Like others I feared that President Obama had stepped on the real third rail of American politics: getting your ass kicked...and staying on the floor. As one deflated reader observed on the TPM editors blog about the President after the first debate "Obama can’t handle confrontation. He wilted at Romney’s aggressive approach. It totally threw him off his game and he never rebounded in any effective way." So Obama had to get up off the floor, like Wiley Coyote after running into a stone wall and do some butt whupping himself. There really was a defining moment. When your adversary says "please proceed", and then "get the transcript" you should - lest you find you are having one of those Wiley Coyote moments like that below when things don't work out as expected.