Presidential debate edition, so get your asses in here starting around 7:30 PM CST. Here’s how uber-serious journalism covers this bitch:
Obama and the four-corners offense:Remember the days before there was a shot clock in college basketball? The team that led late in the second half just held on to the ball, milking the clock and draining any hope of a comeback from their opponents.
Go back and watch Obama’s debate performance in 2008 against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and you will see a candidate who knows he’s ahead and just wants to make sure he holds on to the ball.
Try to think of a genuinely memorable moment from the three Obama-McCain debates. You’ll be hard-pressed to do it — and that’s a testament to Obama’s ability to execute his four-corners strategy. He came across as serious and sober about the nation’s problems, but also left almost no opening for McCain to leap in and steal the ball from him.
You can’t remember anything memorable! And I certainly am not in any position to remind you of anything, because that is not my job. My job is to report on what you can expect from the debate, and apparently what you can expect is Barack Obama’s wicked jump shot. Also a lot of blathering about Mitt Romney’s “comfort zone” and how he really would be more at home in a cozy sweater with a mug of cocoa, because these things take exactly zero knowledge to write about. And zero knowledge is my ZONE, baby.
Speaking of idiot campaign coverage, if you go read that story tere’s also something called the “Social Mention Index,” which totals up how many times Obama, Romney, Biden and Ryan are mentioned on social media. And then it gives you those totals. In numbers. Right there on your screen.
That, by itself, means lots of things. And I’m sure we will get around to telling you what those things are, once we’re done with our basketball metaphors.