Everybody has their reaction to last nights initial Presidential Debate up for all to see; here’s mine:
Mitt Romney is the more polished debator. This has multiple potential applications for an elected executive office holder.
Barack Obama did nothing to support the image that has been constructed about him in the media these last few years. This will have consequences on election day as most voters tend to be swayed by the degree a candidate appears to conform to their (the voters) expectations about the candidate.
One other note; many are making note of both candidates “character”. The test for that will be found in both men’s behavior at the subsequent debates. This was only the introductory tune-up match, more a test of each campaigns capability than it was of either man or party platform yet.