Earlier today, President Obama was on his way to do more debate prep, walking past White House reporters. He engaged in the usual friendly banter with what is normally a reliable group of supporters:
REUTERS: How are you feeling about tonight?
OBAMA (smiling): I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day.
NBC: Are you aware Michelle voted for you yesterday?
OBAMA (turning to yell back): Thank goodness!
But then came a substantive question, to which Obama had no answer:
POLITICO: Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?
OBAMA: (Silence. Kept walking.)
It is quite remarkable to watch:
It’s a tough question. What is the right answer? Yes? No? I suspect that one more item was added to Obama’s debate preparation.