This says it all:
Update: THE BEST TWEET OF THE NIGHT: no one even comes in second place:
Second best tweet of the night:
From high atop the Four Seasons Hotel on Lamar Street in beautiful (but steamy) Houston, Texas, we're LIVE BLOGGING the presidential debate.
@ 7:30 PM, some new numbers from the WSJ/NBC?Marist Poll:
Florida: Obama 47- Romney 46
Virginia: Obama 48-Romney 46
Ohio : Obama 51-Romney 43.
The race has tightened to a statistical dead heat in Florida and Virginia, but Obama holds the lead he opened up in the last ten days in Ohio.
Interesting facts: 1) In our life time two Presidents walked away from the presidency (Johnson in 68 and Nixon in 74) and three Presidents lost the presidency: Ford in 76, Carter in 80 and Bush in 92.
2) You have to go back to Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower to find three presidents in a row who won re-election, except Truman, having been appointed to a first term, was elected only once.
Before those three, you have to go back to, believe it or not: Jefferson (1801-1809), Madison (1809-1817), Monroe (1817-1825) to find a succession of three presidents each serving two full terms. Obama is trying for a second full term succeeding Bush and Clinton who each had two full terms.
Like MNF, the game begins at 9pm.