The big question about the second debate of the presidential campaign—and perhaps the entire presidential campaign itself—is this: is this now a contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney or Mitt Romney and himself?
If it’s the former, Obama won tonight. Like Joe Biden before him, he spent more time on the offensive. He not only came out of the Libya discussion, potentially his most perilous, unscathed, but he flat-out won that portion of the night. He repeatedly and lucidly unloaded all the anti-Romney material that he didn’t mention in the first debate.