What Is Obama Thinking?

by Michael Graham

Lots of chatter in my Twitter feed that Mitt is debating like a guy who’s winning and President Obama’s debating like a guy who’s losing. Maybe.

But if that’s true, doesn’t President Obama have to know he’s losing? And if so — where’s his strategy? He’s got to realize he’s not changing the game here.

He’s got to understand that, at best, he’s “winning” an uninspired, low-impact debate. (And I actually think he’s losing.)

Turning this debate into an opportunity to stop Mitt’s momentum was always going to be tricky. Clearly Axelrod and Co. never figured out the trick.