Expecting Obama to ‘perform’ better in the second debate, is like putting sour milk back in the fridge hoping it will taste better tomorrow.
His only hope is that the townhall setting with pre-selected (and well paid) audience participants will take up all Romney’s speaking time.
I think if Mitt remains as poised and confident as he did in the first one, the tactics of the left wont matter. I do, however, he calls out some of the more obvious tricks, and treats them as they are; desperate “gotcha” questions.
Also, it looks like the moderator is a left wing loon, I’d like to see Mitt be able to demonstrate to the folks watching the bias..
Obama will not underestimate Romney again. He WILL be much more aggressive in the second debate, let there be no doubt.
Two things can happen with this;
1- Obama appears more presidential, but this will take substance, which he now is exposed as lacking outside a prepared speech.
2- Obama over compensates, looks REAL bad, Gaffs, and plays the part of the fish helplessly flopping around in the bottom of the boat. (at this point the second possibility looks more likely)