Al Gore Blames Denver’s High Altitude For Obama’s Lackluster Debate Performance

During Current TV’s post-debate analysis, former Vice President Al Gore struggled to explain why GOP nominee Mitt Romney appeared more comfortable and better prepared than did President Barack Obama. In a grasping effort to absolve Obama of any fault for his disappointing performance, Gore suggested that it was the shock of Denver’s high altitude that threw the president off his game.

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“I’m going to say something controversial here,” Gore began “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 to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust – I don’t know…”

Current TV host Cenk Uygur did not seem to accept Gore’s exculpatory theory outright.

“I just came from L.A. the same day. You know what I did? I drank two cups of coffee before coming out here,” said Uygur

Comedian and Current TV host John Fugelsang, however, did say that he had a similar experience doing standup comedy in Denver and that Gore could be on to something.

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