Update: Last half hour. Romney won the last half hour, though Obama did wake up and performed well…enough. Overall, my only beef with Romney’s performance was at times he felt a bit frantic to get his answers in. He slammed usefully and diminished the President. Obama was too confident by half going into this. We found out tonight why Romney has been so successful in boardrooms. He was a commanding presence in a way he wasn’t when 6 other Republicans were on the stage. I DO give Obama credit for sucking it up after the first half hour.
Now what matters is the spin. We will now spend a week being told who won.
Update: 2nd half hour, Obama won by a squeaker. Reason: Voucher talk helps Obama and he did well with his answers. This may be a sympathy vote from me. Romney killed in the first half hour. Moving on to Dodd Frank now.
Update: First half hour Romney won going away.
DeeBate Night. I will be watching and will come back later with some thoughts. Watch. Comment. Don’t watch. Comment anyway.