— President Obama explaining the walloping he took in last week’s debate.
After getting thoroughly trounced by Mitt Romney on the debate stage, Mr. Obama did not look inward. He did not consider that maybe his tenure as president really just might be indefensible. He did not signal any kind of willingness to learn from his mistakes.
No, he chose to trash his opponent, call him a liar and accuse him of being some kind of duplicitous, two-faced snake-oil salesman.
And to the legions of viewers across the political spectrum who watched the debate and saw Mr. Romney destroy Mr. Obama, the president said: Do not believe your eyes. That was not Mitt Romney. That was someone else.
Talk about a snake-oil salesman.