Axelrod Assesses on Conference Call

12:20 pm ET

The Obama campaign adviser broke down the Denver debate in a nearly 30-minute session with reporters.

Listen to the entire call above.

Here are some key quotes:

On the President’s failure to raise Romney’s 47% remarks: “He made a choice last night to answer the questions that were asked.”

On Romney’s performance: “He may win the Oscar for his performance last night, but he’s not going to win the Presidency on his performance last night.”

On future debate strategy:

  • “It’s like a playoffs…. You evaluate after every contest and make adjustments and I’m sure we will make adjustments.”
  • “[The President] has to make some adjustments to the fact that [Romney] is kind of a serial artful dodger.”
  • We will “hold Gov. Romney accountable for the things he said in the first debate and make him justify those claims.”
Related Topics: Barack Obama, Conference Call, David Axelrod, 2012 Elections, Audio, Democratic Party, News, The Page

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