Originally Posted by RINGLEADER
Romney was shrewd in how he hit certain notes to win votes. Appear competent, pass the Commander in Chief threshold, appear safe to women (using lines like the one you point out), win VA by claiming we need more boats, etc.
Who knows who wins, but the CP poster who claimed Obama was trying to win a debate and Romney the election was right on.
When I was watching the debate in real time, I thought both men deserved a very vanilla B, and each had their own victories. I felt Obama outpaced Romney on substance, which is a victory but expected for a POTUS. Romney kept up for the most part, which is a victory for a governor.
So that was my initial reaction watching the debate. I feel like most shared it, but like you said: who knows. Third debates barely register anyway.
After reading the transcript, though, I feel Obama solidly hammered Romney due to the fact that so much of Romney's FP ended up looking like Obama's.
But when I saw the debate, and when I read the transcript, I absolutely loved that line: we cannot kill ourselves out of this mess.
Absolutely, undeniably true.