I think BO was defeated in the first minute of the debate. When he announced his 20 year wedding anniversary and the hall sat on its hands I believe he suffered irreparable brain damage. You could see him waiting for the eruption of applause and when it didn't come he knew he was on his own. With no teleprompter, no phony dialect, and no sycophants he was left to his own devices. Those devices served him as well as the inner circle he depends on to "lead" a nation.