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  •  I guess being pro-Mitt is like being a fan (1+ / 0-)
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    for certain sports teams, where any loss by fewer than 40 points is considered a win.  From the pundits, it seems Mitt did not so much win the debate so much as Obama lost it.  Given the high expectation for Obama and the low expectations for Mitt, Mitt's win was almost foreordained.

    I have noted some wingers arguing GWB was a more successful president than Bill Clinton.  They pull this off by pointing out the expectations for each second term, with Bill facing fairly steep expectations and GWB facing a relatively lower bar.  Given that GWB exceeded the expectations for his administration by a greater degree than Bill did, GWB must be more successful  

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