No one loves top five lists more than Politico, so naturally that talented startup in Rosslyn, Va., weighed in with the five watch-fors at tonight’s presidential debate in Denver. You can read the Politico story here: http://politi.co/Vw5WP4
According to Politico, the first watch-for is whether Mitt Romney can “win” the first half-hour. We’re going to flag this one as a bogus metric. Turning points in debates can happen at any time and are more likely on the back end, as the discussion heats up and the debaters get frazzled. The first half-hour will see both candidates at their most poised and rehearsed.