Second Debate: Who has the Momentum now
The second presidential debate is over and the two candidates are back on the campaign trail. Last night President Barack Obama had to take a more proactive stance to convince his supporters he wants and deserves to be president for another term. His aggressive performance might have done the trick.
For example, Obama lashed out at Romney for accusing the President of talking politics following the Libya U.S. consulate attacks. Obama said that the suggestion that any of his team such as the U.N. Ambassador or the Secretary of State would play politics after losing four Americans is offensive. He said it was not what they do and not what he does as the president.
Mitt Romney had to appeal to people who characterize him through his attack ads and the video of 47%. He was more moderate pushing back the suggestions he was thinking of restricting access to free contraception and letting voters know again that in Massachusetts his health care program covered nearly 100% of all the children living in the state.
Obama was in command on stage at the debate and was a complete improvement from the first debate in Denver. However, even if he did win the debate, and most observers believe he did, it will not end the presidential race. It most likely will halt the momentum Romney had gained from the first debates, but will not have the same effect as the boost he got following the Democratic National Convention.