Wish the Nap Would Have Won
Took a nap, got up, watched the debate, wished I had stayed in bed.
I think Romney had an inherent advantage in that the debates are the clearest case where Obama has to defend his record, and even if you’re someone like me who thinks Obama’s gotten things 75%-90% right in his first term, that still leaves 10-25% of things to press on. And Romney did a good job of pressing.
I’m no judge of rhetoric, but I thought Romney talked too fast and Obama talked too slow.
At one point I liked Jim Lehrer, but I was more disappointed in him than anyone. I don’t think his questions were good and he had little control over the debate – which may be one reason why it seemed like a lot of topics did not come up.
I’m gonna hold out hope that the town hall in a couple of weeks has a more varied range of topics. But I may just stick with the nap.