How To Tell McCain Won
Because the media are already trying to claim
MS. ANDREA MITCHELL: Oh, absolutely. And, you know, there was the crisp, immediate, forceful response by John McCain, clearly in a comfort zone because he was with his base. And Barack Obama, taking a risk in going there but seeing an opportunity. And a much more nuanced approach. The Obama people must feel that he didn't do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context, because that -- what they're putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama.
Apparently the "cone of silence" bit refers to the fact that McCain was supposedly in another room when Obama was being questioned. To liberals, the idea that McCain could possibly have beaten Obama is impossible, so they invent reasons why it happened. Remember this whole bit of fruitcakery?