Obama Declared Winner of Second Debate (No Matter What)
President Obama will "win" tonight's debate, completely obliterating the memory of the first debate. And this will be true even if President Obama is completely humiliated in tonight's debate.
President Obama was so thoroughly trounced in the first debate that even his most ardent -- not to say besotted -- supporters were forced to admit it. They were caught flat-footed, as their very love for Obama engendered an assumption of invincibility, just as, the first time Mike Tyson faced an earnest opponent, his corner men did not even have a proper ice pack on hand to reduce the swelling around his eyes. It had never occurred to them that this problem might arise, so they were not prepared with a response.
The media will not make this mistake again. Even if the second debate plays out exactly like the first, the "result," as projected by the media, will not be the same. They will not concede an Obama defeat this time around. If necessary, the post-debate polls will be even more rigged than usual, or, if their results are unsatisfactory, they will be suppressed in favor of cherry-picked "man on the street" or "focus group" sound bites praising Obama's performance.
If Obama makes a stupid anniversary joke, he will be described as "more comfortable" and "on his game" tonight.
If he repeats the figure "five trillion dollars" ten times, the pundits will say "he was really in command of the policy details tonight."
If he stammers and stutters through poorly memorized bromides that he has been spewing on every college campus in America for the past three months, you will be told that "he overcame the criticism that he is all about style by focusing on substance."
If he is too weak to engage Romney effectively on any of the issues, or to defend his record against a litany of facts, Chris Matthews will foam about "how presidential he seemed, refusing to be dragged into the mud by the over-eager Romney."
In short, no matter what happens tonight, put in your earplugs. For a week, the official line will be "Obama recovers his mojo; Romney on the ropes and desperate."
Just hope that enough of the non-47% are hearing the debate you are hearing, and not the one being replayed through the leftist media's Obama-filter.