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Why Romney Won the First Debate

C.61 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 11:24 AM
Obama proved he can't operate without telepromters. Obama has NO depth and is a lightweight on issues compared to Romney. Anyone who thinks Obama would be a better president than Romney is smoking some real funny stuff. Obama has not been challenged in his last four years. The only thing he does is go out and campaign. He doesn't have a clue on how to run a country! Maybe a country like Venezuela,but not the U.S. The choice is crystal clear. If Obama is re-elected,our country has no future. Our children have NO future. None,zip,nada. Chris Matthews,who has become a master of left wing spin,says you are racist if you don't support Obama. No Chris,Romney is just MUCH more qualified than Obama. The debate shows it isn't even close!
Jim Lehrer was effective in one area as the moderator of the first Presidential Debate of 2012.  That is, he convinced the audience to not be a factor by remaining generally quiet.  While he was not very effective in controlling the candidates, Lehrer’s style seemed to work out well in facilitating his primary goal of drawing out ideological contrasts.