The bump is nice, but probably temporary. And it’s nice Romney won the first debate, but we shouldn’t read too much into that. Virtually all incumbents since 1980 have lost the first debate. I think the only exception was Clinton. I have a hunch His Majesty is going to come out with all guns blazing in the next debate. I hope Romney isn’t overconfident.
The next Romney/Obama debate is town hall format. I don’t know that is the best spot for Obama to go on the attack.
Good, the only thing Obama has going for him is his “likeability”. He comes out “All guns blazing” and it is going to do only one thing, knock those numbers down.
This time, however, is different. There's another variable in this calculus that places unprecedented weight on the debates. That variable is the fact last Wednesday was the first time Obama has been seriously challenged by a serious and prepared opponent. He's being vetted for the first time ever.