Near the end, Hanson says, "So what did we learn from nearly five hours of verbal gymnastics?
The image of competency and composure that Romney projected in the first debate was not altered by the second and has been confirmed by the third."
Although I agree, I find the conclusion rather sad. Hanson's entire discussion, as with almost all the discussion by almost everyone else, is about HOW the candidates talked, not at all about WHAT they said. I bet that at least some of the 20-30% of the voters in the middle who decide elections also care more about substance than style. Neither Obama nor Biden seemed to know much, whereas Romney & Ryan did. If others see it that way, Romney wins solidly.