Here's something interesting. John McCain appeared on CNN this morning and soft-pedaled the idea that Wednesday's debate will make a difference in the Presidential race.
Obviously, McCain was trying to relieve any additional pressure on Willard Mitt Romney, who we cats suspect may be at the point of being over-prepped for the big event. On the other hand, don't forget that we're talking about a guy who left a 2008 debate looking like this. Who wouldn't try to lower expectations after that?
But something's wrong here. Because Chris Christie also appeared on TV today — squeezing into Bob Schieffer's guest chair on "Face The Nation" — and said the exact opposite thing.
"This whole race is going to be turned upside down come Thursday morning," he declared. The debate, he said, would turn the election into a "barn burner."
So in light of this mixed messaging, we cats have a few questions:
- Didn't the Romney campaign give Christie the same talking points they gave McCain?
- If they did, did Christie just ignore them?
- Or.... is Chris Christie purposely setting Romney up? Can anyone say "2016"?