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  •  And why is that? (4+ / 0-)
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    daeros, Mommyca, boofdah, keetz4

    Because we expect Obama to knock one out of the park each and every time he steps up to the plate, right?

    That's why everybody tries to tamp down expectations before a debate. Obama didn't have a poor debate performance compared to the way most presidents debate; he only had a poor debate performance compared to the way Democrats expected he would perform.

    If Romney debated the way Obama debated, everyone would be praising the performance, not criticizing it.

    •  A poor performance compared to Gov Romney. (2+ / 0-)
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      stitchmd, Victor Ward

      That's really the only metric which matters in this instance.

      The loss of momentum matters for downticket races. The higher the President's numbers, the longer his coattails.

      The real enemy of the good is not the perfect, but the mediocre.

      by Orange County Liberal on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 08:08:32 AM PDT

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