I watched the debates last night, or I should say parts of them. Yeah, yeah Romney lied through his teeth and Barry pulled his punches.
I mean, if I were there, and Willard was spewing the lies that he told, I would have put it to him thusly:
"Mitt, we know what you've said in the past; it's recorded multiple times all over the place. Either you've changed your positions - again - which brings up fundamental questions about trusting you - or - you're not being honest here tonight, which also brings up fundamental questions about trusting you. Is there anything you'd like to walk back considering the video record that's out there?"
Simple enough. Maybe the Obama folks know this and are going to blitz the airwaves with these ads which would be so easy to make. But as for me, I simply would have said the above. It's true, it's accurate, it's somewhat delicate. And it pins Romney. And it's what people would have wanted to see.
Either that or the whole thing's been scripted from the get-go. I can't discount that.