There are two things I take as a given.

One. Romney’s massacre of Obama was so complete and so surprising that even most of the media didn’t even try to spin it. They were unprepared for it. It was so shocking and devastating that the most that the media can criticize Romney for is not providing the President with a safety word in advance. Wow.

Two. Obama and the media will not be surprised next time. They will be better prepared with retorts and canned criticisms. In the next debate, Obama can start crying and curl up in the fetal position and the media will find a way to declare him the winner, the comeback kid, and all the rest. No matter what.

One would have to assume that the next debate will be closer than this one, I mean it has to be, it is hard to throw two perfect games in a row. Last night proved the axiom, if its not even close they cannot cheat.

Next time it will be closer and they will cheat.

But in the meantime, the Secret Service has changed POTUS’ codename from “renegade” to “pig tails.” Seriously, after that Romney should have made Obama hold his out-turned pocket as he walked him around the yard.

*subhead*Next time.*subhead*