Third half hour: One topic was drones. A word that fits this debate. As a stand alone debate, like the last one, Obama won on points but Romney was solid most of the time. He also agreed with Obama much of the time, a tip of the hat to good internal polls. He needed to be smart and present in a context that is less important to most voters. He was. His China answer will play well. Romney closed hard and strong. Obama’s closing was very good. All in all I think this debate changes exactly…nothing. We shall see.
Second half hour: I’m bored. Okay, now that’s out of the way. This is a draw so far. Obama is did okay in 2nd 30 minutes. He’s smirky but okay. Romney threw out the red meat at the top of the hour. Obama fired back. POTUS calls Romney a liar…then hammers Obama for skipping Israel. Obama does well in his response. Quite well. Emotional, it’s all bullshit on a stick but it worked. More later.
First half hour: A draw. I lean a bit toward Romney being “ahead” because he seems like the President and Obama seems like the challenger.
Romney and Obama go at it again at 9pm Eastern in the last debate. I’ll be a bit delayed but watching and adding my thoughts. Unless there’s a huge gaffe I don’t expect this debate to change much. What do you think?