On points, Mr. Obama won the Town Hall Debate, according to people who score these things. He also won the polls conducted after Debate II, with about a 7 point edge.
Except, Mr. Romney scored higher with voters on matters of the economy. And this will be an economic election, since all of them are, and since this election comes in tough times.
So, Mr. Obama “won” a debate but Mr. Romney “won” on the core issues important to voters in this election. So, who actually won?
As has been evident for some time, neither candidate connects with voters well enough to garner a majority, let alone a mandate. There is scarcely a scintilla of divergence between the announced policies of each man. When pressed, they both just insist they will do their work better than the other fellow, though neither one seems to know how.
One reviewer characterized this campaign as one between two really dull Harvard lawyers. One is a professor, the other is a number-crunching businessperson. The Campus meets the Chamber of Commerce, No-Doz passed out at the door at entry.
Early voting starts Monday, October 22 in Texas. I will be waiting at the polling place to exercise the franchise. Then I will hurry down to the Church House to begin my repentance. I hope absolution will one day be granted.
Opinions here are mine alone.