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    Quote Originally Posted by WVDolphan View Post
    Romney about to bust that ass again tonight!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!1
    Yeah, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    Yeah, not so much.
    Huh? You don't think Romney did well last night? I thought he did quite well, and he'll still have the lead next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    Yeah, not so much.
    obama obviously looked great lastnight because when you are comparing it to the previous debate, he had nowhere to go but up. if he did worse than the previous one, something would be incredibly wrong.

    romney had the same demeanor i thought as the 1st debate, but obviously obama stood out more because of how pathetic he was the 1st time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovemyfins4eva View Post
    obama obviously looked great lastnight because when you are comparing it to the previous debate, he had nowhere to go but up. if he did worse than the previous one, something would be incredibly wrong.

    romney had the same demeanor i thought as the 1st debate, but obviously obama stood out more because of how pathetic he was the 1st time around.
    Damn man, you people are so partisan, you refuse to admit when the guy you don't like does a good job. Unbelievable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    Damn man, you people are so partisan, you refuse to admit when the guy you don't like does a good job. Unbelievable...
    This coming from the guy who thought BIDEN won the last debate despite all the polls indicating Ryan won? Cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statler Waldorf View Post
    Huh? You don't think Romney did well last night? I thought he did quite well, and he'll still have the lead next week.
    I'm awful at determining who "wins" these things. I tend to think the guy I agree with won, regardless of style points. But it certainly can't be argued that Romney "busted that ass" last night, as WV "predicted" would happen. The initial analysis, backed by snap polls and further analysis, is pretty unanimous that Obama won at least a marginal victory. It's also significant that the most talked about debate moment today is Romney making a mistake on Libya and being fact checked on air. However you want to parse the language, and I think conservatives have the right to claim the high moral ground on the issue, it made him look bad.

    Stylistically I also thought Romney grating and petty, especially toward Crowley. But I don't like Romney, so my opinion on that kind of thing doesn't count for much.

    As for the "lead," we'll see. I'm of the belief that the fundamentals of the election matter much more than debates or conventions. Romney did well last week, but his bounce was always likely to fade regardless of what came after. If Obama is considered to have won a follow up debate -- which is the case -- that bounce is likely to fade faster than it would have otherwise.

    But like I said, overall I don't think these things matter very much when it comes down to it. A better (not "right," but better calibrated) overall message, better surrogates, a more organized ground game, more money, electoral history relative to whose been in power recently (in other words, the effectiveness of the blame game), and outside factors (the economy, wars, etc) are the determining factors in elections. Not body language or big bird or a good zinger or that crap.

    On balance I think those factors favor Obama. That's why he was ahead in the run up to the debates, and it's why I think he'll ultimate claim victory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    I'm awful at determining who "wins" these things. I tend to think the guy I agree with won, regardless of style points. But it certainly can't be argued that Romney "busted that ass" last night, as WV "predicted" would happen. The initial analysis, backed by snap polls and further analysis, is pretty unanimous that Obama won at least a marginal victory. It's also significant that the most talked about debate moment today is Romney making a mistake on Libya and being fact checked on air. However you want to parse the language, and I think conservatives have the right to claim the high moral ground on the issue, it made him look bad.
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    Stylistically I also thought Romney grating and petty, especially toward Crowley. But I don't like Romney, so my opinion on that kind of thing doesn't count for much.

    As for the "lead," we'll see. I'm of the belief that the fundamentals of the election matter much more than debates or conventions. Romney did well last week, but his bounce was always likely to fade regardless of what came after. If Obama is considered to have won a follow up debate -- which is the case -- that bounce is likely to fade faster than it would have otherwise.

    But like I said, overall I don't think these things matter very much when it comes down to it. A better (not "right," but better calibrated) overall message, better surrogates, a more organized ground game, more money, electoral history relative to whose been in power recently (in other words, the effectiveness of the blame game), and outside factors (the economy, wars, etc) are the determining factors in elections. Not body language or big bird or a good zinger or that crap.

    On balance I think those factors favor Obama. That's why he was ahead in the run up to the debates, and it's why I think he'll ultimate claim victory.


    I guess I didn’t see it that way at all, CBS’s snap poll had Obama winning 37 to 30 percent (They had Romney winning the first debate something like 68-35 and had Ryan winning his debate 48-44), but Fox’s focus group had Romney winning by about the same margin so I figure it was pretty much a wash since CBS leans left and Fox leans right. As for Romney being wrong about Libya, I don’t think that is accurate at all, Crowley even released a statement saying her “fact check” of Romney was inaccurate and the President didn’t straight up call the event an act of terror but rather just used that phrasing at one point in his speech. I thought both men did fine, and therefore the debate will not change the polling any which is good news for Romney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    Damn man, you people are so partisan, you refuse to admit when the guy you don't like does a good job. Unbelievable...
    i didnt say he did a bad job, all i said was that of course he was going to stand out a lot more, because he had nowhere to go but up, as opposed to romney who basically was on his A game the 1st debate and did not have much more room for improvement.

    as far as the debate last night went, i thought both candidates showed energy and were a lot more into it than the 1st one, especially obama, but i dont think that obama won by a landslide over romney even if he won, and the polls pretty much show that after lastnight? what was it like 46 percent thought obama, 39 romney, and 15 undecided?

    it was practically even, and i thought romney didnt regress from the 1st one. next weeks one should be real interesting because its on foreign affairs, looking forward to it.
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    I saw it as a draw. Admittedly, after the first debate it would have been disastrous for Obama to come out flat again. Both men showed passion and determination to get their views expressed.

    That said, no matter who wins the election, we are ALL screwed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statler Waldorf View Post

    I guess I didn’t see it that way at all, CBS’s snap poll had Obama winning 37 to 30 percent (They had Romney winning the first debate something like 68-35 and had Ryan winning his debate 48-44), but Fox’s focus group had Romney winning by about the same margin so I figure it was pretty much a wash since CBS leans left and Fox leans right. As for Romney being wrong about Libya, I don’t think that is accurate at all, Crowley even released a statement saying her “fact check” of Romney was inaccurate and the President didn’t straight up call the event an act of terror but rather just used that phrasing at one point in his speech. I thought both men did fine, and therefore the debate will not change the polling any which is good news for Romney.
    Snap polls and focus groups not equivalent measures. But you know that.

    The point about what happened with Libya/Crowley is one of perception. It looked bad, which is what I said. This is not about you and I arguing about who should be President or who's right, because that's irrelevant. It's about how it looked. Crowley stated the thing basically the right way during the debate and clarified afterward, in that Obama said "act of terror" (applying the term generally, I know, but he did use those words, which means Romney was incorrect to claim he hadn't used them).

    Like I said, I don't believe debates change these races (outside extreme examples, like Rick Perry's "oops" momen). In other words, they don't create new normals. They move things in the short term, after which the bounce fades. Regardless of what happened last night, Romney's bounce was due to fade. The fact that Obama won the debate just means the bounce will fade faster. Next week is a whole new debate, the result of which will move the polls for another week. After which things will settle down again to about where they were three weeks ago, imo.
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