The debates are worthless. Obama fans will find something stupid Romney said - and Romney fans the same. We've all said something stupid but we don't get crucified for it in the media.
The debates don't change anyone's mind. We live in a truly bifurcated society. One will win with such a small margin that they will have little mandate to change anything.
Obama won in a landslide and had both houses of congress - but he blew it - and the country punished him for it by electing an strong majority of his opposition to the House.
Those Republicans didn't just walk in there - they were elected.
The political system is dysfunctional - because the electorate is dysfunctional - look in the mirror people - that's you and me!