney.

faraway on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Well, I guess that settles it or is here somebody willing to contradict Jabba Desilijic Tiure?

Valkyriepundit on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

The poor man had a complete mental breakdown after he lost to W.

Tragic, really.

Bruno Strozek on October 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Well if that’s the case I say the next debate should be held in Flagstaff.

The Notorious G.O.P on October 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM

he’s a victim of the altitude because he’s used to living in his own pressurized bubble kept aloft by his tongue-bathing hand maidens…….

ted c on October 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Awesome Jen Rubin piece today in WaPo: Media Sycophants Didn’t Help Obama

RepubChica on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Must be some irony in that piece, as an that other “conservative” David Brooks were among his biggest jock sniffers.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Al Gore is a donkey’s ass, Obama has a chicken roosting problem and it has nothing to do with Denver’s altitude.

SWalker on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

And global warming maybe.

Cicero43 on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Has Obama been suffering from altitude sickness for 4 years?

justjulie20 on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

ManBearPig strikes again. . .

JFS61 on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

OT: this may not be true….
@jaketapper: RT @daveweigel: At speech in Colorado, President Obama tells Americans that the jerk store has run out of Mitt Romney.
faraway on October 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

It’s not. I fell for it. Apparently it’s a Seinfeld episode

mrscullen on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Scroll down for the phony Michelle hug. It’s not the first time, but it’s sooo telling. She’s just a beard and the lobsters are subsiding.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

He’s actually got it backwards; Obama wasn’t high enough last night.

Mr. Wednesday Night on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

It’s science.

Stephen M on October 4, 2012 at 2:21 PM

LOL! You know, usually, I can come up with something to say, but I’m having trouble breathing, I’m laughing so hard right now! This Clown of a Con Artist is such a joke, he’s right up there with Biden when it comes to intellect! Oh lord, somebody please get me some oxygen! Pun intended!
Final Update for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I’ve been commenting on this for months. He’ll hit a neighborhood in Benghazi, or any in North Africa, or some ships in the Hormuz, prearranged with Ahmadinejad, to change the subjects of jobs/foolishness in the ME and N. Africa and in general.

Mitt needs to be prepared for this. It’s the only way. If you don’t vote for him, a CiC in war, you’re a “racist”.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Precisely. Never underestimate just how adept at Alinsky tactics Obama and his campaign are.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

ManBearPig!!!!!

Tim_CA on October 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

He spent so much time looking into the Benghazi attack and not preparing for the debate.

tommer74 on October 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Saying he was hungover from prepping in Vegas is a lot manlier. Why not just say he had a painful hangnail.

RSbrewer on October 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

But, just think how far his morning tee shot will fly up there today!!! Barkey should KILL on the back 9 in Denver today!!!

Strike Hornet on October 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I AGREE WITH ALGORE.

I’m sick of Obama being at the top too.

Ufdaubet on October 4, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Heh, the leftie media “If Romney would haver performed this poorly it w/b over”…but it ain’t over for their empty suit.

To ask this little of the first half black presient is the ultimate form of racism.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Saying he was hungover from prepping in Vegas is a lot manlier. Why not just say he had a painful hangnail.

RSbrewer on October 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Maybe Obama was tired from shooting for Hangover Part 3.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Heh – the photo of Axelrod is pretty good too!

22044 on October 4, 2012 at 2:25 PM

@PounderFile: NBC’s Peter Alexander: Obama Has Prepared More For This Debate Than Any Sitting President http://t.co/sYQWFTNk

mrscullen on October 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

faraway on October 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Must be some irony in that piece, as an that other “conservative” David Brooks were among his biggest jock sniffers.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Jen Rubin is all for Romney, has always been.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM

There’s a pill to help cope with altitude.

tdarrington on October 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM

A better excuse:

The dog did eat his homework…
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…but then Obama ate the dog.

(I stole the above from a poster at FR. Wish I could claim credit for it)

LegendHasIt on October 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM

@PounderFile: NBC’s Peter Alexander: Obama Has Prepared More For This Debate Than Any Sitting President http://t.co/sYQWFTNk

mrscullen on October 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Must tell you what an obtuse creature he then really is.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Altitude sickness? Having read Obama’s book, I think Obama would be used to being high.

Mr A on October 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM

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