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The last debate: a breakdown

Larry Jacobs weighs in on the final presidential debate.

I think each candidate got something out of it. Mitt Romney, by being on the stage and often holding his own, gained stature and credibility as commander in chief. I think President Obama surprised a lot of uncommitted voters who may not follow politics closely by his command of the issues. What might strike them as a mix of kind of hard-headed, kind of power politics, tough talk about standing up to Iran, killing Osama Bin Laden -- these are really strong, kind of muscular language that you frankly more often hear from a Republican than a Democrat.

Minnesota Daily
October 24, 2012

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