by Benjamin J. Kirby
I'll be watching tonight, even as I fight off a cold. I know. Poor me.
@rumpfshaker Prediction: tonight will see the highest-ever use of "picture-in-picture" function on American TVs. #debates #NFL #MLB
So true. It's a shame, because tonight focuses on international affairs. Should be a strong suit for President Obama. Kept promises in Iraq and Afghanistan. OBL's head. Rebuilding American stature globally.
But after the first debate -- which still stings -- and given that the RomneyBot will apparently say anything at any time regardless of whether it is actually true, I'm going into this thing with an abundance of caution.
I did notice from one of the gajillion emails I get now from whoever in politics that this is actually President Obama's last debate. You have to wonder what that's like for him. I mean, your whole life has basically built up to the Presidency, and here you are at a true milestone.
Those kinds of milestones are big deals in our own every day, not-leading-the-free-world lives. It must be strange when it happens to POTUS.
I also wonder if this won't mean he's not sort of unmoored a little bit, kind of free to do and say stuff he might not normally do or say. Look, we're a little more than two weeks out. He's either going to win or lose. Pretty good chance it won't rest on this debate. Shouldn't he just go out there with everything he has?
To use the sports analogy, why leave anything on the field? Why would you?
So, go football, go baseball, and go to work, Mr. President.
And while you're waiting and I'm eating home-made chicken-noodle soup, here's this great and appropriate video for your viewing and listening pleasure. Still one of my favorites.