Chris Rock once said, "When you meet somebody for the first time, you’re not meeting them. You’re meeting their 'representative.'" The same holds true for a candidate in a debate. You're not seeing the real Mitt Romney, you're seeing a moderated version of him, pushing a platform meant to lure in as many voters as possible. He may tell you he'll make Hi-C run from the water fountains, or that he'll declare a trade war on China his first day in office, but it's just an empty promise.
On first dates, women don't fall in love with people, they fall in love with the idealized version of the man they're meeting, even when presented with a plethora of evidence to the contrary.
Don't limit your chances with the lovely lady sitting before you by sticking to, you know, the reality of who you are and what you can do. Fabricate an elaborate, inspiring myth and by the time she figures out who you really are, it'll be too late.
Four more years!