I don't have too much to comment about the recent debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. I do believe Romney won the debate, perhaps not as strongly as some pro-Republican commentators would suggest, but he won it nonetheless.
It was clear right away that Obama was not used to someone looking at him in the eye and holding him accountable for his poor record. I believe that Obama gets daily doses of comments like "We think you're great, Mr. President!", "You are so smart, Mr. President." and "I support you wholly, Mr. President." This explains why he was ill prepared for "Now, I'm concerned that the path that we're on has just been unsuccessful." Previously, when comments like that were made, Obama had the luxury of hearing or reading such comments, then mulling it over for a period, and then responding in his usual condescending way. (He obviously feels he's above all this.)
Romney was polite, respectful, and relentless. It was very clear he is not the uncaring, clueless, racist, idiot that the Democrats, much of Hollywood, and much of the mainstream media portrayed him to be. Now they're the ones who look bad and they deserve it.
Obama seemed to start every answer with "Four years ago..." He is still blaming Bush.
I'm looking forward to the Vice-Presidential debate this Thursday. This should be another huge win for the Romney/Ryan campaign as I seriously doubt Joe Biden has the tools to stand toe-to-toe with Paul Ryan.
Why is this on Thursday when the Presidential debate was on a Wednesday? There's football on Thursday and much of America probably won't watch this debate for that reason. What were they thinking? They didn't choose Thursday on purpose for this very reason, did they?
How many times did Obama say "Four years ago"?
"You know, four years ago we went through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression."
"Now, four years ago, when I stood on this stage..."
"Well, four years ago, when I was running for office, I was traveling around and having those same conversations that Governor Romney talks about."
"You know, four years ago, we were going through a major crisis."
"You know, four years ago, I said that I'm not a perfect man and I wouldn't be a perfect president."