IT IS AMAZING WATCHING AND READING THE MAIN STREAM-LEFT WING MEDIA.
They view the debate as one would judge a High School debate-points , style, presentation etc.
To me the debate has to have a context- We are at the tail end of a failed 4 year Presidency-=where did he fail? where did he succeed? how well did he keep his promises? are we better off today than 4 years ago? what will he do differently in a new term? HOW? WHY?
And if there are charges ie.. oil permits on federal land, the pipeline, Benghazi -cover up, more foodstamps, increased health costs and so on,= how did he answer them.?
The problem for Obama== he has a record that he cannot defend
In addition compare their economic history-community organizer, chronic campaigner for State Senate, US Senate and WH vs.24 years in business,, saving the Olympics and Gov. of Mass.
Aside from likability-it is norm contest, and even there Romney is surging.