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  •  Part of the decrease after the first debate (2+ / 0-)
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    shaggies2009, saluda

    was the switch to likely voter models, if I recall correctly. So the effects of the first debate have been (rather hysteriously) overestimated by a sizable portion of the esteemed community here.

    Anyways, I did watch the first debate and I thought the President did a reasonably good job. But obviously the country is not made in my likeness:-) And the success of a debater has to be judged by the outcome, so it was a poor performance. Luckily the President is a quick study.

    He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

    by Sophie Amrain on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 11:23:42 AM PST

    •  State Polls (5+ / 0-)
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      MKinTN, Sylv, OldDragon, Code Monkey, ladybug53

      If you read the Time story on the campaign they make the point that Ohio populace never changed after the first debate.  All it really did was solidify some soft-Romney voters.  Obama's voters (at least there) never left him.

    •  C'mon you know better. Switch to LV started on (3+ / 0-)
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      slinkerwink, Code Monkey, Vicky

      Labor Day.

      Luckily the President is a quick study.
      Luckily enough of us spoke out to let him know there was a problem.
      After the debate, Mr. Obama called Mr. Axelrod on his way back to the hotel room. He had read the early reviews on his iPad.

      “I guess the consensus is that we didn’t have a very good night,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Axelrod.

      “That is the consensus,” Mr. Axelrod said [...]

      After watching a videotape of his debate performance, Mr. Obama began calling panicked donors and supporters to reassure them he would do better. “This is on me,” the president said, again and again.

      •  So you don't think Obama knew he didn't do (3+ / 0-)
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        vcmvo2, politicalceci, kj in missouri

        well in the first debate and had it not been for the freak out would have lived in a bubble where he thought he had?  Yeah I give the man more credit than that.  It was an off night and he knew it but it wasn't worthy of a freak out of epic proportions like many a pundit and poster on here had.  

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