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  •  While I agree with you on some points, (7+ / 0-)

    the point that Mitt could not have won the debate because he lied all the way through it ignores the reality TV these types of debates have become.
    Mitt won the debate by lying according to the media, to popular opinion and as mentioned above, by Obama's own team.
    To people who listened to the debate on the radio, most I've heard said they thought Obama won. They heard what the two men were actually saying (and they were calling into political shows, so I'm assuming they were informed on the issues) and thought Obama was good on the issues and Mitt lied all the way through. They didn't have the optics to judge, only the answers, so I think the substance of the debate on TV was lost, and thus the debate was lost.
    It's not a big deal and certainly not worth all the garment rending I'm seeing on Twitter (maybe I'm just avoiding the right diaries, but I'm not seeing much of it here, which is a nice change), but that's certainly disappeared since the new jobs numbers and Big Bird have taken over the conversation.
    Let's move on to the next one and stop dwelling on something we can't change.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:36:46 AM PDT

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