Sean Quinn makes a good point:

Normally, "time of possession" is a key signifier in football of which team is likeliest to win the game, but in this case the opposite seems true. Think of it -- all anyone cares about in this debate is what Sarah Palin says....Only Joe Biden can mess it up... by running up his own time of possession.

Jonathan Stein makes a similar argument.

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