Poorly moderated debate - is Lehrer not capable of enforcing time limits?; poorly worded questions - Lehrer seemed to be stumbling over his own wording. The republican clearly dominated and did not respect the moderator's limits. Obama was unfocused and wishy-washy. It was as if he was saying the other candidate's diatribe and lies did not deserve a response. But he did not refute anything of substance.
As usual, the questions quickly became irrelevant because the debate was all talking points - what the candidates want to say about the topics they wanted to address - OVER AND OVER. Romney was clearly better with this tactic. It was painful to watch. I hope the fact checkers are busy. And I hope the moderator has a gavel - or better, a freakin' LOUD buzzer that no one can talk over - next time.