Once you get through his sarcasm and occasionally funny caricatures of Romney and Obama as Alpha Males in a Cage, Jerry Bowyer makes some very good points.
But let’s start with this:
Setting aside the nostrum that this election is unique in modern times and probably the most important of our lifetimes, a trope which is repeated every four years, what you and I saw on Tuesday had almost nothing to do with genuine philosophical differences. This was not Cato vs. Caesar, Adams vs. Jefferson, or even Lincoln vs. Douglas. This was incumbent alpha vs. challenge alpha in a chest thumping display of dyadic conflict designed to determine who will occupy the top position in a dominance hierarchy.
The first debate was all Romney as the