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My preview from “Morning Joe”:
WILLIE GEIST: He does have, not only Democrats, but, let’s be honest, some members, many members perhaps, of the media poised to say he’s back. This is a redemption story. He had a bad first night. He’s back. He’s done it. He’s back in command of this race. Don’t you think that takes hold, almost regardless of what happens tonight?
MARK HALPERIN: On the first point, I actually don’t think so. I think expectations aren’t that the President somehow is a horrible communicator and horrible in debate so I don’t think he’s benefitting from low expectations. And the second point, putting my finger on the pulse of the media wing of the Gang of 500 and trying to anticipate, trying to psych out what you’re talking about, I actually don’t think so. I think the press prefers the narrative right now. I’m not advocating this, just telling you what I sense of the zeitgeist. I think the press prefers the narrative right now of the President unable to figure out how to master doing a debate. I think there’s just as much interest in that narrative to the extent that influences coverage as there is a comeback story. Maybe the comeback story for the third debate but, in this one, I don’t think he’s got some big advantage either in the press psyche or in the public mood.
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