1. Mr. Manners

    Obama: I Was ‘Too Polite’ at Debate

    DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 03:  Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The first of four debates for the 2012 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by PBS's Jim Lehrer and focuses on domestic issues:  the economy, health care, and the role of government.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Chip Somodevilla

    Don’t expect President Obama to be too nice when he next meets Mitt Romney. The president is attributing his debate performance last week to his manners. “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,’” he said in an interview on Tuesday. But Obama promised, “I think it’s fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one.” He also said his campaign has long expected a close race, despite that Romney “kept on making mistakes month after month so it made it look artificially like this was, might end up being a cakewalk.”

    Read it at Politico