Reality Vs. 'Reality'
thedailybeast.com — Today may be the most important single day of the campaign. Obama won the debate. Everyone this side of Charles Krauthammer agrees that Romney was general and platitudinous and not that engaged. That makes two out of three. You might think that would mean momentum. And yet the conventional wisdom is congealing right now—it is hardening this morning, minute by minute—that Romney is going to win the election. In reality, Obama is the favorite. This emerging c.w. is built more on spin and smell, which the media are starting to buy. And so, after their side’s third consecutive debate loss, conservatives are the ones feeling confident. Factually, this isn’t remotely justified. Conservatives know all this. But they’re constructing an opposite reality. This is at the heart of everything going on right now, I think. It’s what they can do that liberals can’t really do. They've always done it.