The first presidential debate is only a week away, but the L. A. Times is laying the groundwork to explain a bad Obama performance in the contest.

In a September 26 article, L. A. Times writer Christi Parsons is already foreseeing the possibility of a rocky Obama performance. Her reason why Obama may under perform? He’s busy.

As far as Parsons is concerned, Obama is at a disadvantage for the up coming debates because he is busy being president and has less time for debate practice than Romney.

“President Obama has blocked out three days to prepare for the October debates, but with the constant pressures that come with one of the world’s most important jobs, aides worry he may not get enough practice at the podium,” Parsons writes.

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