There were two points where Obama particularly nailed it. He heatedly expressed his offense at Romney's accusation that he played politics regarding the attack in Benghazi. Kudos to moderator Candy Crowley for fact-checking Romney on the spot regarding Romney's false assertion that Obama didn't refer to it as a terrorist attack the next day. After she said, "He did call it an act of terror," every Obama supporter must have cheered Obama's request, the best line of the night: "Can you say that a little louder, Candy?" Following Romney's closing remarks about being president to 100% of the people, Obama reminded him about his 47% comment–and about the people who compose the 47%.
The race will remain close until Election Day. President Obama, though, struck back tonight and gave his prospects and his base a tremendous boost.