Argument: Obama wrongly called a Boston cop stupid
- Debate: Does Obama deserve a second term? - con argument.
John Feehery. "Opinion: Obama’s fatal missteps." The Hill. October 3rd, 2011: "3. Called the cop stupid: At a press conference called to push his healthcare law, the president took the bait offered in a question from Lynn Sweet, the Chicago Sun-Times reporter, and opined on an incident involving a Boston-area police officer and Obama’s own friend, Skip Gates. He said that Sgt. Crowley acted 'stupidly,' and created a firestorm that forever alienated white ethnic voters. He tried to recover with a beer summit, but the damage was done. The week before the president rose high in the polls, but after the Beer Summit, his rating steadily declined."