Best Tweet goes to Mark Hemingway...
That wasn't a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car.Somebody get a hose.
The nut jobs at MSNBC are having conniptions from Chris Matthews on down. Romney lied. Romney. Romney lied.
There's your headline, Rachel: Romney lied! Obama died!
UDATE: From Andrew Sullivan - one of the president's biggest fans...
Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama's meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look.
Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down; he had no crisp statements of passion or argument; he wasn't . He was entirely defensive, which may have been the strategy. But it was the wrong strategy. At the wrong moment.
The person with authority on that stage was Romney - offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It's beyond depressing. But it's true.