The first 2012 Presidential Debate - 10\03\12 - 6 p.m. PT (9p.m. ET)

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jackstar7

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They need to either cut off the mike of whoever goes over the limit or give more time to answer.

Both candidates ran over their time limit numerous times.
Just let O'Reilly sit with a button to cut the mics. That'd be entertaining television.
 

momeNt

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Jan 26, 2011
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Obama is just doing the rope-a-dope like his Muslim brother, Ali.

He even through a shot at himself in his closing statement.

Down goes Frazier in a month, you watch.
 
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I think Romney-Ryan will be much better off overall in debates. Romney's a businessman. That's a given he should be a pretty good speaker. You don't become a businessman and CEO by being a horrible speaker.

Ryan is decent too, and Biden's just flat out stupid but loyal. As long as the campaign doesn't act flat out retarded, I think Romney-Ryan will have what it takes to win the debates. The question is whether that's enough to turn things around.
 

SheHateMe

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Jul 21, 2012
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What the hell? Thats it!?

But, I don't wanna see no stinkin' Vice Presidential debate!
 

EXman

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FACT OBAMACARE will tax my HSA %40 next year while his cronies all get waivers!

NICE JOB Romney and I do not even like him that much.

GO BIG BIRD NO. 1 on PBS! I do like Big Bird better than Mr. Lerher as well.
 

Agent11

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There are several more debates to go.

Romney will have to follow through with more real policy details and not contradict himself while facing pointed attacks on the claims he has made during this debate.
 

EXman

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What the hell? Thats it!?

But, I don't wanna see no stinkin' Vice Presidential debate!
Because Ryan is going to make Biden look like the fool he is.

Remember Biden had to debate the Palin before. Ryan is no Palin...


CNBC Call Romney a clear winner.
 

hardhat

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That was disappointing. Romney basically made promises that he can't keep and Obama didn't do that good of a job of pointing them out. Obama was the worse speaker over all, but not by much. The people who write the ads will definitely have to very clearly point out the many problems with Romney's plan if Obama is going to win this election.
 

HomerJS

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Feb 6, 2002
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There are several more debates to go.

Romney will have to follow through with more real policy details and not contradict himself while facing pointed attacks on the claims he has made during this debate.
Not if Obama doesn't force the issue.

Obama did a bad job. Romney wins this round.
 

Bowfinger

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Nov 17, 2002
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He's Mormon, can't even take caffeine pills.
Christians "can't" have sex out of wedlock. How's that working out? :)


I'd agree Romney clearly took this one. He started a bit rough, but pulled himself together and owned it.
 

TraumaRN

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Romney wins on aggression but he again didn't give one damn specific. I have a serious problem with that. He dodged questions and interrupted too much. Sure that looks nice to Joe American but give me specifics.
 

lotus503

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Obama displayed what his weakness has been all along, unwillingness to confront.

He seemed passive with no real conviction.
 

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