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Dueling philosophies from Obama and Romney

Debate One is history — and here’s a take you probably won’t read anywhere else in America: This was an interesting and informative encounter. And though he might have benefited from a pre-debate espresso, Barack Obama nevertheless had a pretty good night.

Now, I’m acutely aware that mine isn’t the majority opinion. On Fox News, a jubilant Sean Hannity seemed ready to pop open the champagne. Across the dial, Chris Matthews’s head was ready to explode, so great was his frustration that Obama hadn’t gone for the jugular the way he would have if only he’d spent long, instructive evenings watching MSNBC.

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