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Romney Takes on President Obama, the Billion Dollar Candidate in Presidential Debate

Updated on October 4, 2012

President Obama in 2008, received $745 million in campaign funding. By August, 2012, he had $766 million. Between then and the end of October, he only needs about $240 million, which is well within his reach and will put him at one billion in campaign funds. He will be the first president to do so. Mitt Romney is not far behind at nearly $800 million. Maybe both should donate some of this after the election to reduce the US debt?

The first presidential debate obviously went to Mitt Romney. Nearly all have stated so and even those who are Obama friends, agree. Romney was at his best, something we have not seen very much of and Obama was sparkless. There was no fire and he was overly professorial many times- yawn. He seemed a little more disconnected than other times. There were no "gotcha" moments.

The moderator was a little too respectful of both men, allowing them to go over time countless times and seldom challenged or interrupted them to take command of the debate.

Whether the first debate will change many minds about Romney or Obama, is hard to tell. Only those undecided might be changed. Romney is not dead but alive and kicking.


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      perrya 5 years ago

      That debate hopefully will be more entertaining!

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      Jim 5 years ago

      He seemed unable to adapt to the situation last night and effectively argue with points presented by Romney. He didn't seem able to speak well without a prepared script. The Democrats are currently promoting his performance at his rally this morning, but that was a speech written by someone else that he read word for word off a teleprompter. The Obama campaign is in damage control mode. Unfortunately for the Obama campaign, there will probably be more people viewing the Ryan/Biden debate next week.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Good evaluation of the debates..I am wondering how the next ones will be. I assume there are no teleprompters.