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Obama may have won the Boca debate battle but he knows he is losing the election war to Romney.

In short, Obama started the 90 minutes here in Boca Raton, Florida believing he was losing his bid for re-election.

By and large, Romney succeeded in Boca. He came across as knowledgeable and reasonable and made no mistakes. In short, he passed the commander-in-chief test.

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At times, Obama sounded like a cable television talking head

Obama dripped with sarcasm.

For a President whose likeability was such an asset, to be resorting to attacks that will inevitably drive up his negatives looks a lot like panic.

Obama, who needed to change things, may have "won" the debate battle but is still losing the election war.


Excellent analysis

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