The second presidential debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney hasn’t even taken place yet, but the national media is already preparing to declare Obama the winner.
That according to radio host Rush Limbaugh, who said left-leaning reporters and analysts have their Obama-as-victor copy already written in advance.
“If Obama shows up tonight and successfully breathes, he’s going to be declared the winner,” Limbaugh said.
“He would have to set his hair on fire and other things to be even considered the loser in the debate tonight. The media has already written the story: ‘The comeback kid!’ Just get ready for it. They can’t wait for that meme, if you will, for that narrative.”
It’s already taking place in some media venues.
Former debate moderator and left-leaning journalist Carole Simpson cast doubt on Mitt Romney’s expectations while building up President Obama’s.
“I would have to say he [Obama] would have the edge in this debate,” Simpson told CNN Monday. “One of Mitt Romney’s problems throughout the campaign season has been does he relate to ordinary people?” she asked before adding “I’m not sure he can.”
Limbaugh explained if Obama tries to do what Vice President Joe Biden did by laughing at his opponent in last week’s debate, “that’s fraught with danger.”
“He can’t recapture 2008. If he tries to re-create the magic of 2008 with all the lofty, flowery nothings, sorry, folks, there’s a record of four years now. He can’t do that. He’s sort of reduced here to making Romney look like a creep.”
“I don’t know what he can do. He’s lost the big ingredient. He was an unknown, and anybody could make him what they wanted him to be. Can’t do that anymore.”
Limbaugh stressed the biggest problem Obama faces is his dismal record since taking office in 2009.
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