Even the Losers Get Unlucky Sometimes

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Oct. 4 2012 11:35 AM

Even the Losers Get Unlucky Sometimes

DENVER -- If you missed it last night, here's my wrap on the aftermath of the debate, when five lonely Obama strategists tried to convince the media that Romney merely won the debate on optics, style, and points, but that the president did "what he needed to do."

The Obama campaign can spend millions of dollars reminding voters that Romney (at one dinner, at least) considers 47 percent of voters to be unreachable moochers. Why didn’t that come up in this debate?
“We just didn’t get a question on it,” says Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina. “It is what it is.”

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.