A newly energetic and aggressive President Obama went directly after his Republican challenger from the first moment of their second debate to the last, attacking Mitt Romney’s business record, his positions on issues and his truthfulness during a heated 90-minute encounter.Reuters takes a similar view:
“Gov. Romney says he's got a five-point plan. Gov. Romney doesn't have a five-point plan; he has a one-point plan: Make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules,” Obama said during his answer to the debate’s first question
President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republican candidate Mitt Romney on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate on Tuesday as the Democrat tried reclaim the momentum in a tight White House race.Greg Sargent, WAPO:
Obama was much sharper and more energetic than in their first debate two weeks ago...
A very different President Obama showed up to tonight’s debate than the one who got trounced by Mitt Romney two weeks ago. Obama absolutely had to turn in a performance that would make his base happy — and he did that, by demonstrating a willingness to get in Mitt Romney’s face and in his space, and by not flinching from calling out Romney’s lies. Will Obama’s performance appeal to independents, swing, and undecided voters?Romney tried to exploit the deaths of four Americans to satisfy his political ambitions, and fell flat on his face. Romney told women that he'd be sure to solicit "binders" of women's names should he ever have to address the problem of "women in the workforce." And Romney claimed he'd work for a "level playing field" for Americans while he continues to hide his money in the Cayman Islands.
Yes, it will.
The debate was a rout.
CNN: Sample 33% Dems, 33% GOP (CNN admitted High Republican bias)
46% say Obama won
73% said Obama did better than expected.
It's time to ride the wave home.