It was the Michael Jordan of American politics versus its Lance Armstrong.
It was heart, talent, spirit, and mastery of the fundamentals versus “win at all costs”, “whatever it takes”, and regret the truth later.
Romney was constantly tripped up by having to tap dance around prior positions he now wants to disown. He continually failed to provide specifics. He repeatedly said “I know how to improve the economy”, but he never said how. You have to wonder why his support in the state where he was governor is now only 34% and before he announced he would not seek reelection he was losing in polls by 16% to his leading competitor.
President Obama, on the other hand, demonstrated how he has dealt with the problems that he inherited. He indicated specific programs he had pursued and will pursue over the next four years. He showed that he has done, and will do, the heavy lifting while he made it clear that all Romney has demonstrated is the ability to do the heavy riffing.
Romney was increasingly uncomfortable, hesitant, and testy.
President Obama showed that he should be President and has done and can continue to do his job.
Romney showed that he was more in love with the idea of becoming President than actually doing the job of President.