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  •  Rope-a-dope. (0+ / 0-)

    As steamed rice mentioned above, this was round one of a boxing match.  Obama spent last night learning all the lies Rmoney spewed and spun, hearing his "plans," and waiting him out.

    He now has more than enough "facts" to give him a healthy challenge in the next round.

    I've said from the start that Obama would at least appear to lose one debate badly -- either the first or second, but not the third.  Well, he's had what the media are calling a loss.  And he's got enough ammo and saved energy to come out strong when the bell rings again.

    "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

    by Yasuragi on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 08:58:00 AM PDT

    •  Actually... (0+ / 0-)

      My original post in this thread is -against- the idea that a debate is like a boxing match.

      I mean, sure, a lot of people treat it as a boxing match, but that's irrational.   It assumes that "winning" a debate is equivalent to winning an election, and I believe the two are only loosely connected to each other.

      Can we say that there are people out there who will vote for Romney because he seemed more aggressive in the debate and may claim to have won it?   Sure, why not?

      Can we say that enough voters will change their minds about Romney and vote for him when they would have voted for President Obama?   I don't think so.  Not even close.

      Obama supporters may feel depressed about how he performed in the debate, but that doesn't mean they're gonna vote for Romney.

      •  Sorry, was reading too fast. (0+ / 0-)

        And I agree with you: none of that is in my comment.  

        I feel he gathered tons of material for the whistle stops and the next debate.

        "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

        by Yasuragi on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:12:20 AM PDT

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