Most people saw it as a draw or slight edge to obama. I agree, but under the circumstances, that counts as a win for romney, possibly a big win. Obama has a failed record. His only hope is to convince people that Romney is unacceptable. Hence the claims that Romney was lying in Obama's first four or five answers. The crux of the debate wasn't the back and forth between the candidates, or Candy Crowley's obvious bias and embarrassing incompetence. It came down to one question, a question that Crowley no doubt intended to be a softball the president could smack out of the park. An african american man asked it. He said he had voted for obama but wasn't sure he had done enough to warrant another vote. Obama gave a rambling answer filled with talking points. Romney rose and delivered what may well be the greatest answer in the history of debates, "There you go again" notwithstanding. He went through a devastating take down of Obama's failures, point by point, displaying an impressive grasp of facts and figures and a dazzling ability to put them all together on his feet sans teleprompter. It was clearly the high point of the debate and was commented on by virtually all the talking heads afterwards. Romney, through that answer, accomplished two crucial goals. He tore the Obama record to shreds, effectively telling people we can do better. Plus, he demonstrated that he was a more than capable replacement for obama. Listening to that answer, you understood immediately why Romney was a superstar in the management consulting business. You understood how he built Bain and rescued the Olympics. I believe for many voters, the debate ended with that answer.