John Kerry Seriously Thinks It Was the Altitude

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 U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.
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.