Originally Posted by jd1020
Romney was debating. Obama was campaigning. Obama's is playing not to lose when 1 swift kick to the nuts would have ended Romney's hopes of becoming the President last night.
Interesting take. Obama was on the talking points and seemed to be flustered when Romney was in such command of the figures and facts. Every time Obama talked he was rambling, giving those global feel nice lines that we see in speeches. But even then the were disconnected, almost random at times. He never really made a solid point.
Romney was able to take everything Obama did say and make a real point that gutted whatever it was Obama seemed to be trying to get to.
What will really hurt Obama is that the Romney the Obama campaign has attempted to create is not at all what the people saw. This could cost Obama dearly. If they continue to run ads that paint the Romney they wanted, they lose all credibility. And after being taken to school on economics and Romneys plan, Obama cannot realistically continue to basically lie.
Obama tried to stake out the middle class as his playground and Romney took that and ran with it. He showed not only an understanding of the issues with those in the middle, he had a real grasp of why jobs are not there and how to get them back.
What Obama did successfully do was reiterate his philosophy that big government is the answer to every issue across the board.