I caught it. Illustr8r caught it. I thought it was huge but heard no one talking about it in the immediate post-debate analysis.
The momentary slip by Obama reveals his worldview, it vindicates Romney’s 47% comment and it highlights the energy Obama has to spend every waking moment in order to hide the real Obama from the public. No, he didn’t say, “as a gay man, I believe…”
He said this-
In President Obama’s closing statement at last night’s debate, he seemed to make a remarkable slip. “All those things are designed to make sure that the American people, their genius, their grit, their determination, is — is channeled and — and they have an opportunity to succeed. And everybody’s getting a fair shot. And everybody’s getting a fair share,” Obama said, before quickly correcting himself and adding.
“[E]verybody’s doing a fair share, and everybody’s playing by the same rules,” he added.
The president made the statement in conjunction with defending his time in office. “You know, four years ago, I said that I’m not a perfect man and I wouldn’t be a perfect president. And that’s probably a promise that Governor Romney thinks I’ve kept. But I also promised that I’d fight every single day on behalf of the American people, the middle class, and all those who were striving to get into the middle class. I’ve kept that promise and if you’ll vote for me, then I promise I’ll fight just as hard in a second term,” Obama concluded.
I would hope that that clip gets put into a campaign ad for Romney.