3. Obama's restraint has served him very well. I'd say especially in the undecided voter category.
He was up against a morphing, lying, disingenuous man. It's hard to play against a cheater.
I'd love to see Mitt's ass handed to him. I'd have loved to see Kucinich as president. But there is a mature mass of people who span the spectrum of voters. I think Romney came across as extreme. That's a losing way to appear to voters.