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Krauthammer: 'Obama Isn't Half as Intelligent as He Thinks'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer: President Obama “isn’t half as intelligent as he thinks he is.”
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 10/9/2012, 11:55 AM

President Obama listens as Republican presidential nominee Romney speaks during the first presidenti
President Obama listens as Republican presidential nominee Romney speaks during the first presidenti
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Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer commented on President Barack Obama’s performance during the recent presidential debate saying, the president “isn’t half as intelligent as he thinks he is.”

"Look, people say, Obama was off his game,” Krauthammer told Fox News. “This is his game. If you take away a prompter, this is his game.”

“He'll occasionally give a great speech, but if you look at him in his news conferences, which where you don't have a prompter and the president has more control, he gets to ask to decide who the questioner is and he gets to decide how long he talks, and what parts of an answer he'll give, he never does well,” Krauthammer said. “So this is who he is. I think people -- he's intelligent, but he isn't half as intelligent as he thinks he is and as most of his acolytes who, you know, have treated him in a messianic way for a half decade or so think he is."

Krauthammer also praised Republican nominee Mitt Romney saying he won the first head-to-head debate on domestic policy “by two touchdowns.”

Romney “never backed down on any of the Obama attacks,” he said. “In fact, every time Obama hurled a particular at him, he came back with a three-point answer — not a one-point, but a three.”

Vice nominees Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are set to debate foreign and domestic policy Thursday at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

Obama and Romney will then debate foreign and domestic policy in a town meeting format on October 16, followed by the foreign policy debate on October 22, which will take place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.