I compared the first presidential debate to the Battle of Little Big Horn. This second presidential debate seemed to me like one of those Civil War battles—I’m not enough of a Civil War buff to say which one—in which both armies battered each other but neither came out a clear victor and the war went on. This strikes me as one of those presidential debates, like most presidential debates, in which most Democratic voters believe the Democratic candidate won and most Republican voters believe the Republican candidate won. Barack Obama was clearly more engaged, more involved and even somewhat more informed about the details of public policy than he was in the Oct. 3 presidential debate, and by a long shot. To me he still looked angry and defensive, while Romney maintained that tight smile while he wasn’t speaking; but perhaps that’s just a partisan impression.