Rep. Brady says Obama did well in debate by not answering questions

"It seemed to me, he saw Mitt Romney as the president, as the real threat, and just could not allow that to happen," Brady added. "The way he did it was not answering the most basic questions, including when did he receive the request for extra security in Libya, and why will the next four years be any different from the last four years."

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Brady agreed that one of Romney's stumbling points during the debate was the discussion of the Libya attacks that left four U.S. officials dead. But he said debate moderator Candy Crowley of CNN was to blame there, since she agreed with Obama's take that he had always seen the attacks as a terrorism event.

Brady and other conservatives have been saying that the White House actually took two weeks to decide that it was terrorism.

"I didn't think it was a level playing field at all," Brady said. "Candy Crowley needs fact-checking herself."

Brady also said he rejects Obama's statement that gas prices are soaring because the U.S. economy is coming back. Obama said gas prices were under $2 a gallon at the start of his administration because "the economy was on the verge of collapse, because we were about to go through the worst recession since the Great Depression."

"That whole energy debate or discussion by the president, I thought I was in a parallel universe," Brady said in response. "Maybe because we're in Texas, but I think the rest of the country understands this president is no fan of oil or natural gas, or any of the affordable coal.

"But Romney had to spend a lot of the night knocking down this baloney the president was putting out there."

Overall, Brady said that while Obama did better in round two than he did in the first debate, he thinks Obama's success is being overplayed by a press that was looking for a comeback by the president.

"I think the media wants to stretch a single into a triple," he said.