But no one is really buying Obama.
That is the issue – will people buy the Big “0”?
Update: Watched most of the debate and two things stood out: Obama was awake, Romney was just as good as he was in Round 1.
Politically I have to say Obama did the necessary – he stopped the bleeding. And from the Dems’ perspective that has to count as a full on win.
Romney was not hurt here; rather he failed to land the punches which would have put the fight away. That means there is going to be a Round Three which matters.
With a bit of luck there will be a fair rather than belligerent moderator – but that’s politics.