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  •  It's getting across, (0+ / 0-)

    I just don't agree with it. I watched the debate in real time, and I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach from Obama's opening statement right through to the end. My analysis of his performance was not swayed by the media in the slightest, since I didn't watch one second of post-debate coverage.

    Of course I wasn't persuaded by Romney's lies. Come on. Like I said in my comment above, debates are about more than the facts (or lack thereof) put out there by the candidates. It's about demeanor, body language, gestures, and energy as much or more so than ideas. Modern debates do not exist to present the positions of each candidate in rational manner. They just don't. It's a big pissing match at best, and Obama fared horribly in that regard.

    He was listless, unfocused, and unpersuasive. He let Romney lie his ass off without much pushback, and let himself and the moderator get pushed around. He looked small. He failed in the task at hand, and he and his team have acknowledged as much. He dropped a huge opportunity to end this race and boost our chances down-ticket.

    I don't care what OTHER people saw, I saw a man who didn't look like he really wanted the job, and that pissed me off. I'm as big of an O-bot as they come, but god damn he didn't get the job done this week.

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