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Obama won the debate on points.
But some 'morning after' fact
checking might even
out the score

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/17/2012 6:35:41 AM

Obama won Tuesday night’s debate. His performance was far stronger second time around, more aggressive, more personal, and he commanded the floor. By contrast, some of the bad old Mitt from the primaries was back. The Republican shuffled around the stage and seem to tire halfway through. As he often does under pressure, Romney talked in innuendoes. Asked a question about achieving gender balance in the workplace, he replied, “Thankyou, that's an important topic”--which longtime Mitt followers know is code for “I never thought about that before.” He then told the audience that, as Governor of Massachusetts

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Stanley strongly disputes the President's assertion that in his Rose Garden speech he called the attack in Benghazi a terrorist attack. Furthermore, Stanley's remarks on polls taken immediately after the debate are very encouraging.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stopevhillary, 10/17/2012 6:56:28 AM     (No. 8939233)

I don't see how Obama wins on points. I didn't see him make a single solid argument, or win a point. On top of that his delivery was continuously stilted with "ah ah ah ah ah" and he whined nonstop.

No, Romney won this hands down. Missed coming in with a few layups but extremely strong on energy, economy, JOBS... Obama had nothing. NOTHING.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: awen, 10/17/2012 6:56:30 AM     (No. 8939234)

Obama did not win the debate.

How can you tell? Every single article that you see mentioning that he won states the obvious lies he told during the debate.

The true tell? The focus groups swung Romney last night. Luntz group which is notoriously Democrat leaning swung 90% in Romney's favor last night.

The emperor has no clothes no matter if the MSM believe he had his finest boxing gloves on last night.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/17/2012 7:07:49 AM     (No. 8939248)

The only "Victory" for Obama was that he managed to get the moderator to team up with him. That wins it in liberal land, but for the rest of us, it was a predictable expose'.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/17/2012 7:23:05 AM     (No. 8939274)

Of course he won on points. Just look at the moderator. She allowed Obama more time. Romeny was not allowed to give his response on a couple of question as per the rutes. Half of the questions were "why aren't you more liberal" and the final question chosen by Crowley was an attack on Romney's character without a chance of rebuttal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/17/2012 7:24:36 AM     (No. 8939280)

Won the debate Mr. Stanley? How would you explain this news item today?:

"CNN Poll Say Romney Wins 58-40 On Economy, 51-44 On Taxes and 49-46 On Health Care."

THE WALL
October 17, 2012

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/17/2012 7:26:31 AM     (No. 8939282)

Anyone know what the TV ratings were for last night? I know the tweets were down 28% from the 10/3 debate (from 10 mil to 7.2 mil). Thank you...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Aliveritas, 10/17/2012 9:00:23 AM     (No. 8939522)

What did they watch?

I knew the press would push an O win.

It's more of the 'you didn't see and hear what you thought' meme.

Obama started with lies (and please don't get me started with his many 'tax cuts' and coal, gas and oil).

I had thirty windows open re: fact-checking his lies.

I would have said, 'You're smart people, you buy food and gas, know people who lost their homes, had to downsize and the cost of college now. I don't give you a fish, I teach you to fish.

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