I suppose it makes sense for Peggy Noonan and Co. to keep giving Romney advice; after all he finally took heed last night and that worked out pretty well. But I had to snicker at her "things will probably get dirty" line. Probably? Are you kidding? It's going to get gorilla ugly. You're already seeing it today. President Obama was a man on a mission and a vendetta today. Reunited with his teleprompter on the campaign trail (and words written by speechwriters)he seemd as empowered as Sampson reunited with his hair.
Yes the moderator will act differently. Yes Obama will be ready. But what you saw today was Obama in wounded animal mode. If this debate moves the needle on the polls in Romney's direction, Romney needs to be ready for the worst Obama can dish, and that is formidable to say the least.