They've got to know the arena is rigged

I'm so confused. Which thread is the real one and which one is the cheap imitation knockoff?

Romney in the debates: They've got to know the arena is rigged. Could it be any worse than the NAACP, though? He mostly got applause there. He's willing to meet this stuff head-on, it seems. Into the lion's den, with the Lord beside you! 60 Minutes! The View! Anything but Letterman!

By golly, I think I'm actually starting to warm up to Romney a bit.

OTOH, If Romney skipped the debates, and TFSCoaMF was forced to debate Romney's empty chair, my money would be on the empty chair for teh winz.