Here, of course, is where we get to the part where Romney did concede some points. Obama, we'd wager, baited the hook for Romney -- pointedly bringing up what he said in Rose Garden because he knew Romney would be unable to resist countering on the matter. All the while, Obama knew that he had the goods on this (Dave Weigel has the complete exegesis of what words Obama used when) and could spring this trap. "Please proceed, Governor," said Obama, knowing that you never interrupt your…

2012 Speculatron: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

Here, of course, is where we get to the part where Romney did concede some points. Obama, we'd wager, baited the hook for Romney -- pointedly bringing up what he said in Rose Garden because he knew Romney would be unable to resist countering on the matter. All the while, Obama knew that he had the goods on this (Dave Weigel has the complete exegesis of what words Obama used when) and could spring this trap. "Please proceed, Governor," said Obama, knowing that you never interrupt your…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the CNN republican presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15 2015 in...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the CNN republican presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15 2015 in...

Who better to critique the presidential candidates after their second showdown than a group of champion high school debaters who clearly know a thing or two about winning an argument?

Who better to critique the presidential candidates after their second showdown than a group of champion high school debaters who clearly know a thing or two about winning an argument?

Fact check: Was Russia behind the DNC cyberattacks? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shake hands following the first presidential debate moderated by NBC host Lester Holt(bottom L) at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016.

Fact check: Was Russia behind the DNC cyberattacks? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shake hands following the first presidential debate moderated by NBC host Lester Holt(bottom L) at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016.

Though it's been a while since the last official Republican presidential debate, CNN held a town hall tonight hosted by Anderson Cooper with the...

Though it's been a while since the last official Republican presidential debate, CNN held a town hall tonight hosted by Anderson Cooper with the...

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway explains why Donald Trump won the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway explains why Donald Trump won the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis.

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13:  Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

10/17/12  Second Obama-Romney debate draws 65.6 million viewers       Comments  9  Email  Share        Nielsen said more than 65.6 million people watched Republican nominee Mitt Romney debate President Obama at the second presidential debate. CNN's Candy Crowley moderated. (Justin Lane / October 16, 2012)

Second Obama-Romney debate draws 65.6 million viewers

10/17/12 Second Obama-Romney debate draws 65.6 million viewers Comments 9 Email Share Nielsen said more than 65.6 million people watched Republican nominee Mitt Romney debate President Obama at the second presidential debate. CNN's Candy Crowley moderated. (Justin Lane / October 16, 2012)

Just hours before the first presidential debates, CNN writes “Clinton, Trump virtually tied headed into debate.” MSNBC states that “NBC/WSJ poll s...

Bernie Sanders Should Have Been Debating Donald Trump. The DNC Favored the Wrong Candidate

Just hours before the first presidential debates, CNN writes “Clinton, Trump virtually tied headed into debate.” MSNBC states that “NBC/WSJ poll s...

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