ABC’s John Berman reports: In 2000, the first presidential debate in Boston was one of the events that may have helped determine the outcome of the election (along with a few chads and some judges.)
It was widely agreed that then-Governor George W. Bush came out looking better merely because he didn’t sigh as much as then-Vice President Al Gore. What kept Bush sigh-free for such a crucial 90 minutes? How did the then-governor of Texas get ready for confrontation?
Well, when the going got tough, George W. Bush got rubbed. That’s right, the wise-cracking, self-styled western governor, liked a good massage from a Maine specialist before the debates. Guess it worked for him.
For the record, aides to Barack Obama say he will NOT be getting a massage before tonight’s show.