Presidential Debate: Who Won, Obama or Romney?

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The first of three 2012 presidential debates has come to an end.

Who do you think was the winner of the showdown in Denver?

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Presidential debates are hyped up as pivotal moments for campaigns, although this isn't always the case. Was it tonight? Did either candidate shine? Did neither?

What was the most meaningful exchange? Was this the game-changer Mitt Romney needed, or did President Barack Obama help his chances for re-election?

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Who won the first presidential debate of 2012?

 

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It only proved that Obama is an "actor". No script, no telepromter, nothing to say.

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@ Cadee

Romney won on presentation not substance, as we're now finding out. That makes Romney the Oscar winning actor, not Obama.

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Romney wiped the floor with Obama. Obama's snickers, avoidance making eye contact and looking down most of the time shows lack of confidence as well as unprofessional. Guess Obama isn't quite the eloquent orator without teleprompter or mike in his ear repeating remarks being fed to him. Hope this was an eye opener to baby boomers, Christians and loyal US citizens that we need to keep God in our lives and not bow to Islam or government take over.

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@ Mother T

Obama looked down in disgusted because Romney has no manners. Obama was polite and did not bash Romney in ways that he could have. Can't wait for the next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@ Mother T

Yeah - God really came through for the 6 million of his "favorite" people that were cooked in ovens and poisoned in showers, naked with their children standing next to them. Wake the f*** up moron. Counting on God is like counting on a childhood, imaginary friend.

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@ John

@ "John"..... Shame on you....you have got to be one of those agnostics......God is real. Sir, YOU are the moron!

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@ Mother T

You're paranoid. Must be a member of the Red Rose Party.

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I voted on who won the debate,(Romney) and they told me that I had already voted from this computer, so they wouldn't accept my vote. That is totally false. Now I see others who posted and said the same thing. I wonder how many others this happened to. Obviously the percentage for Romney should be much higher since they are not letting us vote!

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@ bluesal

Who won? Who do you think won? The only one who really knows what's going on, instead of the empty suit. POTUS = Nice House, No Furniture. Maybe he should have skipped his appearance with the "Pimp With a Limp" asking for some of his "magic". Knowledge, not Magic, might work for you.
BTW, my vote didn't count either, so the 60/40 split is inaccurate.

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@ bluesal

I wonder how college students will feel when they come to vote on election day and can't because Republican senators passed legislation that made their college addresses invalid. It's where they live now, not their parents' house, but that apparently doesn't matter. Talk about elements of communism.

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@ Lena....I feel it was the other way around.
@Carolyn....Obama wasn't there mentally, I agree.
However.....I don't like either candidate and I feel that our government should have an Independent be in the debate! This Country IS still "by the people, for the peope" isn't it? And there are one hell of alot of us who are independent because we are sick of the "HE SAID, HE SAID" Democrats and Republicans. Let's keep the Federal government out of how our States are run....I totally agree with that! Protect our boarders both northern and southern and keep the drug cartel out of our Country !!!

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@ Linda Bayer

That makes no sense that you want an Independent since they never win. so tell me wtf would be the point of that?

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@ Vanessa Cortez

Mizz Venessa- Why do you think they never win? They are never given a chance! And please do not use profanity at me. It is so unbecoming! @ Cadee who says I don't have a job and insurance? You know what assuming does and it happened to YOU!

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I think President Obama let Mitt Rommey put his foot in his mouth and the next 2 debates will prove it. Our
President's values and truth still stand and with Rommey the rich will get richer and the poor poorer
while us 47% starve with NO insurance.

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@ Lena

Linda you would have insurance and food if you could get a JOB! Oh no, that is not possible under this president where unemployment is the HIGHEST EVER since the depression.

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@ Lena

You're an Obama tool! He is a bumbling empty suit. He is SO in over his head and needs to be a ONE TERM PREZ. The American people will educate themselves this time and not just vote for him cuz he is black. Even Obama said he would be a one termer if he didn't turn this counrty around in 3 years....he has created more debt than any other president in history. History will prove he was the worst president EVER!

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Romney is a fraud and only is saying what he has to to get elected. U can't have something for nothing

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@ Dan

First of all rascists, Obams is half irish not all black, not that that should be an issue. Who cares if he was pink. He has all of us in his best interest. Are any of these stupid rascist comments I'm reading educated? You do know the defination of rascism? Not just by the skin but, can you answer???

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@ Dan

it's the other way around my friend

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@ Andrew

@ ELI
they do not know shit,Eli..If they knew they wouldn't blame Obama for already fucked up economy.Nobody talks about Bush..Who actually put this country in hole so deep,that we will need an army of president for next million years to fix his mess..But noooo,nobody will say anything about it,everybody forgot who messed up economy and Obama inhereted the mess,and everybody expect him to fix it..

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@ Dan

I think your a little bit off...Obama, 4 years ago, said what he needed to, to get elected. It worked, and look where our nation is now. Our nation needs a U-Turn and ROMNEY will be the one to get it in the right direction!

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First off, to all of you people all up on Romney's Jock please stop. The man did exactly what he was supposed to do. Which is try his best Ronald Reagan impersonation this side of the 21st century! Nothing's changed its business as usual. Besides did it not occur to any of you that this was all a strategic power move on the part of our president! Think about it ,He was making it appear as though Romney won and he's going to continue to up until the last round and that's when President Obama will knock Romney out of the ring! President Obama isn't fooling me one bit. President Obama knows exactly what he's doing. And he's going to shock te shit out of all of you nay sayers.

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@ Marianna

LOL, Obama lost the debate on purpose? Delusional meet desperation.

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Finally, a debate on something rather that who you sleep with...did someone realize that there are several "legal" ways for couples to share their life, other than marriage? Obama was clearly wanting to be somewhere else, maybe celebrating his anniversary? He looks old and tired, and was totally unprepared.

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@ Carolyn

Well first off on a comment that Obama looked tired. Have you been under high stress 24/7 for 4 years? NO. Unless you have been under HIGH stress for the past 4 years your comment is negated. We ALL have stress. People who are hard workers and have masters are struggling and have stress. The mother in the projects on section 8 with 4 kids has high stress. I don not approve of the welfare mother in some cases but, WE ALL HAVE STRESS. Obama is not a jeanie to grant our wishes. But I do not beleive you have any high stres considering you are not running our country with a senate debating you at every moment. so, SHUT YOUR MOUTH til you can say something thats not the obvious. Non of us get the sleep we want.

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@ Carolyn

Carolyn, I agree with you 1000%. Barack wasn't there mentally, but physically was all t here was. He seemed to be focused on the teleprompter or whatever he was doing on the podium. I was very disappointed, but there will be others. ommney kept that SMIRK throughout the whole debate, lik a SMUG cat that was holding a mouse in his mouth...GOT it folks.

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@ Geronimo

Yeah Romney kept his smirk because it was a debate. He is a robot. Is that who you want to run our country. A multi-millionaire robot? God help us now. He has no understanding of our people who are pour because he is not, and he is a politician with no soul.He wants to win to prove a pont that he is the most powerful man. All of those guys really have no personality or compasion for anyone or thing but themselves. Here's a scenerio, if we were all on the Titanic who would've survived? Think about it.

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@ Geronimo

I agree with you. At first I thought I was imagining the smirk on Romney's face, but I'm glad someone else caught it. He looked cool as a cucumber and performed better than Obama; however, I liked Obama;s message much more. Romney's "solutions" make no sense. He is putting money in one pocket and taking it out of another. Scary!

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@ Geronimo

Obama was himself , he couldn't debate a smart man

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It was no contest. Romney was the Lakers, Obama was some middle school, nerd.

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