NORAH O’DONNELL: Nancy Cordes, thank you. And, on that note, after the President’s performance on Wednesday, some Democrats say his campaign needs a wake up call.

Bill Plante is here with that part of the story. Bill, you’ve been talking to your sources. What are they saying?

BILL PLANTE: Well, Norah, they’re simply upset and really outraged. They blame the President’s team, first of all, for not preparing him to meet the challenge of an aggressive Mitt Romney. They say that nobody in the room challenged him, including the guy that he was debating with, John Kerry, because, as they say, he wants to be secretary of state. So, he’s not going to get in the President’s face. And presidents are used to deference. They’re not used to people challenging them like that. So, they think that the debate prep was terrible. But they also fault the President himself for not understanding that Romney was going to be more aggressive.

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