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  •  My take on Romney's debate (3+ / 0-)
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    Demi Moaned, myboo, SteelerGrrl

    Romney's team is looking at how they win. They (try to) win on the "Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago?" argument. He's also been paying attention to trying to close some of the likeability and gender gaps that will tighten this up. They probably felt like the best strategy was to hug Obama on foreign policy and try to come out with a tie and in the closing weeks go back to the economic message.

    I think, much like Obama's first debate strategy, it didn't work and in fact blew up in his campaign's face spectacularly because of the huge amount of media attention on these debates. I think Obama's team might have guessed they'd be cautious and Obama did a good job "getting separation" to use a sports analogy and having few well-placed zingers to catch fire in the media and dominate post-debate coverage.

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