I agree with Brian Beutler. I'm struggling with how to express the fact that Barack Obama was stunningly impressive in . . . a secret off-the-record session with a few bloggers that I can't really talk about since it was off-the-record. It was, to me, much more compelling than what he offered at the debate on the record.

Long story short: Candidates should save their impressive remarks for on the record sessions.

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