Obama CRUSHED Romney with one line zingers and insults. He was like an attack pit-bull, biting on another dog because he just finished eating dog food laden with gunpowder.
Romney was affable and soft, agreeing with Obama on many controversial points, like Syria.
But this debate wasn’t about making the other guy look like a jackass. It was about convincing the morons who are still undecided to vote for them.
In short, Obama was snarky and not very likable, speaking down to Romney in a very disrespectful tone. Romney played it safe and likely convinced MOAR people to vote for him, as a result.
The word has been spoken. Do not bother debating its merits.