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What The Debates Taught Us

USNbubblehead Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 9:29 AM
"In the fireworks of the second debate... Obama... pulled off a tie or narrow victory based on his sheer aggression -- or on the fact that he at least had improved upon his first losing debate performance." I'm sure having Candy Crowley in the tank improved the odds considerably. She and Martha Raddatz both have a future as professional wrestling referees.

The president of the United States in the last debate chose to go on the attack against his challenger, Mitt Romney -- and once again largely failed to convince the American people that he was the more presidential alternative.

But how did the once-messianic incumbent find himself in this fix of playing the catch-up role of a bar-room-brawling challenger rather than a calm and confident president? Despite running ahead in the polls for most of the year, Barack Obama has rarely achieved a 50 percent favorability rating, largely because of four years of dismal economic news. Obama himself had warned us...