The Nose: Debating Big Bird, Strippers In A Truck, & Pulpit Politics

Oct 5, 2012

Trust Al Gore to come up with an out-of-left-field and yet completely plausible explanation for something people have been discussing for two days.

Gore is the first to suggest that some of President Obama's Wednesday night problems, maybe a lot of them, were caused by the altitude in Denver. The president arrived a few hours before the debate. Mitt Romney settled in there well in advance and did his debate prep in Denver where the mile-high altitude is generally acknowledged to knock people for a loop if they're not acclimated. 
 So, is that a crazy theory?
 Not as crazy as the Job Truthers, a spontaneous Twitter-driven movement that formed this morning to claim the Obama administration faked the great unemployment figures that were released today. 
 For reasons we'll discuss, the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not lend itself to conspiracies. Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.