The mad lib response was larger than I expected. Between the comments and emails I’ll be cutting and pasting for a bit before I can post what you wrote…in the mean time… There is another debate coming round the bend at break neck speed.
My expectation: A draw…Obama “wins” in the media, Romney “wins” everywhere else. Why? Obama has to be somewhat aggressive. He’ll do a softer version Biden. I presume Romney is smart enough not to bite. Romney will burnish his competent, presidential bonefides, established mostly just 2 weeks ago. People will like this. Those hold outs who didn’t read the permission slip Romney handed them in the last debate will finally realize they do, in fact, have permission to fire Obama. So long as Romney takes the punches gracefully and responds with a few of his own he’ll continue to become President in front of us. The media won’t see this dynamic however.
Obama will be punchy enough to give the media a few jabbering points. That’s all they want from Barry this time. Obama’s bar is low…very low. He lowered it himself. He’ll rise above his own lame performance in the last debate and with that as his “accomplishment” for the night the media will declare him the winner.
What do you think will happen?
We’ll see if I’m spot on or way off on Tuesday. Anita and I will be on directly after the debate unpacking in – almost – real-time. Join us.