By Wesley Pruden-The Washington Times Friday, October 12, 2012
There’s not a dry mattress, pair of skivvies or delicate lace panty anywhere out there. The president is chasing an imaginary bird, the pollsters are choking back panic (“Has our methodology been wrong?”), and the media glitteries are even more hysterical than usual. (“How can anyone as wonderful as us be so wrong?”)
Democratic disarray lies all about. Change and decay in all around they see.
Quelling panic in the ranks is currently Job 1 for the Obama campaign. David Plouffe, a senior adviser to President Obama, professes not to fret about “the fundamentals” and says the panic in the ranks is nothing more than an outbreak of “bed-wetters.”
From the cries and squeals in certain precincts, it’s clear to just about everybody that Mr. Obama’s slam-dunk in the debate was only the modest clatter of a rim shot. It’s dawning on Democrats and their faithful media sages, so gleeful only yesterday, that it’s possible their man might soon have plenty of time to work on his putts and hoops.