It's no secret that I am pretty liberal in my political beliefs. So, I will still be voting for Obama in the presidential election. But I watched the debate with Romney the other night.....ummm... I did NOT see that one coming. I had been pretty curious about the debate before hand. Romney had a bunch of screw ups and fumbles, but I knew he wasn't a stupid man. So, I was really curious to see how he would stand up to an incredible orator like President Obama. What I didn't think about was that debating is a completely different beast than giving speeches. And apparently Romney is a good debater! I still don't agree with Romney on just about everything, but I give him credit on the debate.
I am hoping in the next presidential debate (Oct 16th), that the President will have learned from his mistakes on this past one. There is also a vice-presidential debate on the 11th. That should be very interesting as well.
I don't think these debates really sway the election too much in either direction. But I do think they help voters know what they are getting in for. It wasn't as if either candidates political views have changed at all.