Romney huffed and puffed, which did not become him. Cool exec suits him best. Obama was feisty, but short-winded.
Obama’s best line was saying Romney has a one-point economic plan: favoring the rich. This worked because it is an argument his party has been making since James Madison railed against “the opulent” (“A Candid State of Parties,” 9/26/1792).
Romney best answer: his recital to the disappointed Obama voter of where the economy has been for the last four years. Yes, indeed.
Romney stumbled into his Libya opportunity, then Crowley cut him off, but Obama gave a hostage to fortune by claiming that he said in the Rose Garden that the Benghazi attack was the work of terrorists. No, Mr. President, you didn’t.