Eau du Desperation

Gail Collins:

Do debates really matter? The experts say that, barring total disaster, the answer is actually no.

Which experts? Shut up, she explained.

Jonathan Chait:

I do think the instantaneous, echo chamber reaction that is handing Romney an overwhelming victory is overstated.

Yes, by people who watched it.

Amy Sullivan:

If Obama gets the same amount of support as in 2008, distributed the same way across key states like Colorado, he wins.

I wonder how many layers of editors and fact checkers it took to produce that sentence, which boils down to, "If he gets the same stuff he'll get the same stuff." She then went on to say it wasn't spin, and I suppose she's right. For the Left, there's just no spinning last night's debacle.