Post-debate, Obama supporters felt that O should have thrown in the stuff about Bain Capital and the 47% stuff ... typical of the campaign ads. Maybe O is smarter than we think ... Romney could easily have deflected that stuff (something that can't be done with a 30-second campaign ad where Romney doesn't get to respond). Romney deflecting that kind of campaign puffery would have made O look even worse, I think.
The most interesting stuff was on PBS where they were trying to save the night by saying what they thought the "correct" responses to Romney's attacks should have been and that the president simply thought that the American public was too smart to have to have things explained in detail to them. Really a bit unsettling.