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By agreeing with every word the president said, Romney proves he's more presidential than the president.
Ironically, for a guy who rode into town on the back of post-partisan politics, Obama seems to have forgotten the lesson he mastered in the first debate - "just shut up and everyone will hate you". ("Everyone" being anyone from 5 or so media outlets who rawk our world)
Instead, Obama seems to have found his voice, giving more reason to hate him. Instead of agreeing with Romney that we need more battleships because, well, more is better, Obama instead invoked the word "bayonet" which forced journalists to rush for Google, thesauruses and dictionaries, finding bay leaves, Bay Watch, bay mare and Y-Net.
Yes, the net result is Romney won by losing. Obama lost by winning, which was more condescending than if he had lost by losing. The polls and tomorrows' media shows and opinion columns and blogs will elaborate.