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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - You like drama? This is your TV night. On one hand you have game seven of the National League playoffs after the Cardinals blew a three games to one lead against the Giants. On the other hand, you have the last presidential debate after Obama blew his lead in the first debate and Romney blew his Libya moment in the second debate by getting his facts wrong.

So, there are a whole group of desperate characters here. First, the Cardinals desperate to show they don't suffer from a version of the Chicago Cubs curse. That's because the Cards were ahead of the Tigers three games to one in the '68 series, and lost. The cards were ahead of the Royals three games to one in the '85 series, and lost. The Cards were ahead of the Braves three games to one in the '96 league championship playoffs, and lost. See a pattern here? Lose tonight and the Cards have a bona-fide curse going.

Then there's president Obama. He was way ahead in all the polls going into that first debate but mailed in his performance and got clobbered. He also had been riding high in foreign policy with his killing of Osama Bin Ladin. Then he blew that, as his administrationm from the state department to the CIA seemed genuinely confused about the murder of the US Ambassador to Libya along with three other American officials.

Then there's governor Romney. He got his facts wrong abpout Libya in  the second debate and got caught. He says he'll be tough on china but has made a lot of money outsourcing and offshoring American jobs to China. He says and administration's foreign policy is a shambles but doesn't really have a coherent alternative. Except to spend even more on the military.

So the two candidates and the cardinals each have a lot on the line. After tonight let's see who feels the worst.

I'm Charles Jaco and that's Jacology.