1. RoscoeC writes: Romney seizes the story? What nonsense. Is this all it takes to "win" a debate?
Don't let your opponent get a word in. Tell lies, and when your opponent challenges your lie, tell another one? Romney acted like a thug on steroids.
This wasn't a debate. It was a one-sided yelling match from an irrational, lying lout.
2. JoeDProactiv writes: Romney definitely "won" the 1st debate. Especially on "tone."
His duplication of his GOP debate performance strategy [disrespecting the rules/ interrupting his adversaries and impinging on their time/running roughshod over the moderator] shouldn't be tolerated- it detracts from clear communication & is pretty obviously planned.
His pushing around of Lehrer is a confirmation that Lehrer is past it [for debate moderation]..
and, in a strange way, can be seen as a cypher for Romney/Ryan's lack of respect for seniors in general. After all- he can follow any path/policy he wants & what can they do to him.
3. Dejavu65 writes: Thats funny I always said Romney is a slick fast talking car salesman no wonder he wants to buy a Chinese factory and continue to outsource jobs!...Glad I work in the medical field!
4. angrymobvoter writes: The die hard Obama supporters are crying because Romney beat Obama at his own game. Obama has been the worst President in at least a generation. Obama cannot use statistics because the statistics prove conclusively how Obama has failed the American people. Unemployment remains high, gas prices have more than doubled, the national debt is at unsustainable levels, and Obama is just offering more of his divisive policies that have failed.
Yes we all saw the gun down in Denver or WAS it a gundown?
The Major polls crown Romney "King" of the debate but at what costs?
Do we win debates by speaking over your moderator? By refusing to acknowledge the time or subject? Is feisty behavior what America wants or do we want mature debates centered on issues as presented?
People are saying "President Obama gotta fire back, get tough", etc etc etc..But WHY?
Does the office of President rely on these type of theatrics? Are we supposed to choose a candidate based on how many times you can butt in or effectively disregard the moderator?
I would feel better if Obama just was himself!
He could have returned with some of the flip flop issues, the 47% statement etc.....But he choose not too.
So am I to understand that Obama HAD to change HIS debate style to win the debate and election? Who decides what pace a debate is set? The aggressor?
Who really won the debate?
I would say that the person who can handle him self under pressure and still conform to the rules and procedures of the debate.
The person who was able to maintain the proper demeanor and respect for the moderator should get a lot of points in MY boo
Do we believe Romney when He is behind closed doors and says that He says He's NOT concerned about 47%
Or do we believe Romney when he's animated and on LIVE TV saying he's concerned about EVERYBODY?
Stop putting down your president because HE chose the higher road. Leave the theatrics in the movie theaters and leave presidential debates in controlled, moderated environments.
After all, Aren't we told in grade school to respect authority? If the President of the United States choose to respect the authority of the moderator...Why do we rebuke him for it?
Lets step back take a step back take a deep breath and come to our senses.
Don't get it twisted, This was an ALI vs Frazier fight...It was a debate to help us decide our votes for the next President of the United States