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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:32 PM

71. A poster made a good point in another thread

There is only so much buzz about Romney's performance tonight because he was expected to perform horribly. The expectations were so low, that his mediocre performance tonight is actually being given way too much praise for what it was.

On the other hand, Obama appeared to lack passion, but this was not necessarily the case. I think part of the problem was how technical the debate became, with numbers, studies, and groups being thrown around. Lehrer was a poor moderator, and the debate as a whole was completely unstructured.

So, basically what I'm saying is, both Romney and Obama were mediocre tonight. Their performances were roughly equal. However, since we're used to Obama doing better, he looks worse. The opposite is true for Romney, leading to the overdone praise tonight (which will die down tomorrow).

Overall, a terrible, forgettable debate that meant nothing to anybody. I wouldn't doubt most people got bored and turned it off.

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