Obama’s answers pull double-duty
For most every question asked on Tuesday night, President Obama had two answers: the one about him, and the one about Mitt Romney. Obama replied to each query both by spelling out his own policies and attacking Romney’s record or ideas. After losing his first debate with Romney, Obama had no choice but to pull double-duty. He sought to undercut building support for his opponent among undecided voters while allaying concerns about his own commitment within his own political base.