I have been listening to the news, reading the websites, looking at the commentaries and reading diaries. I have come to a different conclusion today than I came to yesterday. I have decided that, despite appearances, our President Obama won the debate.
The winner of the debate in a Presidential election is what the people are talking about the next day. People aren't talking about Romney's zingers. People are not talking about the new and exciting revelations Romney gave about his tax plan. People are not talking about the new insights Romney provided about how badly our President is running the country. People are talking about 2 things - Big Bird and Romney Lies. Just those two things. Nothing Romney said stuck. As the debate fades into memory, people are not going to remember the debate skill, or even the subdued President. All they are remembering is that Romney lied and that Romney is going to fire Big Bird. And both of those are wins for Barack Obama.