The greatest, heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali as he got older and his career advanced used a strategy called the Rope A Dope. Ali would hold his arms up and protect his sides and head, and not throw too many punches, then in the last round, he would suddenly get on the balls of his feet, and dance like Ali did when he was a younger man, Ali would throw his left jab repeatedly, the right cross, the left hook.
Howard Cosell would start yelling - the champ is on his feet dancing, there's the left jab, again and again.....
Thats right- Ali would say I'll dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
And more often than not Ali would take his opponent by surprise and he'd be stunned and hit, knocked down or even knocked out. Ali would throw combinations so fast and so close together that even men 10 years younger would succumb to the onslaught.
My President just showed America hes the defending champ, and in the 12th round, (the last debate) he got up on the balls of his feet and.....
Barack danced like a butterfly and stung like a bee. Mitt Romney tried to punch back, but Barack wasn't to be hit. Governor Romney whiffed, he caught nothing but air. Barack repeatedly stung Mitt with the left jab, which set up the right upper cut to devastating effect, Mitt became Punch Drunk, he said I love teachers. Bob Schieffer knew that Governor Romney was a beaten man, told Governor Romney... "everyone loves teachers. Like a Boxing referee who has called a fight, embracing the loser so he wont get hurt anymore, and guided him out of the ring.
In a more modern parlance, Mitt got PWNED. Totally.
We saw the 2008 tingle up my back Obama. We saw the decisive public speaker, the voice of authority. We saw a man who was mentally sharp. We saw the OMG hes gonna tear apart John Mcain, wait, wait, watch it here it comes. N O W ! ! !
The President just wanted to get to the last debate without getting hurt too badly and then demonstrate to Governor Romney, you are not even in my class Governor. And My President proceeded to utter dismantle Governor Romney in such a way as to make it clear to pretty much anyone......
you are not even in my class Governor
8:20 PM PT: Ref stopped the fight, its a TKO.