Happy Birthday to Glynis Johns, 89. Mother of Diane Chambers. Also some other things.
The good stuff:
1. Brendan Nyhan on how the press constructs debates. I disagree with him on the raw material here (I think that Obama was clearly flat), but his overall points are solid. One additional point: I think the insta-polls, especially the CNN one, gave the press license to go with a totally one-sided story.
2. I think Andrew Sprung is right to say that insisting that Mitt Romney wants a $5T tax cut leaves him with an obvious out -- mainly because stated that way, it's not really true. Romney's numbers don't add up, but it's not accurate that he's advocated the rate cut as a stand-alone.
3. Jonathan Cohen asks whether the press will turn on Romney over the various factually-challenged statements he made during the debate.
4. Joseph Cera on how winning a debate can influence undecided voters.
5. And sure: Ann Friedman's "Debate in 17 GIFs."