Debate season is finally behind us.
After 90 minutes of foreign policy (with a healthy dose of domestic policy mixed in between), both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will now spend the next 2 weeks on the trail trying to win the key battleground states they believe will bring them victory on November 6.
By most accounts, President Obama came off strong in last night’s debate, while Governor Romney avoided direct rebuttals. In fact, as you’ll see on NOW today, the Republican nominee agreed with the President more so than we’ve ever seen, seemingly making the case that while he’d largely mirror the President’s foreign policy, he’d implement it differently.
Yesterday was the last time the candidates will share the stage before the polls open on election day. So who won last night? Who left the best impression? And most importantly, did President Obama do enough to slow Governor Romney’s recent momentum as illustrated in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. We’ll have that conversation at noon, but in the meantime, be sure to let us know what you think on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Howard Wolfson, Deputy NYC Mayor/Fmr. Hilary Clinton Adviser (@howiewolf)
Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), NBC News Political Analyst
Joy Reid, Managing Editor, TheGrio.com/msnbc Contributor (@thereidreport)
Frank Bruni, The New York Times (@frankbruni)
David Wood, Sr. Military Correspondent, The Huffington Post (@woodwriter)
Ben LaBolt, Obama National Press Secretary (@benlabolt)
James Lipton, Host, Bravo’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio”