Media's Obama Narrative Collides with Reality

It's been a week since a 90-minute debate shifted the narrative of the 2012 election.  I had been trying to think if there was a comparable example of when a live television event had had such a profound effect upon what had been a widely accepted truth.  When I read Toby Harnden's report of how Obama stepped off of the Denver stage believing he had won, it dawned on me.  According to Harden: In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney. The Democrat said that Obama's inner circle was dismayed at the 'disaster' and that he believed the central problem was that the President was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't believe he needed to engage with him. Had I witnessed...(Read Full Article)

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