Romney's comments were clear, concise, and most of all right on target to hit the American people on the issues that matter to them the most. In contrast, Barack Obama looked frustrated, tired and delivered a message that was rambling, off base, and very, very lackluster. Romney's relentless attack of facts and figures pummeled the incumbent and left him with quite a few lumps. I don't think the president had a prayer on this one.
News man Jim Lehrer was absolutely one of the worst debate moderators I have ever seen. He asked clear questions, but couldn't reign in the candidates on their over-time talking and if a candidate pushed to talk, Lehrer just shut down and took it like a sissy boy getting bullied in the schoolyard. I feel sorry for the guy, especially when Romney punched him in the gut with his comment about cutting federal funds to PBS.
Which leads me to a huge highlight of the night. During Mitt Romney's talk about cutting unnecessary programs, he made an incredibly funny comment.
“I’m sorry, Jim, I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS…. I like PBS, I love Big Bird -- I actually like you too -- but I am not going to keep spending money on things [we have] to borrow money from China to pay for.”
Within minutes there was a twitter page for very sad Big Bird https://twitter.com/FiredBigBird
The result of the debate seems pretty clear:Romney aced it.
By a 2 to 1 margin, uncommitted voters crowned Mitt Romney the winner over President Obama in the first presidential debate in Debate, Colo., on Wednesday night, according to a 500-person instant poll taken by CBS News.
Even conservatives who predicted that Romney would do well could not have imagined that he would do this well. It was as complete a victory as any presidential challenger has ever scored--and it exceeded even the hopes of Romney’s most fervent supporters.
Obama came across as a politician--a rattled one, grinning and frowning, searching for a way out. Romney came across as a problem-solver, and--amazingly--more in touch with the American people.Source:CNN
Denver, Colorado (CNN) – Two-thirds of people who watched the first presidential debate think that Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the showdown, according to a nationwide poll conducted Wednesday night.
According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican nominee won the faceoff, with one in four saying that President Barack Obama was victorious.