i think the republican establishment is setting mitt romney up. oh, i'm not sad about it, but i do find it interesting. notable republicans, john mccain among them, are talking about how well mitt is going to do in the upcoming debate, what a great chance he has. there are several similar stories floating around the news sites on the internet.
mitt needs a "there you go again" moment, a "you, sir, are no jack kennedy" knife to throw. obama is not going to give it to him. it's being said that romney has a pile of one-liners to lay on obama. i can see mitt panting in his corner, all eager to have obama walk into one of his traps. barack obama is an exceedingly cautious man - he's going to look both ways before he crosses romney's street.
the usual modus operandi before a debate is to lower expectations, so that if the candidate breathes throughout the time he's exceeded his own expectations. what gives?