Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
Im a very very left wing liberal, and I thought Mittens kicked Obamas ass tonight. Wasn't even close. Obama looked disinterested and simply didn't stand up for himself. Romney threw out a lot of bull**** tonight, and Obama never called him on it. He pushed around the moderator, he had convinction (even when his facts are off), and I think its a wake up call for the president.
That said...i really dont think debates make a lick of difference in peoples final decision...plus, people have no attention spans. And i dont think either of them will make much of a difference anyway.
For those who have already made up their mind you are probably right, but for undecideds I think it can definitely sway you one way or the other. That's why you debate.
Frank Luntz had a focus group and for many people who voted Obama in '08 they are going Romney this time.