Romney Spoke Four Minutes Less, but Got in 541 More Words: Obama's word count was 7,350 words during the course of the debate, while Mitt Romney got out 7,891.
Romney Goes On Offense, Pays For It In First Wave Of Fact Checks: because Romney made more factual assertions, he's getting dinged more — at least in the early hours after the debate — by the fact checkers.
How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question: we have limited attention, and most of the time when we're watching debates, we spend that attention on social evaluation — Do we like this person? Do we trust this person? — and only generally monitor content.
Why we can’t stop watching the stupid presidential debates: We can crack the debates’ code, but we can’t rewrite it.
Meet the Secretive Corporation That Runs Our Presidential Debates: There you have it — the mostly invisible group organizing the debates is much more interesting than anything either candidate is likely to say during the lot of them.
The Twitter spin room: What happens when politics goes real-time: The debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney was the most tweeted-about event in U.S. political history — but is the kind of real-time commentary and instant analysis that Twitter provides a good thing or a bad thing for the political process or society as a whole?