We're seeing the solidifying of conservatives and some movement by independents. But in order to keep the independents and Reagan Democrats on board, Mitt has to double down and outbox Obama in the next two debates.
It will be tough. You can count on President Obama being better in the second debate. He won't be sullen and playing rope-a-dope like Muhammad Ali, he'll be throwing left hooks and rabbit punches.
But I think Mitt can rise to the challenge and improve in the next debate too. People have to understand, Mitt is no featherweight.
You do not get to the top in the business world and run companies like Bain Capital if you are a pushover or an idiot.
You have to know how to fight for what you want but also know how to negotiate. You have to know how to close the deal. Mitt closed the deal when he saved the Winter Olympics.
Now he needs to close the deal on winning the presidency so he can save the United States of America from four more years of Obama.