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Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

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    Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    Has the debate changed the outcome of your vote? Who do you think came out on top? Talk about the first debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    In response to BDCEditor's comment:

    Has the debate changed the outcome of your vote? Who do you think came out on top? Talk about the first debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.



    Its 12 minutes old.  Who is doling out the drugs at BDC?

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    In response to BDCEditor's comment:

    Has the debate changed the outcome of your vote? Who do you think came out on top? Talk about the first debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.



    Its 12 minutes old.  Who is doling out the drugs at BDC?



    All of them?? Lol

     
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    Here we go, Obama going back to default mode and blaming bush.

     
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    I can't watch it. Obama will lie. That will irritate me. Then Romney will be a wuss and won't put the screws to Obama's lies and that will irritate me. I prefer not to be irritated. 

    Most of us here could write the script for it - moonbats and wingnuts alike.

    In the end there is no way I would EVER vote for Obama. Romney might get my vote, reluctantly. I can't imagine anything that happens in the debate is going to change that.



    Because you supported Mr. Gingrich.  Thank you.

     
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    Surprisingly this is a better debate than I expected. Romney has come out strong, the President is holding his own with out a teleprompter. 

    Jim needs them to move on to newer topics, he's having a hard time controlling the course. 

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    Incumbent - A tie is a win.

    Challenger - Don't lose.  If ya don't lose, you won.

     

    Romney didn't lose. 

    EXTREMELY prepared.

    Like it or not, there it be.

     

    Overwhelming doctrine - The american people are smarter than the government.

    Agree?  Vote Mitt.

    Thats what I got.

    Flail away, with good gesture

     
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    Romney made sense in this debate.  Obama made double speak.

     

     
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    Wow!  The preivious must be watching something else...

     
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    Stop blaming Leher. Obama was terrible. Romney brought his A game. Obama underestimated Romney. 

     
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    Romney totally won. Good thing everyone had decided already.

     
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    I thought Romney did well.  The debate was better than I thought it would be.  I wish they could have had fewer segments and allowed to spend more time on the segments.

    I have one question.  If Romney is going to cut taxes, increase defense spending, not change social security, not change Medicare for people on Medicare or near retirement, isn't going to cut education spending, how does the deficit get cut?  He said that the tax cuts would be paid for by increased revenue related to a growing economy, but means the existing deficit would stay the same.

     
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    Romney 3, Obama 0

    Obama seemed distracted and inarticulate.  Maybve Bill Clinton should stand in for him in the next one.

     
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    Mittens stayed on message, which is a hot fudge sunday diet for America without the calories.

    He'll miraculously cut the deficit, create millions of jobs and lower everyone's taxes ..... Ya just have to elect him to find out how.

     

    Obama was overly technical and diconnected. The policy wonk got tedious at times.

    He missed a big opening to jab Mittens over his tax returns, or lack of, when Mittens brought up his accountants.

     

    Over all a tie and the tie goes to the challenger.

    It ain't gonna swing the race either way.

    Obama has a tailwind and Mittens has lost too much ground in the swing states.

     
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        The fifteen minute pods were in theory a nice concept, but got lost in the exchange of ideas. Romney is glib and good with his numbers. The President was measured and articulate and if you want states to handle their own healthcare and voucher system for future seniors Romney is your guy.  The President believes in an active role for the federal government in healthcare and you have to wonder how poorer states will care for their citizens or will they move to other states where healthcare is better. There is a double standard in this approach. Got fooled by Romney once, not again.

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    Mitt Romney talks a great game on the Middle Class, for which he called were victims.  He went so far to say he not against Community Colleges, yet in his first year in office as Governor, he went so far try to consolidate the Community Colleges into four year colleges under the guise of consolidation, which failed.

    I don't see this as a game changer by any means.  Romney was rather uptight to begin, and there were some Obama grimaces, but considering that 83% have made their decisions already WITHOUT this debate.  In fact in Nashua, NH, a bar up here, was teaming with people....watching the Red Sox.  So that leads to my 83% analogy. 

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    In response to Newtster's comment:

    I can't watch it. Obama will lie. That will irritate me. Then Romney will be a wuss and won't put the screws to Obama's lies and that will irritate me. I prefer not to be irritated. Most of us here could write the script for it - moonbats and wingnuts alike. In the end there is no way I would EVER vote for Obama. Romney might get my vote, reluctantly. I can't imagine anything that happens in the debate is going to change that.



    Heh, heh, nothing like prejudice aforethought....

    Ain't it grand when wingnuts are sooo dang sure of things that they don't even have to see it themselves. It is so because they say it is so.

    No wonder science is such a foreign concept to them. The idea that they would actually wait and see things with their own eyes is just preposterous to them.

    Why would they ever consider watching something that may challenge their ideological ignorance. Perish the thought.

     
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    Flip Romney flipped again.  Taxes was a good example.  His plan to give tax cuts to millionaires/billionaires to start the year, and now he's for a Middle Class Tax Cut?

    I guess his preacher gave him a deathbed conversion. 

    If you are in the Middle Class, trust Romney.  I don't think so.

     

     

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    Jim Lehrer was terrible. Romney won this debate, but failed again to explain how he is going to achieve what he discussed. Obama seemed nervous, a bit overconfident, and couldn't quite articulate what he was thinking. Not sure if tonight will change many voters minds, but Obama clearly needs to come out better prepared for the next debate. It will be interesting to see how the media spins this one.

     
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    Empty chair got schooled.

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    the president, (the one with the real job) seemed a bit tired tonight.

     

    Romney was energized, had weeks to prepare for this, and after all, he doesn't have a real job, now, does he?

     

     Did he say anything at all to sway me? absolutely not.

     

    I think the prez. got had on the image he presented, but the substance of what he was trying to say is still valid and strong.  Hes going to bounce back.

     

     
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    Re: Your take on the first Presidential Debate?

    In response to zots's comment:

    the president, (the one with the real job) seemed a bit tired tonight.

     

    Romney was energized, had weeks to prepare for this, and after all, he doesn't have a real job, now, does he?

     

     Did he say anything at all to sway me? absolutely not.

     

    I think the prez. got had on the image he presented, but the substance of what he was trying to say is still valid and strong.  Hes going to bounce back.

     




    Obama is tired ?????

    Great come back.

    We're tired too....

     
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    Obama couldn't defend his lies.

    Wake up.

     
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    It's going to get worst with foreign affairs..

    All Obama has is distortion and lies.

     
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