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Another Question

The MSM decided that Obama won his debate with McCain because to win, all he had to do was plausibly appear capable of being president, whereas McCain had to turn in a “game-changer” performance. So even though McCain seemed the stronger performer, Obama was credited with the win.

Well, tonight the situation is the reverse. Everyone thought Palin would be a stammering, nonsensical mess and Biden would easily cruise to victory. But nothing of the sort happened. The expectations vs. performance ratio between Palin and Biden was vastly more disproportionate than the same ratio was between Obama and McCain.

So the MSM will declare Palin the unequivocal winner, right?