Did yesterday's debate in Iowa feature Obama's breakout performance? The pundit class was very impressed. Normally, Obama's team would shrug off the plaudits, but because the debate was held at 8:00 am local time, most Iowa caucus goers learned about the debate from the newspaper and television news later that day.

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