That was some debate. If it is any indication of how Romney would perform as President, he has a lot to learn. Apparently, the sun on the beach wore him out. His body language was awful. Seated he looked thin and his facial expressions made him look timid. As the tide shifted in Obama’s favor, Romney broke out in a sweat reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s 1960 presidential debate against John F. Kennedy.
If you’re reading this and voting for the President, I know you liked his performance. The President looked rested, fit and ready. You liked it because you wanted the President to retaliate and get back at Romney, for what he did during the first debate. But the President missed an opportunity to win over more undecided voters by repeatedly cutting Romney off, which isn’t Presidential. It doesn’t provide the best example of how you communicate with people you disagree with.
It will be two weeks before we know how effective this strategy was, more importantly did it win over undecided voters in the battleground states. Back on the campaign trail, the President now appears confident, while Romney is wobbly, a shift from the first debate where Romney appeared confident and the President was on the ropes. The President is hitting Romney on his changing views on policy issues, and calling it Romnesia.
The only question left to be answered is who will win the election. How will undecided voters cast their vote? CNN’s election map shows the President is closer to the coveted 270 electoral votes needed to win. But there are scenarios that could leave the number of electoral votes at 269. That is why all of the battleground states are in play. Ohio and Florida are important for both candidates. If Obama wins them he wins the election. But if Romney can put them in his win column, we could be in for a long night.
So although the polls say the President won last night, we have to wait two weeks to see if he was successful in winning over undecided voters in the key battleground states. And now we wait.
Click to go to CNN”s interactive 2012 electoral map. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/ecalculator#_