THIS JUST IN!
It has been reported that Barack Obama may have misted up just a wee bit in an allegedly unscripted moment. It happened yesterday when a Charleston house-husband approached him and said, “Hello.” It is not yet clear whether the alleged tear(s) formed in both of Obama’s eyes or just in one, and if the latter, which one. We'll be following up on that.
An Obama campaign insider who demanded anonymity, saying simply, “My ass will be grass,” waffled about the rumor that the Obama camp purchased several cartons of Bausch and Lomb’s artificial tears on the heels of Hillary Clinton’s deeply touching meltdown last week. “Are you suggesting that our man isn’t in touch with his inner lachrymosity?” the anonymous insider said with no small measure of defensiveness. Okay, that short exchange netted bupkes. There’s more!
Meanwhile, analysts are divided about the authenticity of the moment, its probable cause and its actual and potential outcome, both short and long-term, nationally and globally.
An MSNBC-FOX News poll showed Obama tanking and rising, rising and tanking, thereby averaging out to holding steady at 50-50.
A Mickey’s Diner poll generated the following responses to the question, “What impact will Obama’s tear(s) have on this election?”:
- “Are you putting me on?” 7 responses (3 with eye rolls)
- “Obama. Jeez, is he running for something?” 2 responses
- “I am so, so, so sorry that man made him so sad. Gawd, what a terrible moment. Here’s what I think really happened.” 1 response (edited for length)
- “Hey, lady, I’m only six years old.” 1 response
What’s really at stake here is whether Obama’s alleged tear(s) will be sufficient to mitigate against Hillary’s emotional response to, “How do you do it?” There is no evidence that Hillary initially responded by saying, “It depends on what, exactly, you mean by it.” In any case . . . .
BREAKING: This just in. It has just been reported that John Edwards may have misted up slightly . . . .