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    much is being made this morning among disappointed obama supporters (like me) about how much mitt romney lied during the debate.

    but it seems to me that that's irrelevant because the president let him get away with his lies during the debate.  given that most of our pathetically apathetic electorate probably won't be reading any in-depth post-debate analysis -- and those who do will most likely stick to those outlets that confirm their opinions -- the president handed mitt romney the debate victory on a silver platter.

    what will stick in the mind of most voters is not what the pundits say afterward, but what they saw in the debate.  and what they saw was mitt romney stating facts that -- while untrue -- went unchallenged, thus giving them the ring of truth.

    i'm afraid i'm feeling very disheartened this morning.  not just about the presidential race, but about obama's failure to energize his own base and to instead let mitt romney energize his, which could have repercussions through house and senate races as well.

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