Who Won the First Obama vs Romney Debate in Denver: Jim Lehrer, and This is Why


My play-by-play for this debate lacked value judgments, but I can now confidently say Jim Lehrer won the debate. It’s not just that I consistently argue for the indefensible especially when free dinner is on the line — I do think Camus’s Stranger and Beowulf are very similar by the way — it’s that Lehrer perfectly represented the average viewer-voter.

For a full recap of tonight's debate, including real-time play by play and analysis, see here.