No. This is just politics, strategy and efficiency. Obama didn't do so well. Of course, he'll do better next time. We all know the Peak End Theory on positive memories. What you remember most, are the "peak" experiences during a period, and the feelings you have at the end of a period. Thus, the trick is to end big, and to create several “big” moments throughout the campaign. I think Obama is playing on that one. Of course he has thought of it - they have thought of every little detail: their height, their shoes, their posture, their position on the screen, the exact form of words coming out of their mouths. This is no coincidence. This is no natural debate. This is politics. Politics is a game. I am sure Obama will come back soon. Harder, better, faster, stronger. Of course he is going to win this one. Who else?