Obama regained momentum, but Romney strong on Obama’s economy

The second presidential debate was not one for the conflict-averse. President Obama was awake and aggressive this time, likely regaining some of the campaign momentum he lost in his first debate against Mitt Romney. But the GOP nominee came on strong anytime he listed the nation’s economic woes and laid them at Obama’s door. Both men had some trouble with the facts. Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza named the president, the questions and partisans among the winners and Romney, bickering about the rules, and undecided voters among the losers. “The argumentative tone from both candidates is the sort of stuff undecideds and independents voters don’t like a bit – and affirms for them why politics is broken,” Cillizza wrote.