First Presidential Debate

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Who won the first debate?

  1. Barack Obama

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    16.2%
  2. Mitt Romney

    31 vote(s)
    83.8%
  1. gturner

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    John Stewart said he also thought the same thing, but now realizes that Obama is thinking more along the lines of "I like food. My kids are nice."
     
  2. RJDiogenes

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    Not "Michelle! Yowza!"?
     
  3. Drago-Kazov

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    Their decisions will have ramifications no matter which one wins.
     
  4. indianatrekker26

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    interesting unemployment job number was released. 7.8% The lowest its gotten during President Obama's administration. But of course both the lefties and righties will each spin it their own ways.
     
  5. datagal

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    Obviously, style trumps substance these days. :rolleyes:
    Sometimes, I think Obama did it on purpose to expose Romney's true colors.

    In the end, it was bullshit that won the debate.
     
  6. datagal

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    I heard that too. I didn't watched myself. IMHO, it was crap that won the debate not Romney.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    I did have a chuckle at what Jay Leno said the other night.

    "The only people who thought Obama won? The replacement refs."

    Still, I'm looking forward to the Biden-Ryan debate on Thursday night. It's gonna be more exciting and fun if for no other reason than Biden himself and I really, really hope he goes a little Attack Dog on Ryan for his draconian Medicare and social safety net proposals.

    There's less at stake and you don't have a Democrat who has to worry about looking Presidential, so I want Biden to take off the gloves and expose what a two-faced, Ayn Rand worshipping empty suit Ryan is. A good night for Biden would also energize Obama.
     
  8. Drago-Kazov

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    I would prefer 2-3 moderators who are civilised and not partisan hacks + Gary Johnson and Jill Stein to be part of the debate. I don't know that much about Stein but Gary would beat Romney up.
     
  9. gturner

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    That one is a stumper. We added 117,000 jobs and it bumped the unemployment rate by 0.3% (down from 8.1%). To someone with a calculator, correcting for the workforce participation ratio, it means our total population is now lower than Great Britain's. Where'd eveybody go?
    :(
     
  10. Squiggy

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    Yes. Presidents do cause things to happen.
     
  11. Drago-Kazov

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    I am glad that we agree.
     
  12. gturner

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    I'm starting a rumour that at the beginning of the next Presidential debate they're going to introduce Romney as "the returning Jeopardy champion."

    If the there's a clear winner they should have Don Pardo do a voice-over saying the loser gets some Turtlewax and a year's supply of Rice-a-Roni, "the San Francisco treat!"
     
  13. Drago-Kazov

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    i might remember incorrectly from a bloggingheads recap. Did Romney really accuse Obama of being to close to big banks and suggested breaking up some of them?

    I think most fiscal cons would had prefered the swedish solution instead of the let's give everybody golden parachutes aproach.
     
  14. gturner

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    He definitely did, arguing that "too big to fail" is a problem and that over a hundred smaller, local banks did fail. I believe his attack was that Obama had protected Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.
     
  15. Drago-Kazov

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    If he would not be romney i might even belive him. He has the right background to be independent from Wall Steet, but lacks the moral compass.