Normally I’d jump on any bandwagon bashing the egregious John Kerry, but this attempt by the MSM and the Obama campaign to put the blame on Kerry for Obama’s debate face plant is really pathetic:
From CBS’s “This Morning”:
Norah O’Donnell: “Some Democrats say [Obama’s] campaign needs a wake-up call. Bill Plante is here with that part of the story. Bill, you’ve been talking to your sources; what are they saying?
Correspondent Bill Plante: “Well Norah, they’re simply upset and really outraged. They blame the President’s team, first of all, for not preparing him to meet the challenge of an aggressive Mitt Romney. They say that nobody in the room challenged him, including the guy that he was debating with, John Kerry, because, as they say, he wants to be Secretary of State so he’s not going to get in the President’s face. And Presidents are used to deference; they’re not used to people challenging them like that. So they think that the debate prep was terrible, but they also fault the President himself for not understanding that Romney was going to be more aggressive.”
In 1980, Reagan’s debate rehearsal sparring partner was David Stockman, who wanted to be OMB director. He didn’t hold back from lighting into Reagan. If Kerry really wants to be Secretary of State, he wouldn’t go easy–he’d go hard. Otherwise he wouldn’t get the job even if Obama wins. Reporters like Plante must think everyone who watches CBS News is really stupid. Oh, wait. . .
JOHN adds: This is good. The longer they stay delusional, the better. His campaign thinks Obama’s problem in the first debate was that he was too nice and didn’t use all the great ammunition he has against Romney. In fact, the problem is that Obama’s record is terrible, and when someone points out that fact, he doesn’t really have any response. But there isn’t much Obama can do about that at this point.