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The Second Debate Thud

birdfighter Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 12:52 PM
Obama won the 2nd debate? Romney did a few things I didn't like, such as, asking questions of Obama, and then badgering Obama when he wouldn't answer. Romney should have kept his attention entirely focused on the townhall guests asking questions. Nevertheless, Romney's presentation and soundness of argument was just as good, if not better than Obama. A draw is the only right conclusion. Romney might have won if had just left Obama alone and answered the questions. In a way though, Romney did win--Crowley's unfair intervention worked against Obama, left a sour taste and smell in most viewers' minds.
gungy Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 5:58 PM
birdfighter you nailed the problem with Romney's presentation in your second sentence. I hope Romney won't do that on Monday. I also think you are right, Crowley's blatant intervention--and I think collusion with the Obama team (she had the transcript and Obama KNEW she had it) did disgust people and backfired.
Crowley should be fired right along with Obama.

Here's what we know so far:

The first debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney changed the direction of the campaign. In the two-plus weeks since that debate Obama's lead in national polls and nearly every battleground state poll has shrunk or Romney has pulled ahead.

The second debate, which most observers believe Obama won on style points, has had no effect on the race whatsoever.

At least so far.

In the three tracking polls: Rasmussen, Gallup and Investor's Business Daily that had at least one night of their tracking in the field following the...