Libya questioner: Obama gave better answer in private

October 17, 2012

Kerry Ladka, the undecided voter in Tuesday night's debate who wanted to  know who had denied requests for extra security for U.S. outposts in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack there, told our colleague Erik Wemple that he was not satisfied with the answer he got from President Obama. 

Wemple reviewed the transcript and agreed with Ladka that the president sidestepped the question.

Ladka said Obama found him after the debate and discussed the issue in more detail, explaining that naming a specific person who denied the request would have put that person at risk. 

"I appreciate his private answer more than his public answer," Ladka told Wemple. But in the end, he was still undecided about his vote. 

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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