Monday, October 22, 2012

Obama Cleans Up in 3rd Debate

The writing was on the wall fairly early in the foreign policy debate that President Obama was leading. By an hour in, I openly pondered on Twitter whether or not Mitt Romney could mount a comeback in the last third. He didn't. He won the coin toss for the last closing remarks, so he got the last word, but that was it. On every measure I could see, Romney--with his sweaty upper lip and his annoying half-smirk--lost. [Story follows below]

Was it a blowout like the first debate was, in the opposite direction? Arguably. It may not play out that way in the days that follow, as a narrative gels. After all the first debate started out as a lackluster loss for the President, which was later morphed into a spectacular, knockout win by Romney. But the snap polls--in particular, the CBS one that clinched it for Romney the first time--was a bigger blowout for Obama this time.

So, that's 1-Romney/Ryan, 3-Obama/Biden. Will it make a difference?



President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, saying, "Every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world. . .

Read more at: Huffington Post 

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