Maybe it’s not exactly a Dewey Beats Truman moment, but someone at the Republican National Committee’s website had an itchy finger tonight, posting a pre-written post-debate bit of victory chest-thumping (see below).
“The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate,” the GOP post boasted. The page was up only for about 10 minutes, beginning at 7:20 PM ET –just long enough for at least one news organization to save it for posterity. Thanks to CNBC, here’s a look at the GOP’s forecast, complete with some of Pence’s top moments from the debate, like his comments on the economy and “Highlighting Hillary’s scandals.”
With a performance like that, Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine barely needs to show up.