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  •  I watched on PBS (1+ / 0-)
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    and they didn't do the split screen, so I barely saw Obama nodding or looking down.

    I thought Obama was stalling to fill time as he gave his policies and in essence just ignoring most of what Romney said.  Close to the SNL take in a way.

    Another difference, depending on where you watched it, is that at least on PBS Obama wasn't looking at the camera during his closing argument, while Romney was.   I heard on CSPAN is was the opposite.

    Split screen can be very distracting by putting equal emphasis on the opponent waiting and the speaker.  A few wider pans are better than the creepy split screen.

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