Let's not forget that Romney is "the candidate the Obama campaign wanted all along".
That was their assessment, is, break out the champagne, Romney broomed the other Republicans.
Then came the most lopsided, disastrous debate for any president or any presidential candidate in history. In one night, in front of 70,000,000 people, the mask was gone, the greek columns were gone and the teleprompter was missing. Poof, just like that, the people saw that 300-500 million had been spent demonizing Romney and the media have been hailing the chief of idiocy for 4 years now.
Remember, this is what the Obama campaign originally wanted.