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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Obama's aircraft probably had a cabin altitude at or near 5,000 feet for the 2+ hours it took to fly there. He was fine, he's just that stupid.
    Stupid is a rather harsh word to apply against the leader of the free world.

    Presidentially Challenged might be a more appropriate term.

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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    I hear Romney effectively used climate change to get warmed up for the debate.
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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I lived in Denver for years. Coloradans don't like hearing this excuse. Al Gore isn't doing his guy any favors by making altitude an issue.
    I do live here and I can tell you the altitude is an issue for people who have never been here. The President has been here several times campaigning for the 2008 nomination and during his presidency. Obama and his staff are well aware of this effect. I am just wondering if Obama might be getting just a little tired of the fight with the nonsense that is the current political landscape.

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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I lived in Denver for years. Coloradans don't like hearing this excuse. Al Gore isn't doing his guy any favors by making altitude an issue.
    I don't really care what Coloradans want to hear or not. The science is pretty clear that the transition to a significantly higher altitude has quantifiable effects on humans. Are we now going to ditch any science that doesn't meet some groups approval? Oh, wait, conservatives already do that with evolution.

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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Why was Romney not affected by the altitude?
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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Why was Romney not affected by the altitude?
    The argument was that he spent a longer amount of time there before the debate and became acclimated.
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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas_Smith View Post
    . I am just wondering if Obama might be getting just a little tired of the fight with the nonsense that is the current political landscape.
    Yes, that's it. He's tired of the current political landscape.

    Maybe. with the help of the American people, it would be in his own best interest to remove him from that landscape.

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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Wow, way to make a jump there from the effects of altitude to evolution.

    Back on topic...

    Colorado is a swing state, so courting Colorado voters is important for Obama. The altitude is not THAT bad in Denver, especially if you are in decent physical condition.

    I don't think you want your candidate coming across as tired and sickly.

    If I had to come up with an excuse for Obama's performance, the one I would go with is "he was too busy running the country to prepare for a debate, whereas Romney has been preparing for months."

    I would be congratulatory to the Romney camp for a good debate performance, and I would pass it off as no big deal.

    You brought up the Broncos, so think of how a good football coach acts after he loses a game.


    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    I don't really care what Coloradans want to hear or not. The science is pretty clear that the transition to a significantly higher altitude has quantifiable effects on humans. Are we now going to ditch any science that doesn't meet some groups approval? Oh, wait, conservatives already do that with evolution.
    Last edited by Peter Grimm; 10-04-12 at 09:11 PM.

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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas_Smith View Post
    I am just wondering if Obama might be getting just a little tired of the fight with the nonsense that is the current political landscape.
    What, politics is somehow worse than it used to be? Aside from that being hopelessly foolish of a sentiment, is that supposed to mean we ought to take pity on the President for not combating the same conditions that his 40 some predecessors had to deal with?
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    Re: Al Gore Blames Denver Altitude for President Obama's Performance

    If he is, he needs to drop out of the race. The congressional republicans are going to have plenty more fight in them for the next 4 years.


    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas_Smith View Post
    I do live here and I can tell you the altitude is an issue for people who have never been here. The President has been here several times campaigning for the 2008 nomination and during his presidency. Obama and his staff are well aware of this effect. I am just wondering if Obama might be getting just a little tired of the fight with the nonsense that is the current political landscape.

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