Hypothetically speaking, IF Romney did lie during the first debate, I can understand why Obama was so taken back. Romney is an essentially honest guy. Conversely and more accurately, Romney was not the least bit flustered by Obama's lies. He and America are used to it. A classic example was Obama's claim that domestic oil production is up under his administration. This is only because oil is being produced in ways and places his administration can't stop. No administration has been as anti-oil as this one. He devastated Gulf of Mexico oil exploration while using American tax dollars to invest in Brazilian offshore drilling. What a liar!!