Since Wednesday's debate spanking of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama by 45th President of the United States, Mitt Romney, the liberal establishment and their media allies have joined the Obama campaign team in furiously blaming everything but the man who lost. (One possible and unlikely exception was Bill Maher who said, on Twitter, that "Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter.")
Following is a far from exhaustive list of Democrat excuses. You will notice certain themes. Those marked with an asterisk work for the Obama administration, the Obama campaign, or the Democratic National Committee.
Al Gore: It was the altitude.
David Plouffe*: It was the media, secretly wanting a Romney win.
David Axelrod* (Obama adviser): It was just good acting by Romney. And Romney is a liar.
Stephanie Cutter* (Obama adviser): It was the moderator.
Bob Woodward: Obama was distracted, maybe by his personal life.
James Carville: Talking to Romney is like talking to a chainsaw.
Michael Moore: It was John Kerry.
Andrew Sullivan: It was the moderator.
Juan Williams: It was liberals like Michael Moore and Andrew Sullivan on Twitter.
Darrell Delamaide: The moderator asked questions biased toward the Republican agenda.
Brad Woodhouse*: Romney is a liar.
(Intermission for a shred of honesty)
Marc Ambinder: It was the format, Obama's cautiousness, a bad memory, tiredness from dealing with Turkey and Syria, and (honesty!) that "Obama just doesn't have a very good affirmative argument to make."
(Now back to the Democrat panic-spin)
DNC*: It was Romney dominating the moderator.
DailyKos: Romney is a liar.
Michelle Goldberg: Romney is a liar.
Susan Thistlethwaite: It was the moderator and Romney is a liar.
Howard Kurtz: Journalists aren't doing their jobs… by not calling Romney a liar.
Chris Matthews: Obama doesn't watch enough MSNBC.
George Lakoff: Obama didn't say what he believes.
Jen Psaki*: Obama was too busy to adequately prepare.
Kevin Baker: Romney is a racist (because of the story about his five boys).
Jamelle Bouie: It doesn't matter.
Joe Klein: It wasn't the real Barack Obama.
Barack Obama: It wasn't the real Mitt Romney.
Joe Biden: Obama did a great job.