9:24 PM: My general take on this debate so far is that Obama lacks some of the sharpness of the second debate. And I think he could have connected more on a few points. But Romney seems sort of all over the place. Lots of complaints and criticisms and words like unravelling but I’m not sure clearly connecting with a powerful argument.
9:26 PM: Again, Romney can’t come up with anything he’d actually have done differently.
9:27 PM: Mubarak “had done things that were unimaginable.”
9:27 PM: I guess we’re in the phase of the debate where both candidates are doing everything they can to drag the debate back to the economy and domestic policy.
9:28 PM: Curious what others think but again, Mitt’s run there, just a laundry list. Just don’t feel like he went anywhere with it.
9:29 PM: TPM Reader JB writes in: “I feel channels turning to football and baseball.”
9:32 PM: Shorter Romney: Plan on the basis of everything being scarier than you can imagine.
9:33 PM: Ummmm, Schiefer? Foreign policy?
9:34PM: Flashback video: Mitt: We can’t kill ourselves out of this.
9:35 PM: Flashback video: Obama: The 1980s called. They want their foreign policy back.
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