Originally Posted by alnorth
Just to be clear (and its good that the audio cant be heard well because we're talking visuals here), here is a typical example of Obama's reaction. (the "worst" comes at about 17 seconds in) Pretty mild stuff here.
You really have to be a delicate flower to be offended by this.
Who is offended? I merely stated that the smirk hurt him in the debate. It doesn't offend me at all.
Also, at 17 seconds in, Obama is smiling. That was nowhere close to the facial expression (smirk) that he used later on in the debate.
Again, there is nothing to be offended by. It was a smirk. He looked less Presidential. Guess what? Shit happens, and even Presidents are human and have moments when they don't look as Presidential as they want to be.
If you are scoring the debate like a boxing match, you deduct a couple of points from Obama (or add a couple of points to Romney for getting that response), and you move on.
You seem to think that anyone who noticed the smirk, or thought it was less than Presidential is some kind of raving lunatic, and that is just not the case.