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  •  It seemed like Romney had a lot more time (6+ / 0-)

    I think Obama got bits and pieces of time here and there, whereas Romney got longer chunks of time to filibuster and ramble on about god knows what so it seemed like Romney had more time. In the end, I guess that added up to more time for Obama but it sure didn't seem like it.

    "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

    by yg17 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:25:46 AM PDT

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    •  Probably because Romney used it better -- (0+ / 0-)

      He had the time to say what he needed while Obama couldn't or wouldn't say what he needed regardless of time.

      This was a very bad outing for the President.  Kind of like Reagan's dazed and befuddled performance against Walter Mondale in the first 1984 debate.

      I believe he won the election.
      By a bit.

      Obama needs to come back and seem like the President of the United States, but this was just one lost battle, not the war.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:35:07 AM PDT

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      •  Obama had a much poorer delivery (1+ / 0-)
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        He took waaay too long to make points (looking down while going, "aaaaand... I think..." is not going to help), plus I was surprised that he was so obviously having a hard time connecting thoughts with a verbal response.

        Both did run over their time limits continuously, but Mittens put it to the best effect. And I think Jim Lehrer is getting a little too much flak. I think he was Ok with them going over because he wanted as much back and forth as possible, hoping it would draw them away from prepared talking points. Unfortunately Mittens was better prepared for those exchanges.

        But I did like how Obama would occasionally look straight at the camera. I thought he landed some good punches at those moments, at the risk of being pedantic.

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