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Quips, Slips and Gaffes in Presidential Debates

Raymond121 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 5:59 AM
The CNN instant poll after the debate found 67% said Romney won, versus only 25% for Obama. The CNN panelists agreed. One of Romney's main critics on the panel admitted that Romney "out Obama-ed Obama" by personalizing his points with stories about real people. CNN'S Denver focus group of undecided voters fell put the same way: over 2 to 1 for Romney as the winner! One of the Obama supporters on CNN said the people who watched the debate were slightly.more Republican than voters generally, but I think that itself is ominous for Obama: If Democrats can't bother watching TV to support him, will they bother going out to a polling place to vote for him? The news that Romney is the winner will get him votes on absentee ballots!
Mitt Romney was 13 years old and Barack Obama had not been born when an energetic-looking John Kennedy, 43, and a tired-looking Richard Nixon, 47, walked into the WBBM-TV studio in Chicago for the first general election debate between presidential candidates.

It is generally held that television viewers felt Kennedy won the first debate, while those listening on radio, unaware of Nixon's improvised makeup, felt Nixon won.

That's probably overstated. Contemporary accounts suggest most viewers felt both candidates did well, while the single poll of radio listeners had a small sample possibly tilted toward pro-Nixon rural areas lacking TV reception.