Obama went on to tell Romney: “You seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s.” So he’s Reagan, Eisenhower and Coolidge all rolled into one? Sounds way too good to be true, but one can only hope. . . .

Ike and Coolidge aside, the president’s dismissive attitude toward Reagan’s foreign policy is telling. It underscores why, despite having “won” again by showing up, Obama failed last night. Before the debate, the left was confident that Romney would scare the hell out of voters by coming across as, in the words of New York Times editorialist David Firestone, a “strutting warmonger.” After the debate, they started mocking him as “Peacenik Mitt,” as in this post from the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent.

Just like in the first debate, the left is calling Romney a LIAR!!!! because he did not conform to their stick-figure caricature of him.

The problem is, they’ve come to believe their own stick-figure caricatures.