ST. LOUIS--Obama campaign manager David Plouffe flew here on the Joe Biden plane and told this to reporters as he previewed the Biden-Sarah Palin debate tonight:
"Gov. Palin is one of the best debaters in American politics."
Technical term for this is raising expectations. But what is true is that I was told by a top McCain advisor that the McCain operation picked Palin after favorably viewing tapes of debates she was in when she ran for Alaska governor.