“Face the Nation” Roundtable Discusses Romney Debate Victory and Previews the Vice-Presidential Debate – Video 10/7/12
Here is the “Face the Nation” roundtable today discussing the impact of the first Presidential Debate. The clear consensus is that Mitt Romney won the debate, and Michael Gerson said the significance of it is that “he punctured a sterotype” about himself “in front of 70 million people.” The Democrats had worked for months and spent millions of dollars to build up that stereotype – and Gerson is right – Romney punctured it before the eyes of the nation. Gerson said Romney “stopped losing” with his debate performance, but did not win the election. There is still a lot to do.
NOTE: Notice toward the end of the roundtable that even the reporters agree that David Axelrod’s characterization of Mitt Romney as lying about his tax proposal is simply not true.