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In the spin around let's go now to syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer with his thoughts on tonight's debate Charles.
I've got Romney won and -- one day he won by two touchdowns.
You know went out challenger just steps up on the stage that already gives some stature but when he performs the way Romney did.
I think it really changes thing it doesn't change the game but he changes a moment.
Romney used the Romney campaign is -- terrible month.
To the extent that people are saying you know who is his Geist he seems like a -- all of a sudden this Romney show Asia.
And he is knowledgeable he's confident he's gotten her.
He never back down on any of the Obama attacks in fact.
Every time Obama hurled a particular item he came back with a three point and it's not a one point -- to beat by the three.
So I think he didn't just hold his own he showed himself to be equal the president and in fact if you -- -- on -- the -- you would have fight.
You say he won by far the majority of the rounds.
And I think for him what that does is it gives -- stature that he doesn't have.
And it changes -- the narrative of the campaign that is sort of clue it's going nowhere making a mistake after mistake to one in which people stop and say.
Is that the guy -- the first time they're actually seeing him on filtered.
That's not the guy that we thought we saw and we heard about and we read about he's different from that.
And -- Obama I thought he had a very -- night.
It looked as if he was sitting on -- lead I can guarantee you that I feed -- -- behind in the post he would have -- at the 47%.
The video it really damaged Romney didn't come up at all.
And that's somebody who thinks so he has to do is get out there.
Play out -- ninety minutes hold the ball and win but he didn't he lost.
Again it's not going to change the election but I think it does stop the run the slide it's not just that it energizes his base.
I think what's important here is that people who've heard.
Millions of dollars worth of -- about Romney.
That he's -- Gordon Gekko of our time.
That he wants to inflict pain on the middle class look at this guys say he's got no horns he's a guy who has ideas talent perhaps or wrong.
But he's got some concern for the country he's got ideas.
And he knows his stuff so I think it helps to wipe away a lot of that advantage that Obama has had.
From this huge amount of advertising that you've seen in the swing states and I think we might begin to see some slight narrowing perhaps appoint -- -- but that's all you need.
To change of direction of an election with a month ago.
Charles quickly the first.
Answered by President Obama actually his opening statement you mentioned the auto bailout.
We didn't hear anything about the 47%.
Or any of that once through the ninety minutes.
We thought going into this debate perhaps President Obama would attack.
On that tape.
He did he -- he didn't attack on that I think is.
Thinking was you know the worst thing he can do is to appear aggressive.
And beating up on the challenger and sort of lose the image of the cool and composed guy.
So in order not to do that he was excessively.
And but in some sense week.
And that's what you do when you think that you had I suspect in the second.
Round he's going to be a lot different.
Charles thank you zones.
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