A little bit. I thought 0bama did fairly well by typical standards, he was just up against someone who knocked it out of the park tonight. 0bama could have turned this performance in against McCain and cleaned his clock. In fact, I think he did three times last campaign. _____________________________ Firstly, you were right about what Romney had to deliver. The last thing I expected was for Romney to take charge of the format itself and demand a debate. Further that Lehrer only tried blatantly once to bail out Obama was a bonus. What Obama looked like was that he was lazy in his preparation. To folks with doubts about Obama that may be more damning than anything that actually happened. What many lost sight of was Romney was a salesman, that is largely what CEOs do along with their other duties. He was a salesman successful on a titanic scale at selling solutions to companies in trouble. Obama was Obama, this is Obama without the spin. He is a decent pol, he never was really more than that. He threw out his spin and did what he really always does. Obama was prepared, he ignored questions and plowed into talking points. Things fell apart when Lehrer did not stop Romney from actually shredding the strawmen. Romney energized the base. Is there a conservative left who now can not bring themselves to vote for Romney? He articulated principles not merely policy, and Obama can not battle that, as conservatives have claimed for decades. Yes, I expect a better Obama next time out. However, I am not sure we will get one. I happen to agree with the 'emperor is not wearing any clothes' stated by Carl. As far as a call for Romney not providing details? To that I refer to a different story. Oh please, don't throw me in the briar patch.
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