So yeah, the debate was boring. Romney won. It was clear he was better prepared, much more assertive and delivered his punches with acumen.
Obama was tired. Uninterested. Weak. Probably bored. A very workmanlike, uninspired performance. Obama didn't stick up for himself. He didn't land any punches. He just looked like he would have rather been with his wife.
Romney didn't make the case to Obama voters to switch sides. That's what he needed to do. I suspect the polls will move modestly in Romney's favor.
But I do think Obama missed a big opportunity to put this election away by not aggressively prosecuting a case against Mitt Romney. That would have ended this race. Instead, Romney lives on.
Effect on the election? Not much. Obama victory still in place.
As I predicted, a wash.