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Fallout: DNC says Romney was Mean, RNC Zeroes in on Obama's Smirk

PatV Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 2:33 PM
Well Mitt certainly schooled the younger, ill prepared Prez. And, while I'm thrilled at this breakthrough it is mearly the opening round. Ryan cannot underestimate Biden in spite of his gaffes. he cannot be as ill-prepared as O'bama or the older more experienced Biden will win. More to the point Ryan should stay to his strength, that is the budget and deficits....etc., and minimize his exposure to foreign policy. Conversely the Romney campaign needs to take advantage of this leading into his next debate. Not taking anything for granted.

In keeping with the rapid-fire pace of this election cycle, the respective party committees have already produced post-debate videos, and much like the candidates performances' themselves, one is significantly more effective than the other. The debate gave Team Romney quite a bit more to work with than Team Obama, and it's painfully evident in the two videos they each produced.

Let's look at the Democrats' offering first, "Mitt Romney: What a Guy." They don't have much to work with; their candidate's performance was tepid at best -- Charles Blow in the New York Times called him "President Xanax,"...