Obama's supporters lost it -- they lost it for him. PlumLine has the story.
President Obama is ultimately responsible for the fallout from his lackluster debate performance two weeks ago — but it’s also true that liberals added to the bad news with several days of complete panic. They grossly overreacted to initial snap polls of the debate, despite the fact that immediate, post-event polling is notoriously shaky. ...PlumLine
In a sense, then, Obama became the victim of his own side. It's happened before. It's a neurosis suffered largely by Democrats and it's been there for years, decades. Republicans may want to be president but they make better cheerleaders, as well we know.
The CNN snap poll for example, showed a 42 point Romney victory, but failed to mention that white Southerners — a GOP friendly segment of the electorate — were a large part of the sample. Likewise, their snap poll of the vice presidential debate was more Republican than their average poll of all Americans, showing the extent to which debate watchers — as a whole — are more likely to support the GOP..
The immediate liberal stampede away from Obama — driven, in part, by the snap polls — hurt his image writ large, and reinforced the view that the first debate was a historic loss for an incumbent president. ...PlumLine
The media go out looking for trouble. That is, they look for a game-changing story. But a lot of us aren't so changeable.
The vast bulk of Americans have watched President Obama perform in office for the last four years. The large majority of have already made up their minds about his tenure and their vote. ...PlumLine