Now that the so-called “punditocracy” has had some time to analyze Wednesday night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, theories about how and why Obama fared so poorly are beginning to surface.
On Sean Hannity’s radio show on Thursday, Pat Buchanan, author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?,” chalked up the president’s failure to “petulance,” which inhibited his ability to react to Romney’s attacks.
“Let me say, if there is one word I would use to describe Obama as he was being hit again and again and again — it’s petulance. It’s ‘who is this man over here to be saying all these things about me and my record? You know, I am Barack Hussein Obama, the president of the United States, most powerful leader in the world. Respected, I’m a heroic figure in history. And here he is pounding me. And I think that petulance, the sullenness came through.”