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A Debate Rout of Herculean Proportions

Terminus in WA Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 4:06 PM
And you think this alleged dip of a cooked number (if it was even accurate) is proof-positive of a reversing trend? And for that reason *alone* he should be re-elected? Wow... just wow.
I am elated to report to you something you surely already know: Mitt Romney trounced President Obama in their first debate. The rout was so decisive that even the liberal media cannot spin it the other way.

There is no need to grade this on a curve. Romney did very well in absolute, not relative, terms. He didn't just do well compared with Obama's poor performance; he really shone, in every category. He proved himself to be very knowledgeable on policy and business, quick on his feet and able to deliver zingers as graciously as possible under the circumstances.