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WSJ: Post-Debate Analysis: ‘The Game Is On’?

by Lisa Mathias

Following the first presidential debate last night, the WG’s David Winston wrote his reactions for the Washington Wire blog on the Wall Street Journal, with an overall praise of Romney’s “looking forward” toward what he plans to do, as opposed to using the “Are you better off 4 years ago?” approach:

The president focused on the past rather than looking forward – and that hurt him. Gov. Romney began to propose a future and took steps toward defining that – and it was a positive contrast.
As a result, Gov. Romney succeeded, and listening to the immediate media coverage, that seemed to be a universal consensus. At a broader level, Gov. Romney’s performance as a center-right candidate has the potential to build the natural center-right coalition in the country. The question is what does he do with this momentum?

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