Now that Mitt Romney took it to Barack Obama in the first debate, port-side pundits are busy trying to concoct rationales for the president’s forensic breakdown. Three categories of excuses have emerged:
- Jim Lehrer lost control of the debate. Never mind that by virtue of losing control, President Obama got to speak for four minutes more than Mitt Romney did.
- Mitt Romney lied his way to victory. Um, you mean to tell me that this doesn’t cover efforts by the president to misstate the facts?
- The altitude in Denver hurt Barack Obama more than it did Mitt Romney. This is an actual argument. And to think that for the last four years, Barack Obama has been making decisions while flying in Air Force One. I guess we all should have been terrified.
I can’t wait to see what other excuses get cooked up. At long last, this campaign has finally gotten to be entertaining.