Something odd happened to the Obama-crazy media after the first presidential debate on Wednesday. The media could for the life of them spin away the president's lackluster performance and Romney's debate win.
There was nothing they could say
that take away from
Mitt Romney's victory, but then came the excuses for the president. Some
blamed Jim Lehrer for his inability to moderate properly, other cited what must've been an incumbent debate curse, there was even some mention of Obama's reluctance to come across as an angry black man.
But the dopiest analysis by far was from former Vice President Al Gore, on his Current TV network -- think an even farther left version of MSNBC with fewer voters -- who blamed altitude sickness on Obama's poor performance:
"I'm going to say something controversial here. Um, Obama arrived in Denver at 2 pm today. Just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust. Um, I don't know maybe kind of a..."