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Rachel's first sentiments were definitely geared towards Leher as a moderator, or sincere lack thereof, but from that point forward they all pretty much agreed on one thing - Obama laid an egg.

I agree 100%.  His head was down, he rarely looked at Romney in the eye.  He allowed Romney to talk over him and talk over the spineless moderator.  But I think it's also part of the problem to which I've always had about Obama.  The guy is just too damn naive, especially about the Republicans and the modern day GOP.

They talk over you.  They will interrupt you.

They talk louder so you cannot be heard.  

They dominate conversations and refuse to concede any points you make, even when those points may have originally been theirs (ex: Romneycare).

They will not listen to you, nor will they respect you unless you shut the fuck up or agree to everything they say.

They will lie through their fucking teeth and have the 'nads to accuse you of lying on anything you say.

And yet, from day 1 in the White House, President Obama expected everyone to get along and work together.  He expected a modicum of cooperation. He expected a modicum of respect for his position.

They have given him none, and Romney gave him none.  Romney could not have represented the modern day GOP any better tonight.  And Obama could not have done a better job representing what he's done wrong since day 1 in dealing with the GOP tonight.

I am of course hoping for better moderation, though I doubt Candy will be a helluva lot better.  And I'm hoping for a little better stance from Obama in the next 2 debates. And yes, I know that statistically speaking, the debates have very little effect on the election votes.  But it would be nice to see Obama stand up for himself a little better.

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