4 Oct 2012 11:14 AM EST
-by Alex Mangini, Staff Writer; Image: Sarah Palin (Image Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)
Following his rough night in Denver at the first debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney last night, President Barack Obama is certainly going to continue to get buried under a mountain of criticism from both the media and the talking heads in Washington.
Now, the President must also face criticism from outspoken former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who expressed sympathy for the Commander-in-Chief, saying that she “almost felt sorry for him.”
“Oh, it was a struggle to watch some parts of this, Neil,” the former Alaska governor told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. “As you considered President Obama, with his lack of enthusiasm for his own policies and his lack of conviction, in trying to articulate why it is that he believes that government will make you healthy, wealthy, and wise and happy when you know the vast majority of Americans know government is not the answer.”
“So I almost felt sorry for him, in his role as president, trying to explain why we need to repeat four more years of failed policies,” Palin said. “I thought this was Romney’s night. Romney did very well, and he was able to, I think, articulate well why it is someone with great business experience is what we need to turn this economy around.”