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The Obama comeback has already come

That was fast:  Before the debate, Mark Halperin said the press corps was itching to write the Romney comeback story. It turns out what they were really itching to write was the Obama-comeback-from-the-Romney-comeback story. You know, something like “How Obama reset his campaign.” … Glenn Thrush of Politico has, in fact, already  written it:  There’s  already a “new narrative.” A “whipsaw transformation.” Obama “was radically different Thursday—not just calm but buoyant, loose, focused.” He gripped the podium with a fresh intensity! “That’s what he does when he’s really into it,” a “top” Obama adviser revealed.  …

The Romney revival lasted, what, 12 hours?  What appeared to be a neutral press yearning for a good horse race is looking more like the screenwriter’s need to throw some minimal obstacles in the hero’s path in order to make his ultimate triumph all the more satisfying.

I’m disappointed in my press-herd colleagues. I thought we kicked ‘em when they’re down. At least for a while. …

P.S.: Why such an evanascent interval of Obama-bashing? Feiler Faster Thesis or Liberal Media Bias? Do I have to pick? You make the call! But imagine if Romney had been ahead and Obama had trounced him in a debate. Would a “How Romney reset his campaign” story have appeared this quickly? Me neither. …