I’m thrilled by the president’s performance. As far as I’m concerned, he’s clearly winning. In his answers and in his demeanor he is being forceful, and clearly making the case for an aggressive policy. Kerry’s doing ok, but it’s hard to overcome the case for toughness put forward with confidence. Again, I think the president is winning. But at minimum, this is a world away from the first debate. The president’s alertness, involvement, level of detail, and everything else is better. And the real policy differences are coming out. I still say the public will go with the president’s more aggressive policy.