Rancor. Scott Pelley called last night’s debate the most rancorous ever. As far as I can remember – he’s correct. The ugliness of the campaign got uglier. This reflects rather precisely exactly where we are now as a society.
Second guessing the inner working of the “undecideds” minds is dangerous – though I do it all the time. Here I’d guess that while Obama “won” by being engaged. He once again supplied no vision for a 2nd term. Romney presents as a viable President with a plan. The plan itself is less important than the fact that it appears to exist. I have to wonder if the “undecideds” will break for Romney based on this simple dynamic: Obama, no vision/Romney, a plan.