Obama is now making jokes about his lackluster debate performance. Clearly, his strategy is to shed the superhero image that the Obama-bots have created for him over the past four years. Obama has cleverly made himself the underdog in this race. If Mitt Romney stumbles in future debates, it’s going to look like a devastating fall from an incredible height. If Obama does well, he’ll be hailed as “The Ultimate Comeback Kid.” Can Romney live up to the new elevated expectations that his Republican cheerleaders have unwisely created for him? We will have to wait and see. However, it’s not as obvious to me as it is to everyone else that the debate performance that Romney gave last week is sufficient to defeat an on-his-game Obama in subsequent debates.