IF you watched the first Presidental Debate last night (10/3/12), WHO do you think "won"? (or did measurably better)?

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IF you watched the first Presidental Debate last night (10/3/12), WHO do you think "won"? (or did measurably better)?

Bignuf Bignuf
I am NOT asking who you are voting for, but who you thought did the best in the debate? Did anything you heard in the debate change your mind about who to vote for???
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I think Obama won
3
I think Romney won
13
They were about equal
1
Nothing I heard iis changing my mind on who is getting my vote.
10
I did hear some things that are making me rethink my vote.
1
Other?
6
Total votes: 34 (28 voters)
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P'Gell P'Gell
I don't pick "winners" for debates.

The Rebubs always say the Repub won. The Democrats always say the Democrats won. The Libertarians.... interfere and want to make illogical statements and laws.

I wanted to hear what the men had to say. I will admit, when Romney said he was going to cut off all funding to PBS, I screamed "FUCK YOU, ROMNEY, you ignorant rich SNOB!" I yelled a similar insult when it was brought up that he suggested that young people just "borrow money from their parents to go to college." ARGHG, he has NO understanding of the middle class or many simply NOT having the money to "lend" their own children.

OK, I'm gonna shut up now. I get excited easily.

It didn't change my mind. It confirmed my choice. Some billionaires are too clueless about those less fortunate than themselves to be able to functionally run the country.

Romney had more untruthful statements according to most "fact check" sources, so if you want to go by who was most honest then Obama won.
10/04/2012
Beck Beck
I didn't watch it. I can't stand to watch those things. My mind is already made up and has been for weeks. This is just from hearing the things that each candidate stands for. My husband and I already decided we are going to go out of our way that day to be sure to go vote.
10/04/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
I saw part of it and Romney just pissed me off, though that is what I have come to expect from him.
10/04/2012
ghent529 ghent529
didn't watch.
10/04/2012
Rossie Rossie
Romney's performance was better last night, but I cannot shake off what he said behind the hidden camera, so the debate doesn't matter much to me.
10/04/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
didnt watch, i was out working
10/04/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
Romney delivered a better performance--most people, even Obama supporters who aren't going to say he won just because he's Obama, agree. He hardly looked at Romney--he just looked at the ground most of the time. He seemed tired, and not completely there, and Romney actually seemed rather well prepared, and confident, and totally present. It's not a total loss for the Obama side, though--his supporters are probably disappointed, rather than swayed by Romney in comparison. It's those undecided voters though, that you've got to inspire and convince. We'll see how the next one goes.
10/04/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
I was at work, but I wouldn't watch the Dog and Pony Show anyway, until they actually let third party candidates debate. What's so illogical about actually ending foreign aid (read: bribes) to countries that hate us, ending wars, ending failed social programs like the War on Drugs, and actually treating adults like adults?
10/04/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I don't pick "winners" for debates.

The Rebubs always say the Repub won. The Democrats always say the Democrats won. The Libertarians.... interfere and want to make illogical statements and laws.

I wanted to hear what ...
I agree.

Before the debate started, I already knew I wasn't going to expect much from Obama. ROmney was trailing in polls and he needed to impress.

I never get the idea of winning; doesn't it matter on election day? Ha ha.
10/04/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
There are no "winners" or "losers" per se. However, Romney was perceived to be more persuasive than Obama. In the end, perception is reality in politics.
10/04/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Obama looked pretty bad but neither are a worthy leader for this great country
10/04/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
I watched it, and I think they both did poorly. I thought that Romney looked like he was angry and constipated throughout most of the debate. It was interesting to see how his position on everything changed dramatically just a few weeks before the election... wonder what his position will be at the next debate? I thought that Obama was way too passive, which was a huge disappointment.

The debate will not change my vote at all, though.

The truth is, it doesn't matter who the perceived winner of the debate is. "Winning" the debate does not mean that they win the election, if you look at past presidential debates.
10/04/2012
amazon amazon
It was a weak debate all the way around. Romney's not only a liar, now he's a flip-flopping liar that makes up new, contradictory shit on the spot.

And I'm very against political debate on Eden.
10/04/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I am NOT asking who you are voting for, but who you thought did the best in the debate? Did anything you heard in the debate change your mind about who to vote for???
Won't change my vote, and I really am unsure, but feel Obama may have done slightly better. Not that I favor each, but in this case, I know who will do best for our country, so I'll choose accordingly but will still prefer someone else. Lol. No, to be honest, Romney has hit 2 intensely personal topics for me -- two that he's attacked, actually and there's no way he'll get my vote.
10/05/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
The debate didn't change my mind, nothing will. I never liked Romney from the get-go, Obama has always had my vote.
10/05/2012
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I am NOT asking who you are voting for, but who you thought did the best in the debate? Did anything you heard in the debate change your mind about who to vote for???
Romney in my book.
10/05/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
Romney appeared to have won it just because he was more confident looking. It does not sway my vote, though. I don't like the man and will not be voting for him. He's made it pretty clear he does not care about us little people. The PBS thing was complete garbage.
10/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
I watched it, and I think they both did poorly. I thought that Romney looked like he was angry and constipated throughout most of the debate. It was interesting to see how his position on everything changed dramatically just a few weeks before the ...
"Constipated." It's kind of his... look.

I agree, President Obama looked distracted. I know it was his anniversary, but something else was going on. I think in part, Romney changing almost completely, his views on things he says to his supporters threw Obama, who probably expected Romney to be somewhat honest.

Romney was after votes from people who he doesn't like and I think the only time he was actually being himself was when he went on the short "God Rant" and when he insisted he PBS wasn't "important" and he would stop all funding to it. Yeah, that's what happened to the economy; PBS wasted a couple a million dollars and it threw us into a Major Recession. (heavy sarcasm)
10/05/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I am NOT asking who you are voting for, but who you thought did the best in the debate? Did anything you heard in the debate change your mind about who to vote for???
It doesn't matter who won.
10/05/2012
Total posts: 20
Unique posters: 19