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Response to bigtree (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:44 PM

45. Like it or not, that is the current "dominant" media narrative

And its hardly surprising. Debate performances are rarely judged on their substance as much as they are on style. And having the dominant media narrative be that Romney's campaign got a big shot in the arm last night is not what the President wanted or needed and its not something we should take lightly.

Yes, there is some, and hopefully growing, attention being paid to the substance of Romney's performance. But one almost certainly would be mistaken if they thought that the narrative going into the next debate is going to be "will Romney lie again". Rather, its going to be "can the President regain his mojo". I think he can, but the media narrative will be that burden/pressure is on the President to improve his performance in the next debate.

So, as much as I agree with you that the substance should outweigh the style and as much as I hope that turns out to be the case, its simply not credible for you to claim that the "dominant" media narrative today is that Romney lied.

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