Originally Posted by JD617
Obama is a talented politician and an excellent writer but debating is not his strong suit. He just got his *** kicked. Bill Clinton is rolling over in his grave right now.
I think the debate was a wash. Obama kept it cool while Romney went hard on the attack. The problem with Romney's debate tactic tonight was that he was going on the attack without providing anything of substance on his end. He brought up figures which drove the point home that things are amiss in this country but he left out, or attributed without merit to Obama, what the reasons for the hardship were. He did not offer any specifics as to how he would rectify the situation here but instead attacked Obama's policies. At this point, none of us really know what Romney plans to do if elected to office. His entire game plan is to basically be the antithesis of Obama and I don't think that's going to resonate with most Americans.
On a human level, and it's kind of dumb that this even matters but, Obama came off much more likable on this debate. He kept calm and debated his points clearly while Romney incessantly interrupted and brought up off-topic points of discussion. And, in my opinion, Romney's "sincere" look is incredibly creepy.