We all know that President Obama will be declared the decisive winner of tonight’s Presidential debates and what is actually said during the debates is irrelevant. Obama will be able to simply make things up and never get called on them (perhaps a few fast reaction squads will have to editbe dispatched to edit Wikipedia but what is history compared to The One?).
What I find a bit interesting is the movement in the polling data in conjunction with this. The polling that has shown Obama leading has been using very tilted turn out models (much more favorable to the Democratic Party than even 2008) so try and stop the campaign before Obama gets hurt but the trend line in the last week or so has been an ebb. I think that it’s simply preparation for the debate and we’ll see a surge in Obama’s numbers immediately after so as to confirm the Obama “win”.
To make this even more impressive the various Obama campaign workers are trying to pre-spin expectations. That’s a bit odd for someone who is such a superior orator with an amazing intellect. Yet the usual suspects are spin spin spinning. One might wonder how this could be coordinated, though — it’s not like there are special mailing lists for doing that.