What I’ve always thought he’s had going for him during these fall debates is that he comes off plausibly presidential — whatever that means. He didn’t on the Daily Show tonight. It was silly. And the whole night on TV was downright insulting. It looked like he and Biden were already celebrating their victory and then Obama laughed about the darn fools who thought they could beat him with Stewart.
We’ll see Tuesday what happens, but I don’t think tonight was his best night. It may not matter — maybe everyone was watching the Phillies or Pushing Daisies or otherwise living life. But it may.