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  •  But the way they start paying attention (1+ / 0-)
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    is by watching the first debate.

    I agree, though, that it may be an overstatement to attribute the whole downward slope to Obama's poor debate performance. The first debate marked one final massive lurch to the center for Romney, really serving more as a product roll-out for Romney 7.0 than anything else. He maintained that new position through the rest of the campaign, and he was clearly stronger for having shaken the mighty Etch-a-Sketch one last time. So while Obama could've done better at countering that initial shift, it seems likely there would've been movement in Romney's favor just for his better positioning (Obama probably couldn't have prevented that entirely from succeeding, at least in the short term).

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    by Code Monkey on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:40:54 PM PST

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