Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama Debate Flop

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Former Vice President Al Gore is blaming the Mile High altitudes of Denver, Colorado, for President Barack Obama's debate shellacking last night ... seriously.

Whether it will be the game changer he needs to win the White House is an open question, but Mitt Romney won the presidential debate by almost all accounts.

Obama apologists have offered various excuses, but the most unusual comes from Gore:

“I’m going to say something controversial here,” Gore told Current TV. “Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started."

"Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go up to 5,000 feet and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know.”

Nor do we.

Conservatives are having a field day with this idea, of course, though The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis suggested earlier that Romney likely prepped in Denver for this reason.

That or he really likes the Chipotle workers.

Denver has 17 percent less oxygen than cities at sea level. Whether Obama was gasping for breath literally as well as figuratively Wednesday, we may never know.

You tell us: Who won the debate?


Who should win the election?


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The effective altitude on Air Force One (or any commercial jet) is 5-7000 feet meaning Obama was landing at a lower altitude than he typical works in while on his 747. What a stupid, stupid excuse.


@gobacktobaja- you would be 1 2 no.


people aren't aware of what elevation will do to your brains.


I do have problems when I visit my friend in Colorado, because I've got other health issues. But, it's not so bad that I couldn't do what I need to do. Sorry Gore, not a good reason


obvious who has most to gain if Barack wins...LOL!