Originally Posted by 24champ
I was expecting Obama to use some sort of reference to Bain or the 47 percent comment, and then pander to the women and so forth. To my surprise he looked completely out of it, sort of meandering through the debate. Essentially the hundreds of millions of dollars the Obama Campaign spent on defining Romney, completely evaporated last night.
Romney really looked more Presidential than the President himself, Romney was respectful in going after Obama. Props to the Romney debate prep team, they worked on shortening Romney's responses since Romney can go a little wonky and lengthy at times.
I don't think this election is over based on last nights debate, but Romney has probably inched ahead by a few points. Romney got a lot of the undecideds, Romney did very well on CNN's flash poll (Romney got the largest percent in CNN poll history, going back to Reagan) and their Colorado undecideds focus group.
I'm starting to think the 47 percent thing, and Bain are better weapons for Obama to use in ads rather than at a debate. At a debate Romney can respond directly. In ads you can say whatever the eff you want and people will buy it.
I would be very surprised if they aren't brought up in the next two debates however. Obama is going to come out the next two debates having to correct himself so much after the first disaster it may make him over compensate and not do so well. I would not be the least bit surprised if Romney/Ryan go 4/4 in these debates. The VP debate should be great. Bidens a dumbass.