Debate #1 Live-Blogging #3

9:51 PM: My read so far is that if you go by energy and tossing out lots of data points, then Romney is running circles around the president. Obama has only on a few occasions really pressed a point hard. Whether that means he’s ‘winning’ I don’t know. But energy level, Romney all the way. But I think there are a lot of traps that Obama’s put out there for Romney. Romney really pressed his insistence that he just isn’t going to do what he says his plan is going to do. I think those statements — and the statement about vouchers — might be unpacked badly for him over the next few days.

9:57 PM: Embracing Romneycare. Romneycare is awesome.

9:58 PM: A few great images so far of the debate.

10:02 PM: What’s really rough here is that Romney keeps restating points that have been discredited repeatedly over the last months and years. But Obama is letting it all slide by. Rough. Real rough.

10:06 PM: Ok, pre-existing conditions. Romney says his plan covers the same thing as the president’s. Not true. Wonder if he’s going to get called on it. Romney’s ‘plan’ is identical to the current system which is that you’re only covered if you have continuity of coverage.

10:11 PM: Romney walks away from his own tax plan.

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