Markos @markosI can't quite figure any of this out now. Yes, Obama gave a bad debate performance (no point arguing this), and Romney gave a good one. But the shift in polls over the past two weeks has made little sense. I mean, if you're an independent, Obama may have come across as Milquetoast, but he certainly didn't say or do anything disqualifying or viscerally awful. He was just ... blah.
Bank it: Our PPP poll will have the most pessimistic Obama numbers of the week.
The people who should have been angriest about Obama's debate are his supporters who were maddeningly frustrated that he didn't give the fight to Romney. But why the heck would independents care so much? I just don't know why the polls budged at all, based on the lack of any stylistic or even substantive home runs two weeks ago. TWO WEEKS AGO!
Ah, that's just it. We're still talking about a debate that happened two weeks ago. And even if we stop here at Daily Kos, it's still being discussed everywhere else. And that's why it continues to hurt. I just don't know why it's hurt THIS much.