Yes, he needs a kick-arse debate. He somehow needs to ditch the "I am awesome" persona and realize that he is re-applying for a job here. The problem is that his catastrophic resume speaks louder than he ever could. He can fix the body language crap, that was just laziness (racist !). But the substantive case requires him to plant his flag on HUGE,GINOURMOUS, GODZILLA-LIKE GOVERMENT, which is his problem. The undecideds aren't really looking for MORE government, they are looking for GOOD government.
And of course, his real problem is that the challenger is hungrier, more prepared, has momentum and the economic record of his opponent to run against. There is a Reagan-esque earnestness about Romney that took America by surprise.
And of course now the popular culture has weighed in and there is a sense that voting for Obama is just so