News of the mountain state mauling has reached Taiwan, where animators have created the debate run-down that our own media won’t create.
The reaper for Lehrer is a bit rough.
Obama fan Jon Steward frets that Barack Obama just may not be all that smart.
The comic even admitted Obama might not be as smart as he first imagined. Stewart mocked, “You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying. This time, I really think the pauses were just, ‘I like food.’…’My children are nice.'”
Stewart derided Obama, suggesting to GMA’s Lara Spencer the President must, now, know that “preseason’s over.”
Speaking for the incumbent, Stewart imagined, “I should probably familiarize myself with my presidency and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along with it.”
How bad has it gotten for Obama today? Campaign guru David Axelrod used a conference call to issue a cry for help from the media:
Democratic strategists are now fighting to preserve the narrow poll lead which Mr Obama enjoyed in the run-up to the debate, as fired-up Republicans aim to capitalise on the primetime thrashing and entrench the image of Mr Romney as a potential President.
Mr Axelrod, speaking on a campaign conference call, made an appeal to reporters to make the points that Obama himself had failed to make in the debate.
Should we put the training wheels back on his bike while we’re at it? Really. Just man up.
The help Axelrod desperately needs may not come for President Xanax.
One more bit of bad news for Obama: Everyone saw last night’s debate. Everyone. The ratings were huge, and it’s all anyone has been talking about today.