The "Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium" shows how staid the real thing is, says Nicky Woolf. Also, that Jon Stewart should be helping Obama with debate-prep.
Has Obama given Romney enough rope to hang himself with?
On Obama: "He mad cool yo".
"Mr President, if they say 'cut back', will you say 'fight back'?"
It's the demography, stupid.
Americans respond well to enthusiasm. Obama needs to pull on his charisma to take Romney down in the next debate.
With Barack Obama enjoying a healthy lead in both the national polls and, more crucially, the marginal battleground states, Mitt Romney’s campaign believes it has at last found a way to turn the Democratic tide.
Our US blogger Nicky Woolf will be live-blogging the Presidential debate, which starts at 2am UK time. Come back then to join in.
A fun way to enjoy the first presidential debate.
We need a liberalism that engages as well as spectates - without power, there is no change.
Was it a terrorist attack or not?
Romney is incapable of changing his personality, his modus operandi and his campaign staff in time to pull off a coup.
...while Mitt Romney just keeps getting dumber
“You have a Chicago telephone number and you're a Liberal. Get out or I'll call the sheriff.”
Despite a narrative emerging of Romney's failure, Obama remains weak on the economy.
Poor Ernst. He didn't stand a chance.
Worsening jobs figures, Romney's ad blitz and low approval ratings are reasons for Obama not to be complacent.
"If Obama can carry 40 per cent in Defiance, he'll carry Ohio. If he carries Ohio, he carries the election."
The Daily Show host says the network's “turd containment crews have been working overtime.”
We're a long way from the days of the cold war, but the need for smart power endures.
"This is a disaster, it’s a catastrophe, it’s a cataclysmic event unrivalled by the likes of any calamity since the dawn of history."
There is little evidence that Romney has the gravitas needed to speak for his country.
The Daily Show host says Romney spoke “in a manner you would imagine cartoon rich people talk about cartoon poor people.”
Suggests that Palestinians are the aggressors and Israel is a state desiring no more than its own security.
CNN and MSNBC found it newsworthy, so why didn't Fox?
Secret video reveals Republican candidate describing 47% of voters as "victims" who will always vote for Obama.
If Romney is elected, war in the Middle East could be on the horizon.
Like the Democrats in 2004, the Republicans have over-estimated their instinctive appeal to voters.
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.