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    Posted October 3, 2012 by
    Boca Raton, Florida
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    Final presidential debate: Unanswered questions

    Debate or debacle?

    The pundits are in agreement that Romney came out swinging in the first debate. They are saying that Pres. Obama looked angry. He didn't look angry - he looked frustrated. It looked like he was insulted by Romney's interruptions. Maybe that is why he tried to get a few extra words in when Lehrer interrupted him. What no one is saying is that Romney looked smug. He had a smirk on his face that was insulting.
    In terms of facts, Pres. Obama had his facts in line, but Romney was hitting hard. The problem was that Romney did not have details to establish his position, for instance, on his own plan. The other problem was that Romney did not always answer the questions he was asked. He just kept going back to striking out at Pres. Obama on jobs and Obamacare.
    The President did not look strong because he did not come out swinging, like Romney did. That cost him points - and possibly votes. Pres. Obama needs to come in much stronger next time if he is to win. Tonight the President let down a lot of people who expected him to look, act, and sound like the Obama they have seen on the campaign trail and in the White House. He was presidential - but he was not aggressive.
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