Presidential Debate Reactions: Celebrities Sound Off on Twitter

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The first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was won by the challenger, according to more than 12,500 THG readers.

Even the typically pro-Democrat celebrity crowd took notice.

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During the most tweeted-about U.S. political event ever, President Obama got his fair share of accolades from stars, but Romney's strong showing couldn't be ignored.

Some choice celebrity reactions after the jump:

Bill Maher: "my rating: Romney won the debate, Obama had the facts on his side, and Lehrer sucked. Next debate, get @SethMacFarlane to host!"

Alec Baldwin: "Obama is a potentially great man who remains mildly uncomfortable in public life. Mitt is a gifted off-shore money tycoon and tax preparer."

Rob Lowe: "Watched a lot of debates, that was a real blood-letting. #POTUSwiffs #Mittenssticks."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "It's not about LIKING @BarackObama Obama ( And I do) It's about NEEDING @MittRomney Romney ( and we all do) #Debate2012 #debate #Debate2012."

Sherri Shepherd: "@ehasselbeck OR... how about instead of lying and stretching the truth ...when you get in that booth just #dotherightthing & vote Obama xoxo."

Chris Rock: "Obama is waiting for the right moment to pull out Bin Laden's skull from behind the podium. Wait for it. Wait for it... #debate #PresDebate."

Olivia Wilde: "Mittens, if you want the federal gov't out of our health care decisions, then stay the F out of our VAGINAS. #debate2012."

Dave Chappelle: "#romney just brought up Food stamps. And Obama looked like he wanted to Punch him in the face."

Eva Longoria: "I'm in New Zealand watching the presidential debate! Obama is killing it on health care! #Obama2012."

Gabrielle Union: "Did The President just say 'Math, common sense and history...' #POTUS #Debates Bring it!"

Dean Cain: "Romney looks like the next President to me.   I'm looking forward to next year.   #Romney"

Michael Moore: "Ok, here's my optimistic tweet: Romney didn't convince a single Obama voter to change their vote. But O needed to fire up the base. Not done."

Patton Oswalt: "It doesn't matter that Mitt lied through his fucking teeth. He had to change the narrative. He did it. #sociopath #debate."

Roseanne Barr: "Undecided voters know this is a wash."

Ronan Farrow: "Proud of the President for addressing military over-spending. Fact: we're throwing money at a Pentagon that's explicitly told us to stop."

Sarah Silverman: "Mitt has Republican good looks."

Jon Lovitz: "Ugh. This debate is going just well/badly enough that both sides can claim victory with conviction. Annoying."

Lady Gaga: "I believe its important to note before this begins that Romney is a millionaire and paid well below the average tax rate, paying only 13.9%."

Samuel L. Jackson: "What future generations is Mitt the guardian of?! I think dude just wants to add Leader Of The Free World to his resume'!"

Albert Brooks: "Next debate will be moderated by Miss Piggy before she loses her job." And: "Between these two explanations of health care I don't know what the f--k is happening."

Ivanka Trump: "#Romney really rose to the occasion tonight! #BigNight #Debate2012 #debate #CantAfford4More."

Mark Ruffalo: "#Romney Okay. This is a great performance. I almost believed Mitt cares about the hurting 47% that he said he didn't care about. Oscar?" And: "What I think is going to be awesome to see is how Obama deals with tonight. The next debate is going to rock. Rocky Balboa??"

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