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Why Romney Won the First Debate

petroleum engineer Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 12:09 PM
saepe-expertus - Perfect analysis! Plus, he is a perfect example of narcissism. It also became quite clear that he had little if any understanding of basic economics. This man is not qualified to be administrator of a small office. I made the comment once to a friend who happens to be a two-star admiral - It's like putting a newly commissioned Ensign in command of a aircraft carrier.
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.