Casey lost his cool and engaged Santorum toe to toe in the center of the ring so to speak. You guessed it. Santorum TKOed Casey in the first round.
You don’t TKO in the first round. You KO in the first round. You TKO if the referee stops the fight, or if the fight is over and you need to determine a winner. Better sports metaphors, please.
For a good time, check out KLO’s hallucinatory blogging on the Casey-Santorum debate. Sure, when Al Gore sighed and acted like a dick around George Bush, it was a blunder that killed his candidacy. But when Santorum does it to Casey? He’s a fighter. And everybody loves a fighter!