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Presidential Debate Night

Presidential Debate Night

Starts at 9 p.m. Eastern.

This is just an open thread for people to make their feelings known.  I’m not going to “live blog” it.

But I may jump in with some thoughts as it goes along, maybe at any breaks.

And at the end, there will be an assessment.

So have at it.


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Boy Romney is freakin awesome early on. Sorry about using technical jargon.

Good piece just now of Mitt ‘splaining Econ-101 to bary Boy. Nice. Very nice.

Oh my, corporate jets is so 2008. Wow, Obama grasping for straws.

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

big oil, corporate jets…..bad…just a few minutes ago he was talking about expanding big oil….bad

Obama is NODDING at what Romney says. Bet Axelrod tells him not to do that next time!!!

Obama sounds very pissed off.

Midwest Rhino | October 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

“you can take a deduction for moving a plant overseas”

and what have you done about that in the last four years ?

Odd, Presidential non-sequitur about the teacher with students sitting on the floor.

You’ve had 3 1/2 years to solve problems Obama.

Who makes more money on a gallon of gasoline, the oil companies or the government? You know it is the govt, who parasitize the fuel sales with no costs to cover.

Badger Pundit | October 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Putting Obama’s debate skills in perspective — John Hinderaker over at Powerline:

“Back in my college debate days, he would have gone 1-7 in a typical tournament.”

JMJ. Autistic kids?

quiksilverz24 | October 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Exon makes a net profit of 2%!! That pays dividends, that grow your 401k. YES, I WANT EXON TO MAKE MORE MONEY!!

Parents with autistic children are going to have their Health savings account affected with your new tax increases come 2013, Obama.

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

the facts obummer talks about are the ones we used to call lies


Intrade – Romney up 4.6%.




tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

big oil pays five times more in taxes than they make in net profit

Does it feel better when you get hit over the head with green energy failures?

Go Romney, yeah, “Obama, you pick the losers!”

R “I have no idea what you are talking about” YEAH!

” I have no idea where you get that from. Maybe I need a new accountant”….gotta love BHO grimace every time Romney calls him a liar.

Federalism is the antithesis of Øbama’s big government plans…

Obama’s answer to entitlements: “Tax the rich!”

We don’t need a values answer – we need solutions, Obama.

Question: As I am forced to listen to this on radio, how is Obama looking physically???

theduchessofkitty | October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

The Duke is hurling just about every rotten tomatoes he can find at The One!

How dependent was his bank VP grandmother on SocSec? I mean, she didn’t put a bit aside?

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

obummer doesn’t answer the question he is just campaigning, that is all he knows how to do

He looks tired; not too focused.

Obama keeps NODDING his head in agreement with Mitt when he isn’t looking really, really angry.

On the radio I’m ‘getting’ that Mitt’s taking charge. Don’t know what it “looks like”, but he’s now taking charge. It’s economics, business, drilling, etc. which he KNOWS and His Infantile Majesty doesn’t. Now O’Bamo’s talking about his Grandma which he failed to describe as “a typical white person”…

My grandmother worked her way up to vice president and the reason she could live independently was because of Social Security.

WTF????????? A VP can’t needs Social Security to live independently?

Funny, as least Obama was honest in that his grandmother was a vp at a bank. Michelle said his grandmother was a secretary at a bank at the DNC.

Grandma living on social security? You mean obama did have the money to take care of grandma. And what about grandma’s retirement through the bank?

obama is floundering. What a buffoon.

I like it when Ryan said, “Obama raided medicare”

theduchessofkitty | October 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Now he’s using his poor grandma – just when four years ago he called her a “typical white woman.”


He should be glad she’s not around to clobber him with her walking stick!!

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

just nailed obummer on medicare

At some point during this debate, I want to hear Romney say: “Jim, I’m not going to debate both you and Barack Obama – so please take your thumb off the scale…”

Badger Pundit | October 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

John Hinderaker at Powerline: “Steven Crowder just tweeted, if Romney keeps this up, Obama’s going to be voting for him!”

Romney now up 6.5 on Intrade.

Øbama has no defense against a guy that can wield facts and figures like a knife. Or better, a scalpel that dissects the preezy’s arguments like a doctor cuts out a tumor.

Uh oh. Ø said the voucher word. Big mistake.

Moderator keeps reminding Obama and coaching him!

    pfg in reply to janitor. | October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Yeah, I don’t like that at all. Lehrer, a Democrat and a PBS employee, is putting his thumb on the scale for Obama. Hope folks other than LI-ers are noticing that.

“Younger and healthier seniors…”??

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm

yeah like AARP, the low life bottom feeders

Obama is just not as smart as Romney. Mitt puts the pieces together to form a bigger picture. Obama just takes the pieces and throws hyberbole at them to confuse the voters.

Romney actually provides the logical path. Just a sharper guy.

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

never forget that lehrer is a libtard that has lived a very nice life off government handouts that Romney will stop if elected President

I concur with PhllyGuy.

Obama has a real problem – he’s debating a guy with a brain – as opposed to his opponent in 2008.

Competition is a wonderful thing! Obama hates it.

ih that was a evil grin from Romney

Dare say, Obama said “profit” and there was nothing wrong with it. Funny he had to say that.

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

there is NO program that is government run that has greater efficiency that private business, if so let them compete for the business

AARP gets about $2 to $3 billion from ObamaCare

    Tony H in reply to Neo. | October 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    AARP is an insurance provider masquerading as a non-profit.
    They are in bed with HHS and the Dems. And they do not represent my interests(even though I’m only 50 and many years away from retirement thanks to this administration).

Put a few feathers on Jims face and I swear he would be an owl!

Question: Would obama want MORE regulations? Holy crap! YES,

Keep shaking that head BHO…. good catch Fox.

Dobb Frank…biggest kiss for NewYork banks…shaking head.

I like the way Romney is punching past Lehrer’s interference. Romney is a quick study. He learned this technique from watching how Newt would go after the moderators. BTW, Lehrer just inserted himself into the role of Obama by challenging Romney on how regulations would work or not work…

Community Reinvestment Act. Excuse me obama, weren’t you part of the problem? Hmmmmm?

Moderator lets Obama wander around wherever he wants to and continually interrupts Romney.

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

called the Community Reinvestemt Act passed by Congress and signed by Clinton, then ramped up under Bush.

During your tenure, Obama, unions have been making money hand over fist and now own a car company.

And you (Obama) just bought a prison with our tax dollars.

obama conceded when Mitt interrupts him. Wow!

Obama likes blank checks for himself and his cronies.

Mitt just sounds far smarter and utterly confident on this Medicare, Private Insurance, etc. stuff. Obama keeps referring to AARP which, of course, is Pro-Obama. BHWAAAAaaaaaaaaaa…!!

OOOooooooppppss…Mitt said too much favoring “Regulations” of businesses…Dammit. Know what he means, but doesn’t ‘play well’.

The President seems to be addressing the issues he expected rather than the ones that actually arise.

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Romney’s experience is showing, Obummer is just attempting to discredit Romney, not going to work here obummer, even with the helo of Lehrer

Romney still picking up on Intrade…just crossed 7%

“That’s just not the facts”….”I would not designate 5 banks too big to fail. That’s just giving them a blank check”…

“2 years and we still don’t know what ‘qualified’ is”

Obama now owns Obamacare, how sweet.

Lehrer is actually slowing these two guys down.

Could Lehrer be any more in the tank for BO? Sounds like Mitt is doing just fine against his 2 opponents.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Daiwa. | October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    My thought, indeed. Lehrer is throwing so many life-vests to Obama that they’re all hitting him in the head.

They used the pergorative “ObamaCare”

Badger Pundit | October 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

John Hinderaker on Powerline: “Dennis Miller says: Obama is looking around for Mariano Rivera!”

Exactly – go Romney – fight for jobs!

Imagine an America where a president is competent, understands the issues, and has the knowledge to make correct decisions….It’s the guy in the red tie.

Romney is beating Obama but he’s missing out on easy punches. He should have tied Obama in to the bad housing loan via his suit of Citibank.

I like Romney’s attention to detail. He’s precise, clear spoken defender of the free market, and sounds authoritative. Obama, not so. Sounds like what he is: statist.

Midwest Rhino | October 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

my high deductible plan doesn’t qualify …


Badger Pundit | October 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Lorraine Lanning on Powerline: “No script, [Romney] just knows his stuff. That’s why he’s such a successful businessman, he actually understands this, he’s an expert. Up against someone who never even ran a lemonade stand.”

theduchessofkitty | October 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Ace just said this:

“I don’t know what to say anymore. The champ is punch-drunk and almost out on his feet. The ref is basically holding him up.”

Obama lie: You can keep your insurance, insurance prices will go down – Remember Obama Americans have now read the bill.

Romney came off sounding good on repealing Obamacare; Obama couldn’t come up with a reasonable answer for why it should be kept

Go Romney, toss those fact at Obama; not sure he’s listening.

OMG! I just caught Obama on TV (my son just stopped watching). He looks awful, and Romney looks like he could go on for hours and is having fun.

The reason I know how Romney won: Lehrer is rushing off to the next subject.

Ooooh! A hit! A palpable hit!

Romney lands a massive one on the single party passage of Obamacare.

obama looks pissed

theduchessofkitty | October 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

This confirms what Glenn Beck had said before about Romney. He KNOWS his stuff. He COMMANDS THE ISSUES.

When Obama has his head down with his evil grin and jutting ears, I swear he looks like Lucifer planning new ways to reap souls.

must be hard for BHO to keep smiling….is definitly looking “forced”…

oh no….BHO is actually going to try to make the ‘medical board’ look like champions for savings…and not about saying “no…you’re too old”

ObamaCare….Let’s see…The Anointed One is lying his azzzz off re-future of this horrific catastrophe. The losing of insurance once ObamaCare goes into operation. Mitt’s now saying–Thank God–that insurance companies will go out of business…That unanswerable boards will decide, etc, etc.

Oh my gosh! Romney is damned impressive. He makes his points and then he restates and drums it home. Romney is doing it academic lecture style in simple language that the average bear can understand. Thesis, development, conclusion.

Romney keeps missing slams but moderator is a large part of preventing that by letting Obama flit all over the place.

Midwest Rhino | October 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Obama keeps claiming facts from advisors or studies

cuz he doesn’t understand any details

he skipped all the briefings … played golf and b-ball
then partied with hollywood at night

tellthe truth | October 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

going up, but not as fast, wait until 2014, the sky will be the limit

The President uses lots of “uh’s” and “ah’s” and repeated words.

Americans aren’t helpless Obama. We can help ourselves and each other. Americans do that everyday. I ran into a woman who asked for help in a parking lot. Just moved into town, with her two kids and had left her husband & was on her way to an interview. Needed help to buy some food. I gave her what I could.

Americans will lose their health insurance with Obamacare, Obama.

Keep showing what you have Romney! Intrade now up 8%

Romney is one very smart guy..that management consulting experience that he has is way superior to the book smarts that Obama has.

Notice how Øbama keeps looking at Lehrer instead of Romney when Mitt is talking, seemingly pleading him to put the kibosh on Romney’s fact parade? He even smiles at Lehrer!