John Kerry Seriously Thinks It Was the Altitude

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I mean he was really high up there.Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Al Gore has been mocked relentlessly ever since half-seriously floating the suggestion that President Obama's pathetic performance in the first presidential debate could be chalked up to Denver's high altitude. Now John Kerry feels left out:

Asked whether it surprised him that Obama gave such a lackluster performance in his first debate with Romney, Kerry said, “He knows he had a bad night. He just had a bad night. … I personally really do believe that the altitude may have had something to do with it.”

Whatever it was, you definitely shouldn't blame Obama's debate prep.