Update: As we note in the main article, the DailyKooks cheered Biden but there is a lot of damage to Obama. Additional hurt via Biden comes from Romney knowing exactly how Obama will defend himself on the Libya Fibya and other assorted diasters.
One of Biden’s tactics: lie. A history of Chuckles the Clown’s own private Idaho, er, history of Xtreme wrestling with the truth for Obama to emulate at the Hofstra Halloween Horror Penultimate October Debate tomorrow night will help Romney prepare for his responses. Serial lies are the Chicago Way which gives Joe Biden ward heeler status in the windy city.
For those worried about Obama suffering as he tries to save his ill deserved
Nobel Prize job, fear not. The American taxpayer is making sure Obama Preps for Debate in Splendor. The pillows of the imperial wastrel are fluffed and you are paying for the pillows and the fluffers.
More good news? Obama raised an amazing $181 million last month but Romney drops his own number on Hofstra Halloween Horror eve. Romney, RNC raise $170 million in September. The important number: Romney/RNC have $191 million cash on hand.
Thanks to Powerline for the “pick” of Big Pink today.
Joe Biden injured Barack Obama in a likely lethal way last week. That’s because Joe Biden decisively forced Barack Obama to do something that will prove fatal.
In 2004, as we campaigned during the Democratic Party nomination battle, we recall the first Democratic Party debate in New Hampshire. At that event the candidates in contention for the nomination organized supporters with signs, unions, chants, and all the usual paraphernalia and techniques to attract voters to the candidate championed.
At that event in 2004 everyone had fun. But one candidate’s supporters had a great deal of fun. Think Kooch. Dennis Kucinich.
In 2004 Kucinich did not have a chance to win the nomination but his supporters believed lightning could strike and “The Kooch” win it all. Towards that end, outside that 2004 debate, the Kucinich partisans appeared. We kid you not. They wore huge, colorful harlequin hats – literally with bells on. They had clown makeup on, drum circles, flutes, recorders, feathers, whooping and hollering. The question we asked, with a wink in one eye and tongue in the cheek to one particularly giddy and happy Kooch supporter was, “You know the aim is to get votes, right?” With a goofy grin the Kooch supporter smiled.
That’s what the Chuckles the Clown performance at the Danville Debate Debacle reminded us of – supporters of the Kooch in harlequin hats not thinking for one instant of the voters but only of how much fun they were having.
In 2012 the harlequins, joined by the Proglodytes are back. This time though their candidate has the nomination and is running for reelection. It’s not the Kooch. It’s the Clown from Chicago.
Prior to last week’s Danville Debate Debacle there was a question as to what Barack Obama would do Tuesday at the Town Hall debate – featuring a star turn by Candy Crowley. There were two choices, two courses, for Obama to choose from.
Option 1: In order to stem the hemorrhaging of confidence, caused by the Denver Debate Disaster, Barack Obama had to placate the Obama Hopium Guzzlers, emotionally devastated as they watched Mitt Romney lay waste to their tin plate rusted calf.
Option 2: Ignore the temper tantrums and emotional fragility of the DailyKook base in favor of winning the necessary-for-a-win political independents/swing voters.
Joe Biden’s clown performance last week settled the question as to what Barack Obama now must do, what Obama is forced to do. It’s the corner Chuckles the Clown Joe Biden has painted Barack Obama into.
Because of Joe Biden option 2 is no longer an option. Barack Obama now has been boxed in by Biden into an Option 1 coffin.
Jonathan Cohn at the New Republic declared the Danville Debate Debacle the tonic the proglodyte left desperately needed although about those pesky/necessary swing voters? – Cohn was not sure about the debate’s effect on them:
“Tonight Democrats got the show they wanted—and President Obama may have gotten the boost he needed. [snip]
I don’t know how it played with the public as a whole and I don’t imagine it influenced swing voters one way or the other.”
Joan Walsh, at Salon put on her harlequin hat, the one with bells, and joined the drum circle: “The pearl-clutchers might have the vapors, but Democrats are revived by Biden’s aggressive performance, in contrast with his boss’s listless one.”
Those are the two more rational examples of the reaction to Chuckles the Clown’s Danville Debate Debacle from the proglodyte left.
The proglodyte left will demand that Obama this Tuesday act as aggressively as Chuckles the Clown. It being a town hall style debate supposedly populated by undecided voters (although Gallup is choosing the participants and the audience so don’t hold your breath if after the legal assault from the Obama campaign/government every participant is an Obama supporter) this strategy will not be the wisest. Independent voters, swing voters supposedly don’t like “attacks”. They say they want a focus on the issues.
Whether or not the independent voters and swing voters genuinely prefer “issues” over “attacks” we don’t know (we are dubious). But the audience in the town hall will likely react negatively if there are too many attacks from Obama. The DailyKooks won’t care. The DailyKooks want attacks and Chuckles the Clown performances from the Clown from Chicago.
Barack Obama is a boob in general and a boob in debates particularly no matter how much or how little he studies up. Hillary beat him repeatedly and even the hapless John McCain did well against Obama even as McCain tied his own hands by keeping away from Obama’s personal life and history.
After the Denver Debate Disaster we are sure Mitt Romney will do well on Tuesday. Romney’s performance has already helped him with independents/swing voters. Romney will have answers for the Obama attacks which will come because Obama does not want to talk about what he would do in a second term. If Obama brings up the “47%” Romney can bring up the “bitter” and the “clinging”. On issue after issue Romney has the upper hand because most Americans hate what Obama has done whether it is ObamaCare or the wasted “stimulus” scam money. And that’s just domestic policy.
On foreign policy Mitt Romney cam ask Obama “where were you and what did you do?”:
“After David Axelrod’s repeated assurances this morning on Fox News Sunday that “there isn’t anybody on this planet” who feels a greater sense of responsibility for our diplomats than this President, Chris Wallace asked how soon after the Benghazi attacks the President actually met with his national security team.
Wallace followed up on Axelrod’s non-answer by asking whether the President managed to squeeze in a meeting with the National Security Council before jetting off to Las Vegas for a campaign rally. Given Axelrod’s inability to produce a straightforward answer to the questions, it’s pretty clear the answer is “no.”
Mitt Romney has a lot of questions to ask Barack Obama all of which concern the lives of Americans. Barack Obama has a lot of attacks against Mitt Romney which the harlequins and proglodytes will demand and cheer.
On Tuesday Mitt Romney will speak about jobs and the economy. Barack Obama will launch personal attacks – Americans be damned.