I didn’t sleep well last night. I was mad at Mitt Romney.
Over and over, as I tossed and turned as much, I was yelling at Mitt Romney, like I was at the TV last night during the debate–“HIT HIM!” “YOUR POLICIES HAVE ALLOWED 30,000 WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN SYRIA TO DIE! BOATS UNDERWATER ARE CALLED SUBMARINES! IT’S NOT ABOUT A STUPID VIDEO! FAST AND FURIOUS! YOU SHOOK HANDS WITH GADDAFI! IRAN IS ABOUT TO HAVE A BOMB! RUSSIA IS BLOCKING ACTION IN SYRIA AND YOU’RE IN BED WITH PUTIN!”
And I got up this morning to see that reporters in the UK say Romney won, even though CNN had their flash poll showing Obama the winner with 47 percent plus one.
A FOX commentator said he emailed the campaign in mid-debate to ask what was up with the tacit strategy. Gov. Romney had made the decision to choose this path. The UK paper said Romney appeared presidential. Tough. That Obama appeared badgering. Angry. He looked like the challenger, not the president.
I don’t know about that. I guess we’ll see with the passage of time, but what I’ve been most worried about the past week or so about the movement of Romney in the polls is the danger of him peeking too soon. If anyone’s opinion was swayed because of last night’s debate, we likely will be able to point to last night’s debate as the start of that.