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Not What the President Needed

AZAnnie Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 10:45 AM
Thank you, Carol. I'm always glad and thankful for your objective, even responses to these kinds of issues. It helps bring me back to reality. Keep it up!

By sheer dint of staying awake and paying attention to the debate, President Obama was bound to perform better than his last outing a couple of weeks ago.  He certainly did enough to give his partisans a reason not totally to surrender to despair, or to keep his own numbers from crashing precipitously.  But I suspect he hasn't reversed the rise in Romney's fortunes any more than his presidency has slowed the rise of the oceans.

That's because he didn't do what he needed to do -- that is, to disqualify and effectively knock out Mitt Romney; to validate his own...