Meme Alert: Obama Had a George Costanza Moment

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Following a disappointing debate marked by a lack of comebacks on the president's part, political journalists are saying a speech in Denver today felt like the president's George Costanza moment.  In an episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Comeback," Costanza is fixated on delivering a comeback to a coworker. The comeback in question: "Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you."

Breitbart's John Nolte tweeted: 

And Slate's Dave Weigel: 

And The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: 

BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins noted how popular it was: 

We'd go out on a limb to say that no presidential candidate wants to have a Costanza moment (even though Obama has been compared to the character before), but at least it wasn't a Kramer moment. 

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