Bloviators, bloggers, the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald have unanimously declared Gov. Mitt Romney winner of last night's debate. The losers? President Obama ... and Big Bird ... and even, sadly, Jim Lehrer.

There weren't any real zingers to glom onto. Policy wonks may have had a fact-checking frenzy, but whether the average voter was swayed by the showdown in Denver remains to be seen.

Emily Rooney talks through the ins and outs of last night's affair.

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Charlie Chieppo, principal of Chieppo Strategies.

Erin O'Brien, professor of political Science at UMass Boston.

Watch Gov. Romney call out Big Bird last night: