David Frum

10.10.12

Biden Won't Save Obama

Ed Morrissey laughs off the idea that a strong debate performance from Vice President Joe Biden can resuscitate President Obama's floundering campaign.

Even if Obama does well in these debates, though, the first impression has already been fixed from last week's contest. Team Obama has made it stick all the more by constantly reminding everyone about how badly he did. Obama's best chance to reverse the slide will be to make the case for his second term outside of the debate halls, rather than focus entirely on Romney as his campaign has done since May in an attempt to disqualify him in the mind of voters. That strategy evaporated in the thin air of Denver, and there won't be any time left to revive it.