|Well we already KNOW who Fox News will declare the winner, don't we?|
Of course Romney will undoubtedly bring up the confusion about the Benghazi attack, which if you read this LA Times article is an argument that should not hold any water:
The assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last month appears to have been an opportunistic attack rather than a long-planned operation, and intelligence agencies have found no evidence that it was ordered by Al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials and witnesses interviewed in Libya.
Republicans have zeroed in on possible Al Qaeda ties to the Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, and have criticized the Obama administration for not saying early on that it was an act of terrorism. But after five weeks of investigation, U.S. intelligence agencies say they have found no evidence of Al Qaeda participation.
Of course this will not placate the Fox News crowd and Romney will be tailoring his message to speak directly to them tonight in order to get out his base. Facts would only confuse them anyhow.
I have also heard pundits discuss the possibility that Romney will try to turn the conversation toward the economy which, for reasons that continue to puzzle me, he is currently polling well ahead of the President.
I anticipate a rather aggressive debate tonight, as there is a LOT on the line and I think very few punches will be pulled. However if I were giving Romney advice I would tell him that he needs to work at not coming off as a complete asshole this time.
Yeah good luck with that!
Once again I will be tweeting my impressions during the exchange, which you can follow here, and updating the comments here on IM all through the evening.
So grab your favorite beverage, pop that tub of popcorn, and let's see if tonight's debate will finally be the battle that demolishes Mitt Romney's chances of ever fulfilling Joseph Smith's White Horse Prophecy.
Update: Even though debate is still going on Poltico has an evolving transcript.