I didn't watch but I get how the system works.
The system can only thrive if people pay attention to it. If people believe that this is "the election of their lives" it will get more people participating in it giving their consent. So, they need to make this a close race. They can't have a landslide. Romney and Obama knew their roles and they played their part. Romney was losing in the polls because of the lack of support from real conservatives. People were already writing him off. Now they should be energized and again making it a dead heat. All part of the game to perpetuate the illusion of choice.
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