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  •  You mean it wasn't the greatest debate (4+ / 0-)
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    Performance of the television age? Shocked I say, shocked!

    "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

    by conspiracy on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 12:53:24 PM PDT

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    •  No, it wasn't. Not by a long shot. (1+ / 0-)
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      I think the overreaction to his good but not great performance is more a reflection of relief than anything else--the sort of relief that comes from any sign of hope that things just aren't as bad as you thought they were. Now, can one debate change that? Partly, I guess. At the same time, I'd say it makes more sense to argue that things were never that good for us to begin with and/or that they will come back to earth, assuming it wasn't the first domino to drop in a strong of errors, something we'll know about only after the election.

      I don't mean to sound like I am living in denial, but more to that point, did the debate force Obama to give up on his ground game? Of course it didn't. The only difference between now and then--and what will turn into more of a difference/problem if and only if things get worse for us with some bad errors on Obama's part--is that Romney's side is more pumped up. But that might not last and, even if it does, it's not something we could control in any event. We had and still do have a tremendous amount working in our favor. We shouldn't forget that.

      "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

      by bjssp on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 12:59:54 PM PDT

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