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October 14, 2012

Hey, Who's Up For Reading Some of Toure's (I Use This Word Advisedly) Writing?

It's a slab of hackery, dusted with inarticulateness, marinated for 8 hours in dumb, stewed in sad attempts at humor.

He really is a dreadful writer. I'm embarrassed for him.

Don't worry, Obama's still got this

Now that Vice-President Joe Biden's strong debate performance has stopped the hyperventilating in Democratland that followed Obama's horrible, no good, very bad faceoff with Mitt Romney in Denver, we can all take a deep breath and face the fact that this race will still, probably, be won by the President....

It has been so long since Democrats felt even a scintilla of electoral despair that the slightest taste of it was frightening enough to make them look like they were in Edvard Munch's "The Scream."

Before Denver, Dems had grown complacent. Now, just as Palin can see Russia from her house, Dems can supposedly see the abyss of defeat from where they sit.


With all that at stake, to see Obama be so weak and passive as Romney danced behind his lectern like a kid who'd just had sugar for the first time - while he wildly misstated his own policies, pretending to be moderate as if that kid was also being on his intellectual best behavior in front of company - well, all that was a shock to the system.

So the media narrative shifted from "Romney's losing" to "Obama choked," and even Jon Stewart stopped dissing Romney and spent whole segments making fun of Obama.

Given all that, Obama had never needed Biden as much as he did this week. And Delaware Joe arrived, like your favorite uncle to your July 4 barbecue: bearing tons of red meat....

Like Robin looking out for Batman when he's in trouble, Biden rushed in to save Obama, and the reasons why he needed to aren't hard to understand. Incumbent Presidents almost always lose the first debate: Ford, Carter, Reagan and both Bushes did; only Clinton did not.

There are several reasons for this. First, after four years inside the presidential bubble, incumbents aren't used to being challenged. Second, because of their job they have less time to prepare. Third, they're out of practice, unlike challengers who rise up through a primary season filled with debates.

Note that last paragraph is just a recapitulation of things he read -- and everyone else read -- and everyone else wrote -- two weeks ago.

You're a horrible, horrible writer, and that seems largely because you're a horrible, horrible thinker.

Meghan McCain called. She wants her genius with the written word back.

Thanks to @headshakers.

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