For Democrats still in a post-debate funk and hoping that Joe Biden provides a lift tomorrow night, there is always Bill Clinton to get them through their dark night.

“I had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. I thought, Wow, here’s ol’ moderate Mitt! Where ya been, boy? I’ve missed you all these last few years,” Clinton said this week in a speech at Las Vegas.

This kind of political skill is extremely rare. It has been honed by years of experience at countless fish frys and town squares all over Arkansas and America. Clinton knows how to read people and he needs their love. Two main character traits of our most successful politicians.