You expect a candidate’s partisans to put the best spin on his performance — but don’t take Republicans’ word for it. Look at what the Democrats are saying.
James Carville says Romney “came in with a chainsaw”:
Al Gore hilariously tried to blame Obama’s poor performance on the altitude:
Obama arrived in Denver at 2pm today. Just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5000 feet and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know . . .
Hahahahahahahaha. (H/t Icy.)
Finally, we have the Democrats at the L.A. Times, who tried their best to spin it, but ultimately couldn’t:
See that? Romney worked on his “empathy problem.” He’s shifting positions again, even if we acknowledge he performed well. Also: so what if he won? So did John Kerry! Nyah nyah nyah! And hey! Look at this goofy picture of Romney!!!
And last night, one of their instant reactions was: “Romney loves Big Bird, will kill funding for him anyway.”
If that’s the best they can do, Romney won. Period.