You're going to hear a lot of talk from President Obama's supporters today about why Romney's vastly superior performance didn't matter. Don't believe it. In fact, the first debate is going to matter a great deal in the days ahead.
At a moment in history when this nation needs to find common ground and unifying solutions to the multitude of challenges before us, Rick Santorum and the Republican right are leading this country into a fractured and turbulent political horizon.
Regardless of bone-tiredness, good or "bad" math, these two diehards may be in it until the bitter end, unless some real fat lady in the "elite Republican establishment" croons some very convincing words in their ears.