rufus dog (4,802 posts)
As I watch the debate for a second time, with the sound turned on for the middle half
I see something a bit different. Obama seldomly engages Romney, much more time/eye contact with Jim Lehrer and directly with the camera. I do this quite often in meetings with people who I have no respect for and am planning on dropping a bomb on.
Let them have their say, let them state their case, then just pummel them with reality.
If you do it early people believe you are picking on them and have an axe to grind. If you allow them to make their case then kick there ass you have a much greater buy in.