There are a few strains of post-debate coverage today. Some (including the Philadelphia Inquirer) see the debate as semi-disastrous for Barack Obama and the spin from the Obama camp as self-contradictory. Others, including online reporters and high-octane MSM outlets like the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, have picked up on the Bill Ayers and handgun answers.
Then there is the meldown in the Left blogosphere, apparently mortified that Obama had to answer these questions. But some concede that The Great Orator simply did not do his job. So it is to be expected that the Clinton camp is doing a victory dance. They are having a field day reinforcing favorite themes (Obama has a glass jaw, is untested, and can’t take scrutiny).
But, alas, the latter only serves to emphasize the former: the louder Obama’s fans whine, the more obvious it is that their candidate bombed and that tough questions are Obama’s kryptonite. It would be best for the Obama supporters to say it doesn’t matter, they’re all only words, words, words. Oh, wait: maybe not. . .