I think Obama make clear Romney's tax plan isn't tax neutral as claimed, the CNN fact-checker's agree; they also said Obama's tax plan, what they know of about it right now, doesn't either. Consequently, I need to relook at Obama's plan as I didn't think it had changed much from the one that did balance.
I think Obama provided a clear path forward on many fronts; energy, research, education, infrastructure, etc; Romney only emphasized his vision for fossile fuel energy.
I believe Obama provided sufficient examples of what he had accomplished in the two years he had available to him before the Conservatives shut gov't down and left Obama with Executive Order as his only recourse to get things done. Obama can't really point this out because it looks like whining when he says it, but it points out reality when I do.
One thing Obama missed pointing was the definitioin of momentum and initertia; the forces in play when the country is a Great Recession. This was the case when Romney lambasted him about lowering median income, rising food stamps and the like. Hell yes those things changed for the worse and stayed that way during Obama's adminstration; momentum kept it getting worse after the recession slowed down and initertia prevented it from getting better once the economy started improving. Then, in 2011, Conservatives made a point of preventing any further improvement.