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7:38 PM PT: And now, closing the debate, Obama hammers Romney on the 47 percent thing — that Romney himself made relevant.

7:40 PM PT: The debate is over. Romney awkward. Obama shaking hands with audience, Romney immediately goes straight to Candy Crowley, and then his wife.

7:40 PM PT: Obama mobbed by audience. Romney mobbed by his sons.

7:41 PM PT:
Obama brought up 47% in a way that Mitt Romney can't respond
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7:41 PM PT:
Remember that debates are about moments: Romney Libya swing and a miss is a moment. #debates
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7:42 PM PT: BuzzFeed declares Obama winner:

.@zekejmiller made me wait til (almost) the end for the call http://t.co/...
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7:45 PM PT: NBC (not MSNBC) focusing on Romney's major Libya stumble. However, of all the bad moments int he debate for Romney, I wouldn't focus entirely on that one because he'll have a chance to recover next week.

7:47 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): New thread here.

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