Analysis: Romney, Obama ask voters: Trust me
Republicans said Romney’s performance was far from shabby, but not quite as sharp as the president's.
‘‘Obama was SO much better that he has to get the win,’’ GOP consultant Rich Galen said in an email. ‘‘He was well-prepped to have at least one fact about Romney (true or not) that he could use in every question. I thought Romney looked as strong as he did in the first one, but because Obama was so much better, it may not look that way.’’
The two men have one more debate, on foreign policy, next Monday.
Between now and Nov. 6, the economy is unlikely to make a dramatic move one way or another. Voters have lots of facts, figures, disappointments and hopes lying before them. In the end, they'll have to decide whom they trust.
Charles Babington covers national politics for The Associated Press. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbabington
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