We’ll have blog posts and columns coming shortly. But here are some immediate reations from our writers on Twitter:
Harold Meyerson @HaroldMeyerson
Notwithstanding all of Romney’s dubious points, he won the night. Entirely on performance, not substance, but in debates, performance counts
Jonathan Capehart @CapehartJ
Romney did what he needed to do in the debate. POTUS was good but not at his best. #Debates
James Downie @jamescdownie
Nothing big happened = Obama won. Doesn’t really matter - Romney’s not coming back anyways #debates.
Charles Lane @ChuckLane1
If affect, delivery and performance are all that matter, Romney unexpectedly romped tonite. Substance, I’ll leave to fact checkers.
Marc Thiessen @marcthiessen
Just amazed that Obama did not mention 47 percent. He’s in a real fight now. Momentum has shifted.
Jennifer Rubin @JRubinBlogger
Anyone think Rick Perry would have done as well? #debates