I think the big turning point(down) late in the campaign for Romney was when he switched over to ‘Prevent Defense’ for the 2nd and 3rd debates. Anyone who knows anything about strategy understands that a Prevent Defense only prevents YOU from winning most of the time. Well.... It should come as no surprise. THAT’S how ‘moderates’ run things. When victory is just sitting there, staring them in the face, they lack the instinct to go in for the kill and WIN!
Romney truly had 0bama on the ropes after that first debate, and he simply didn’t finish him off! 0bama came back for the 2nd debate, then he along with Candy Crowley, were able to get back into the race and win. You could even see it in the polling(for the most part). Romney got a real bounce from the first debate, but didn’t maintain the positive momentum from it.
crowley gave the election to obama in the 2nd debate when she backed up obamas lie about benghazi. THAT is when Romney lost, had she not backed up that lie, which she admitted the next day she was wrong on and Romney was right, Romneys momentum would have been such that obama could never stop it.