Although the first presidential debate is several hours away, John McCain has already declared himself the winner. McCain's self-proclaimed success also marks a dramatic turnaround for the candidate, who only yesterday did not plan on attending the yet-to-occur forum.
From the Washington Post:
Although the fate of tonight's presidential debate in Mississippi remains very much up in the air, John McCain has apparently already won it -- if you believe an Internet ad an astute reader spotted next to this piece in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal this morning.
"McCain Wins Debate!" declares the ad which features a headshot of a smiling McCain with an American flag background. Another ad spotted by our eagle-eyed observer featured a quote from McCain campaign manager Rick Davis declaring: "McCain won the debate-- hands down."
Perhaps Woody Allen said it best: "Eighty percent of success is just showing up."
What do you think Obama could have done differently? In hindsight of tonight's debate, should Obama have run really fast around the world -- kind of like in the end of the first Superman -- to prevent this devastating loss?