What did everyone think of the first Presidential Debate?

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  1. AJReissig profile image79
    AJReissigposted 8 years ago

    What did everyone think of the first Presidential Debate?

    Pretty much all of the newsstations are saying Romney was the winner of the first Presidential debate.  CBS polling says he won 2 to 1; CNN polls say 67% of those polled believe Romney won.  If you watched the debate (or the videos), what did you think?


  2. Attikos profile image83
    Attikosposted 8 years ago

    Romney, hands down. He went on the offensive, and he succeeded with ease because Obama has no defense for his policies, and his worn-out "It's Bush's fault" mantra had become nothing more than progressive cant three years ago, a transparent canard wasted on everyone not already singing in his choir. It showed. Had Romney run his campaign like that all along he would not be trailing now.

    1. The Frog Prince profile image77
      The Frog Princeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I liked the hang dog/head routine when he was called out on his failed policies and promises.

  3. The Frog Prince profile image77
    The Frog Princeposted 8 years ago

    It was like watching Midget Wrestling where there was a mental midget (Obama) trying to kick the knee caps of a grown up with experience (Romney).  Just penned my missive about the smackdown!  Great question.

  4. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 8 years ago

    I watched every moment, listened intently, to every word.   I have to say that Mitt out-did Obama.  I was, in fact, feeling some discomfort for our POTUS, as he seemed "miffed,"  like a man who is painfully aware he was being put on the hot seat.
    I did hear the immediate responses from the public,etal, after the debate.   It was all heavily directed toward Romney having sort of mopped up the floor with Obama.   I was a bit taken aback that even Dems were unhappy with Barack's performance.....and clearly said so.
    There are still 2 more Prez debates and of course, the Vice P's debate.   I'm just wondering, Can they have Biden's voice dubbed, by someone who can speak without a foot in his mouth?  Biden makes me nervous.  he's going up against a young, aggressive and extremely cocky, Ryan.  I'm thinking Joe will be lucky to get out alive. 
    BTW.....I was always the Little League Mom who felt sorry for the losing team, even when it wasn't my son's team.......

    1. The Frog Prince profile image77
      The Frog Princeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He isn't used to someone calling him out about his stretching the truth.  It was obvious that his teleprompter is a big crutch for him.

  5. dpearl profile image61
    dpearlposted 8 years ago

    Jim Lehrer -- what were you doing? It was supposed to be a DEBATE. That is NOT a debate - deliberated assembly! Where was that? You threw out questions for the debaters to decide what the point would be. My students do a better job of facilitating and provoking thought and critical thinking. It's just another BIG example of how critical thinking has been lost among the few who move this world of intellectual and creative thinking forward. I'm glad we don't depend on you for that.

    1. Attikos profile image83
      Attikosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe Raddatz will do a better job of securing the outcome preferred by those few who move the world Forward. She's certainly being sent the message she had better if she wants to remain in their good graces.

    2. AJReissig profile image79
      AJReissigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that Lehrer never seemed to have control of the situation.  He was never able to keep Romney down to the time limit.  On the flip side, I want to see both of them  explain their points, even if it takes more than 3 minutes.

    3. The Frog Prince profile image77
      The Frog Princeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In a Lincoln-Douglas style debate, which was the basic format for the first one, the moderator isn't in control and isn't intended to be.  He let the time limits get walked on but the conversation went as it should have.

  6. taburkett profile image59
    taburkettposted 8 years ago

    It was great seeing a statesman confront the President with the truth.
    The deceitful advertisements on the media sites can no longer be viewed as valid statements because the truth was expressed by Gov Romney in front of his accuser.
    I am sure that the next 3 debates will be just as thrilling as the truth continues to unfold during the events.
    I look forward to the Romney - Ryan Executive Branch and its recovery and restoration activities.

    1. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Where was the statesman--I only saw two politicians, one who was less aggressive than usual and the other who as usual, was short on details. You may like Romney and that is your right. I am undecided. I do know Romney is not a statesman.


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