...when it was finally clear that there was going to be a debate at all, the Obama campaign sent an e-mail to reporters attempting to lower expectations for their man’s performance. Nobody paid much attention; it was, after all, an entirely unremarkable bit of pre-spin. But in this case, it turned out to be right.Is it possible that the McCain campaign purposefully engineered the pre-debate conversation about whether there would be a debate to prevent the Obama campaign from being able to lower expectations? If so, the tactical and strategic brilliance of the McCain campaign is amazing.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
In the national review, Byron York writes: