The Great Awakening
From the brain-dead journalist's perspective, whatever candidate is on the defensive clearly is the one losing. But I think Obama made lemonade from lemons last night and at least pushed back on the moderator's ridiculous questions. And he continued that approach today.
Note that 15 second standing ovation after he mentioned it was 45 minutes before any question of substance arose. I know that it was a partisan event, but that's notable. People get this.