The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan was already on shaky emotional ground last Wednesday night as he live-tweeted the first presidential debate, calling President Obama’s performance a “rolling calamity” and a “disaster.” Is it wrong, then, to take joy from Sullivan’s reaction to the latest Pew poll, which gives Mitt Romney a 49–45 lead? If it is, we don’t want to be right.

As Sullivan writes:

Romney’s favorables are above Obama’s now. Yes, you read that right. Romney’s favorables are higher than Obama’s right now. That gender gap that was Obama’s firewall? Over in one night.

Look: I’m trying to rally some morale, but I’ve never seen a candidate this late in the game, so far ahead, just throw in the towel in the way Obama did last week – throw away almost every single advantage he had with voters and manage to enable his opponent to seem as if he cares about the middle class as much as Obama does. How do you erase that imprinted first image from public consciousness: a president incapable of making a single argument or even a halfway decent closing statement?

Sullivan’s followers are trying to rally him and themselves by calling Pew’s poll heavily skewed; although, as Twitchy has reported, the sample was a reasonable 34R/33D/30I — a far cry from previous polls that have favored Democrats by up to 13 points.

Didn’t the Left declare the election over weeks ago? All of that “nail in the coffin” business?

Who knew Sullivan’s tears were so delicious?

For all the cries of a skewed poll, Sullivan seems to have been struck by a reality bomb. What truth will he realize next?

  • Civenti Tu Vergens

    Whoa! Did someone just tell Sullivan to “stop acting like a girl?” Isn’t that sexist or gayist or something?

    • rivers

      Yeah no kidding, that’s an insult to my gender if you don’t mind.

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      No. M. Malkin said to “fight like a girl”. He should stop acting butt-hurt that Reggie Love’s pal got spanked from someone who isn’t a Democrat.

    • Michael Rice

      i was going to write the same thing. Had it come from a Repub, there would cries of gay baiting and hate.

    • TocksNedlog

      He can’t “stop acting like a girl”!
      He was born this way.

  • HappyHarriet

    If this Andrew dude weren’t so pathetic, I would be laughing at him. During all these OBummer years, Andrew didn’t figured out that the Great One is a total FRAUD? How empty-headed do you have to be not to see the total lack of integrity and reality in the current Administration, top to bottom? Andrew needs to get out more and meet some REAL people who actually pay attention to what’s happening in the world. He’s been breathing his own carbon dioxide for too long. Someone… call the EPA.

  • Kristi Reagan

    Today’s Delicious @sullydish? Schweddy balls.
    #snl #alecbaldwin #defundnpr

  • Jack Deth

    But, but, but, but!….. SQUIRREL!!!

    Wut, not a squirrel?… AARDVARK!!!!!

    God! I love it when bed wetting, silver spoon, egomanical libs melt down!

  • CalCon10

    This smells of set-up. Obama comes into the next debate, does OK (or better; hard not to!), media declares victory, corrupt polls announce HUGE turnaround.

    They did it in ’04 with Bush: good lead, so-so debate, Kerry BIG LEAD from bounce!

  • Tel-Jonah Stern

    If this is their reaction to losing a debate, I’m concerned for their mental health following Obama’s inevitable defeat.

  • tjp77

    That Andrew Sullivan article was probably the greatest thing I’ve ever read. I truly hope that Obama is as finished as Sullivan seems to believe he is.

    The reality, however, is probably not so simple. I fear that in the next debate expectations will be so lopsided that if Obama simply avoids vomiting on his shoes and Romney fails to deliver the Gettysburg Address redux, the media will declare Obama the winner and create some kind of bizarre comeback narrative for him. I could be wrong though; the clock is ticking and I honestly don’t think Obama has it in him to beat Romney in a battle of wits.

    Romney does need to win a decisive victory in both upcoming debates though. Decisive enough that they’re spin-proof, as the first one was.

    • Hank DeCat

      You are right about Romney needing to win the next 2 debates as decisively as the first for MSM to declare him the winner, but as long as he holds his own (which he will) it doesn’t matter what the MSM says in the long run — on 11/6/12, Obama’s going to lose anyway.

    • Maria

      Since they don’t allow teleprompters at debates, Romney has it made since he’s direct unlike McCain. Obama will for sure fail foreign policy.

  • louisiana_mom

    So, this is what happens when a cult member finds out the cult leader is not a god… who knew?

  • louisiana_mom

    So, this is what happens when a cult member finds out the cult leader is not a god… who knew?

  • Paul C.

    Finally reality hits the liberals and it ain’t pretty. Anti-depressants are the call of the week.

  • BigDogJunction

    I love how they try to blow off Sullivan’s meltdown prior to the election, as normal, “Oh, never mind, folks! Sully’s doing his usual pre-election hissy-fit”.

    Not buying it. Because I pretty much remember every raw, open, festering sore of a liberal, being quite giddy and gloating… pretty much for the entirety of 2 years, leading up to the election. Sullivan was one of the worst!

    I could have told you this was coming (I actually did), in 2006 when the media crowned him 6 year American Idol. It typically takes the American public 4 years to wake up, from that type of media generated hype. Which is why we saw Zero have his stranglehold on the government wrested away in ’10 and his image started to crack. You can only fool all of the people (well all minorities and white guilt suckers), some of the time.

    The guy its toast come next month. He’s always been Carter Part Deux. We’ll get rid of this clown and attempt to undo his damage.

    Hopefully he’s done enough damage to the democrats, to keep their dumb butts out of power, for a while.

  • redheadinbluegrass

    Oh yeah! I would love to be the girly-girl that put the smackdown on him – whiny baby!

  • Tish

    Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye O Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye O Sing it Patriots It feels Great !!!!!

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    I’d probably get a bigger kick out of all this if I’d ever really heard of this dishrag before or cared about him now. As long as I know a leftard is weeping, though, that’s good enough for me.

  • marcellucci

    Dear Mr. Sullivan,
    Please visit a Hypno-therapist.
    Have them take you back to the day you missed the “Adult” train…..get on board
    Then slowly move forward in time, re-hearing the propaganda you were being fed…..
    Listen with your new “Adult” ears…..your depression will soon fade to enlightenment…..

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady I cannot imagine how he got the name “Excitable Andrew,” can you?

  • DANEgerus

    More Sullivan posts on Trig’s heritage! It’s the only thing that can save Obama now…

  • John Hanover

    Oh my the tiny tears trickle down the once rosy cheeks as the rose tinted glasses now reflect the excrement left on the sidewalk as the MSM leave the auditorium and crawl back to their respective bureaus. ” I’m trying to rally some morale ” too bad he can’t rally some morals to do his job correctly and impartially the first time.