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2012 Presidential debates
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5:51 PM PT: So, welcome to the ballgame. I hope you've stocked up on your drink of choice and popcorn of preference. I'm going with water.

5:52 PM PT:
We are awaiting the 1st awkward Mitt moment
@DemocratMachine via Mobile Web

5:54 PM PT: Rachel Maddow just played a bit of the 1976 presidential debate in which audio difficulties caused a 27 minute technical delay. And as she points out, this is live television. And anything could happen. Hell, Mitt Romney might even come off as warm and personable and convince people that his whole 47% thing was really just a bad joke.

Nah.

5:54 PM PT:
Lehrer asks Michelle Obama and Ann Romney to enforce quiet on their sides.
@ZekeJMiller via TweetDeck
Uh, so if Republicans act like dicks tonight, or boo a gay soldier or cheer death ... blame it on Ann.

5:57 PM PT: I'm going to watch this on NBC. I think it's more serious-like to watch debates on broadcast TV. What about you? (If you're technologically advanced, you can watch it online here.)

5:59 PM PT: In Columbus, Ohio, on the CBS affiliate, there was just an anti-Romney ad from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

6:00 PM PT: Barb pointed out to me that CSPAN is covering the debate if I want to take Mitt Romney very seriously.

6:01 PM PT:
Would better handle social issues such as gay marriage and abortion: Obama 59% / Romney 33% (USA Today/Gallup, 9/24-27) http://t.co/...
@pollreport via web

6:02 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): New thread here.

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