Mitt Romney went for the female vote tonight.
Pure and simple.
"We can't kill our way out of this," was exactly what the female voters wanted to hear.
Though the first two debates were rough and tumble; for the first ten minutes when President Obama tried to snark his way into a fight or smarm his way into a back-hand, this debate was soft and cuddly. It was the Big Hug.
Romney was protecting his lead, while Obama was sniping and personal and pissy.
I didn't like it, but Romney wanted to play it this way.
No one among the talking heads have dared to bring this up yet.
But it is true.
The Big Hug was extended by Romney - not to Obama - but to the women of America.
Watch the polls.
The condescending nature of Obama will not have set well with the undecided women.
So, Romney ended up being Presidential and Obama ended up looking ex-Presidential.