Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 05:55PM
Barack Obama's performance in last week's was so bad...
How bad was it?
It was so bad that even Democrats and his fellow travelers in the main stream media could conjure up enough chutzpah to claim he won...although there are reports that he thought he'd won when he left the stage...talk about the power of personal deception.
The Demagogue in Chief was so wounded by the debate that you can be sure that Democrats and the media will not let Biden come off as a loser in tonight's debate.
The Delaware Dork (ooh, that's harsh) would have to come across as a total blithering idiot for Obama supporters (as are most in the media) to claim that he did anything less than hold Paul Ryan to a draw. While Biden is capable than most of blithering at will, he certainly won't be that bad tonight.
No, not about what will happen in the 90 minutes the two men are seated across from each other.
The drama is about how the media will spin this as a Biden victory.
Maybe, just maybe, Biden will trot out his line, "Osama bid Laden is dead and GM is alive."
If I were Paul Ryan's handlers, I'd have him ready with a comeback about how thanks to the incompetence of the Veep and his boss, there are--sadly--four good Americans dead in Libya today.
The way to win a debate is often not to go on the attack, but to be ready with such great comebacks that the attacker is left bloodied...kind of like a lawyer in a courtroom holding back his best facts until the witness opens himself or herself up.
For example, those in the punditocracy universe to a man (and woman) over the weekend accused Obama of being guilty of political malpractice by not bringing up Mitt Romney's line about 47 percent of Americans.
I beg to differ with those wise men, including Charles the Wise on Fox.
Had Obama fired that pitch, my guess is that Romney was laying in wait and would have hit it farther than that Yankee pinch hitting for ARod last night.
Romney could have said something like, "You know, Mr. President, we all say things we regret and I've already admitted that I regret saying that. I was wrong. But what about you, Mr. President, I don't recall you ever acknowledging you were wrong for talking about good people in Ohio and Pennsylvania cling to their guns and religion...I don't recall you apologizing for your pastor, the Reverend Wright, shouting 'God damn America!'...Nor do I recall you stepping back from your comment 'They didn't build it' about hard working American entrepreneurs...No, Mr. President, I could go on and one with things you've said, things I trust you wish you hadn't said...If that's the game you want to play, Mr. President, I've got a list of about ten more items...and that doesn't even get into your Vice President's comments."
Hey, if I can think up such a response, you can be sure hundred thousand dollar handlers were onto it!
Political malpractice indeed! As far as I'm concerned, it would have been malpractice for Obama to set Romney up with the chance for such a response...and it'll be even more dangerous if the Delaware Dolt tried it tonight.
Paul Ryan need only look at Biden and point out, more in spirit of sadness than in anger, the litany of gaffes from this buffoon who somehow managed to rise to a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
Not that the Lame Stream Media will pay it any heed.
They have one mission tonight--to make sure Biden is perceived as getting at least a tie!