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Presidential debate fight night

On October 18, 2012

Obama or Romney? Donkey or elephant? Red or blue? Essentially head or tails?
Politics is a play of two sides, the conservative or the liberal.
Each side usually playing opposing positions in the political court, yet meeting in the middle only on issues without polarity like terrorism, national disasters, and the economy.
Yet, even those issues can be somewhat divided although a central consensus is usually found.
As both President Obama and Governor Romney stepped onto the floor Tuesday evening at Hofstra University, they entered as political coin waiting to be flipped, each given a 50-50 chance to win or lose the control of the uncommitted vote.
Obama finally brought the "Obama of change," which LA Times journalist Jon Healy recently wrote, would flip the coin back to Obama's favor.
Obama certainly brought something Tuesday night, showing the aggressive yet reserved nature many Obama supporters wished he could have brought in the last debate.
Although Romney did not step down from the challenge, Obama buried Romney in his own mess. This gave voters, specifically the coin toss population, reasons to doubt much of what Romney says and what he would do with his presidency.
Obama forced Romney into a state of submission, acting on the defense rather than presenting his platform or answering the questions directly.
Always fighting to add his two cents where it did not fit, Romney continued through the debate responding to Obama rather than the American voter.
But they are the ones looking to understand his position as a candidate, right?
Obama often placed Romney in an awkward position to retort, yet it was Romney's responsibility to take on a cat like instinct, falling yet always landing on all fours.
Romney has to be instinctual and possess such poise if he wants a seat behind the resolute desk of the oval office come January.
The debate was a coin toss for the uncommitted vote.
Either candidate could have carried the weight of the audience, but the decision you make Nov. 6 when you step up to the voting booth should be deliberate, not a play with chance.
Listen to your voice and follow the campaign...

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