Watching liberals unravel after last week’s presidential debate has been almost as entertaining as witnessing the thumping that Republican candidate Mitt Romney applied to the Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.
Spinning into orbit, liberals have concocted every known excuse for the trouncing: Obama was out of practice; he expected a different Romney to show up; he experienced incumbents’ “opening debate syndrome” (that’s a new one); he tried to look too presidential and above the fray; he inexplicably failed to exploit Romney’s fallibilities (e.g. his reference to the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay federal income tax). And so on.
Most amusing was Al Gore’s explanation that Obama choked because the debate was in Denver, the Mile High City. Being an expert on global warming, Gore probably knows what he is talking about when it comes to being lightheaded in thin air.
At least no one blamed former President George W. Bush for Obama’s dismal performance. At least no one that I know of.