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.
I agree. Make no mistake, it wasn't that Romney put on some brillant display....Obama simply let him off the hook. It was very frustrating to watch. When Romney says he's going to cut taxes but make them revenue neutral, simple logic dictates that the only way that works is to either not cut taxes at all or cut spending. Obama should have pressed him for specifics, but he let him off the hook. And no mention of the 47% comment? One commentator compared Obama's performance to playing prevent defense, and I think that was a good comparison. He seemed like he was trying to run out the clock. It will be interesting to see what kind of movement the polls show in the swing states. Obama just sucked. He looked exhausted and disinterested. Fortunately, there are two other debates and I suspect he won't let that happen again.