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Why Romney Won the First Debate

jkash1776 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 3:29 AM
clb2012now, we already know. He told Putin, remember? With the second term he won't have to report to anyone and he'll be able to completely please all of Putin's hopes and dreams.
Jim Lehrer was effective in one area as the moderator of the first Presidential Debate of 2012.  That is, he convinced the audience to not be a factor by remaining generally quiet.  While he was not very effective in controlling the candidates, Lehrer’s style seemed to work out well in facilitating his primary goal of drawing out ideological contrasts.