Max, both guys had their "good moments"...and both had moments where being somewhere else was the better alternative.
Obama definitely had a better night than the first debate...and in my opinion (I'm a strong Obama supporter) got the better of the "debate."
No matter which of these guys wins...the economy will not get appreciably better during the next four years...and may very well get much, much worse. The need for hitting rock bottom now seems inevitable before the corrections that will make things better can be made. (Those corrections involve systemic changes to the system!)
If I truly had to pick a winner, though, it would be Candy Crowley.