David Axelrod certainly has a gargantuan job to do after last night. Before the debates, it seemed that a gaffe here and there wouldn’t hurt the President, but after Wednesday night, every single moment from now until November the 6th has got to count. Alexrod is calling all forces to mobilize to the President’s cause. If the Obama campaign ever had to fire a ‘Hail Mary’ down the field, then this is it, with roughly a month before the voting booths open for business.
According to the Daily Mail, Axelrod admits defeat on Wednesday, but asks the mainstream media to step up the narrative in favor of the President:
‘And so today, as the day after, I think the question for you [the media], for the American people is really one of character and whether or not a candidacy that’s so fundamentally rooted in hiding the truth and the facts from the American people and deception is the basis of trust on which you assign the presidency to a person.
‘So that is what we are going to focus on moving forward. We’re going to hold Governor Romney accountable for the things that he said last night and we’re going to make him justify those claims – as I hope you will make him justify those claims.
‘Because we need an an honest and a genuine and realistic plan to move forward and not a bunch of lines designed to get you through a debate.’
His remarks came not long after the debate closed, knowing full well the deluge to come. He now has to figure out a way to discredit Mitt Romney, saying,
Romney had delivered ‘a very vigorous performance but one that was devoid of honesty’, Axelrod said.
So, there you have it, folks. Axelrod admits that Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America and leader of the free world, cannot hold his own in a debate, and needs his media lapdogs to be his hatchet-men. It is now clearer than ever …without the media, Barack Obama could not be President.