George Will: Obama 'Cauterized Wounds' At 2nd Debate

Conservative political analyst says the 2nd presidential debate of 2012 was the best he'd ever seen.
3:00 | 10/16/12

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The big question George was there a winner. -- to change things. That voters will tell us suspect there was a winner in the sense that Barack Obama mama made grain downhill training ground the -- lost but he caught arise some wounds that he. Inflicted on himself by seeming to differ -- disengaged. Both can't Mendon night I think tiptoed right up to the point of -- -- stepped back. It was a very good fight I have seen every presidential debate in American history since the four of Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. This was -- measurably the best and I think the president's tactical victory was. On trying to get Mitt Romney to un ring a bell which she is very hard to do first was on self deportation and emigration. Mitt Romney probably gained some ground with Hispanics by. Stressing something about which -- very unhappy the president's failure. Come up with immigration reform but the self deportation phrase that the president that Mitt Romney used during the primaries is hard to get out from under. And the president held his fire on the 47%. Until he have the last word in the debate that is he used it in his summation. In a way that Mitt Romney could not explain the responses so I think as a tactical measure tonight the president's did very well and days.

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