who do you prefer Obama or Romney?Anyone who says Obama performed better in the debate is either a liar or a fool but at the same time anyone who thinks he performed so poorly as to have seriously shaped the result of the election is delusional. For months there has been this narrative crafted about Romney that he's a bit useless and it's been done to account for the fact that he's behind in the polls. It's a load of rubbish, all through the Republican Primaries we saw Romney was a stellar debater and excellent communicator who was consistently mopping the floor with Perry, Santorum, Gingrich etc and the reason the Republicans were reluctant to nominate him was because he was moderate, not because he was a poor politician. If he was a poor politician they definitely wouldn't have elected him he is a moderate and a Mormon, he's got the nomination because he was such a brilliant campaigner. He is now competing against the tide of history to defeat the Democrats after just one term, Ronald Reagan is the only person to have done that in over a century and while Romney has done an effective job he is starting with an enormous disadvantage. But the way pundits have tried to mold him into some dopey, gaffe ridden joke of a candidate to fit in with his mediocre polling was always going to mean that when they put him on a stage with Obama he was going to clear all expectations and uproot many of the ill conceived premises which this political narrative had been predicated upon.