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  •  Neuroptimalian - you are right Obama lost (2+ / 0-)
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    Anyone who ever participated in competitive debate, coached debate or judged debate would conclude that Obama lost. It is the responsibility of the competing party to call out any falsehoods or exaggerations. It's not the job of the moderator. Unfortunately as one liberal columnist noted Obama did not play offense or defense and really looked like he didn't want to be there. I don't think that the first debate will have a big impact on the election, but it did give energy and money to the Romney campaign. On the biggest stage President Obama didn't bring his A game, or even his C game. What I don't understand is all the whining and gloom and doom.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:23:18 AM PDT

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    •  This is not a game and not a sporting event (0+ / 0-)

      and your attitude is repugnant.   What do you stand for?

      Everything there is to know about the GOP: They're the Bad Guys.

      by Troubadour on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 04:23:17 PM PDT

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      •  Reality - The President lost (1+ / 0-)
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        It was President Obama's responsibility to point out Romney's falsehoods and exaggerations, no one else. That's how debates work. By not doing so, the President lost the debate.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 04:31:00 PM PDT

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        •  Bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

          Romney: 2 + 2 = 5.
          Obama: On the contrary, 2 + 2 = 4.

          "Obama lost!  He didn't call Romney a liar!"

          Everything there is to know about the GOP: They're the Bad Guys.

          by Troubadour on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 06:12:59 PM PDT

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