"Everybody here is incredible professionals, they're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same…"Things always look good in retrospect. But in the middle of it we made all kinds of mistakes. We goofed up. I goofed up. But the American people carried us forward."
These are the comments President Barack Obama made during his opening address of the two-day fundraising event held in California on Sunday called, "30 Days to Victory Concert." The event has the likes of George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Hudson among others supporting Barack Obama.
He openly and good naturedly poked fun at his bad and shaky debate performance last week against republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Good natured or not, it definitely is a politically sound move. Having had a laugh at himself, President Obama has smoothed the path for the next debates being held on the 16th of October in Hempstead, New York.
He’s been receiving a lot of negative feedback due to his lackluster performance during the first presidential debate at Denver. The fact that he lost points against Mitt Romney, who so far had been lagging behind, does not sit well with the President himself and his critics have not made him forget either.
He is being extremely shrewd. He admits he “goofed up” but then he adds, “…the American people carried us forward” showing his faith in his people and in the process giving them the confidence that they have not been wrong in trusting him and putting their faith in him.
It’s not only a very smart move but a perfect one just before the second installation of the presidential debates.