Joe Biden en route to debate. Asked about his strategy, whether it was rope-a-dope, he responded: "You ever see me rope-a-dope?"
— Krissah Thompson (@Krissah30) Oct. 11, 2012
If you're unfamiliar, rope-a-dope is a boxing term coined by Muhammad Ali in the "Rumble in the Jungle." Ali let George Foreman pummel him for most of the fight. When Foreman was exhausted, Ali knocked him out.