What I tweeted last night before the debate:
For me, tonight's the last chance -- if there still is one -- for Obama to seize the space to grow the coattails to win Dems back the House.
— Dale Carrico (@dalecarrico) October 17, 2012
Just so you know, win the debate tho' Obama certainly did, I rather doubt he turned it around enough to give us a fighting chance of winning back the House (as he certainly would have had he won the first debate as handily as last night's), but the effort is not entirely quixotic anymore at any rate. To be honest, the outcome of the Presidential race wouldn't have been truly threatened even if he lost all the debates in my opinion, given the underlying fundamentals, and for me this has always been mostly a matter of the role of the Presidential campaign downticket, all the mainstream horse-racification to the contrary notwithstanding.