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Right. Which was more bad planning than anything else. He had a way too aggressive agenda, and would have had to have a very heavy moderating hand, preventing much serious discussion or back-and-forth, in order to get to it. Much better to err on the side of not getting through everything on his list. I would like to think that the take-home message for the future would be to have a less-aggressive agenda and allow the banter to go on as long as it doesn't become a talking points battle. But again, since left-wingers are looking to blame the moderator and format for 0bama not winning, that probably won't happen.

You would think since their candidate is always the smarter and better informed candidate and invariably without skeletons in the closet or blemishes on the record that the left would endorse the candidates actually being able to address each other with a mediator to get them started and keep it civil, plus reign them in, if they get too boring

I think Lehrer did and excellent job. This actually resembled a debate, I believe I would ahve felt that way if Romney got his butt kicked, as all I ever really want to see is the candidates able to address issues and each other with a minimal filter.
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