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Obama Awakes—But Can’t Stop Mitt

Hannah9 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:40 PM
After watching Cany's performance, I renew my call for Rush Limbaugh to moderate a debate. He would be much more objective.
This column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Forget about Barack Obama’s eagerly awaited emergence from his first debate coma: the biggest question about the second candidate confrontation centered on whether Mitt managed to maintain his undeniable momentum.

After all, a flurry of pre-debate polls showed Romney as the newly minted frontrunner—especially a Gallup survey that gave him a commanding 50-46 percent lead among likely voters in all twelve swing states, including such purportedly impregnable Democratic bastions as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and (surprise!) New Mexico.

Did the Mittster do anything to disrupt or accelerate his apparent progress toward...