"Town Hall" Presidential Debate tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt
[quote]The second in the series of three Presidential Debates will take place tonight featuring a "town hall" style format from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. This debate will be 90 minutes long and will featured pre-screened questions from a group of undecided voters. The topics will range from domestic to foreign policy and everything in between. We will have the live stream embedded so you can watch the debate right here on this page.
Air Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 9pm et / 8pm ct / 7pm mt / 6pm pt
Channels: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more including CNN Espanol and others
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)
Format: The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
I am so anxious that I just threw up, so I'm good to go.
I'll keep you updated on the latest episode of Man Vs Food. Once again, I cannot stand to watch this, but would rather hear about it from you bitches.
That you Candy Cane/R3?
I'm watching the pre-debate stuff on CNN/MSNBC, but I'm outta there as soon as it starts. Can't handle it, my nerves are shot!
Oh boy. Here we go.
I was going to avoid this.
But,I'm caught in its tractor beam. It's pulling me in.
Just poured myself a drink and logged onto Datalounge. Let's do this.
did they mute candy crowley?
No way I can watch this. My nerves can't take it.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who's too sacred to watch. Anyone want to come over and play Scrabble?
The Mute Button ... It's like a nerve pill.......
I'm going to watch but I'm very anxious.
Will Candy get a snack break, or will she be moderating from a buffet stand?
Candy looks like a linebacker from the back.
I kind of dont want to watch either.....
Hopefully somebody here has the stomach to watch it. Sadly, I do not.
EEEK, it's happening. I'm outta here!
JESUS CHRIST I THOUGHT SHE WAS DEAD WHEN THEY CUT TO HER ON MSNBC
OK, Obama looks relaxed...Mitt looks sweaty!
Looks like Meatloaf from the back
Candy looks well nourished!
Candy Crowley: Sea Hag!
Please,Mr President-try not to nod when that liar Mitt is talking!
Mitt Romney needs to stop saying kids.
I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES -- MITT ROMNEY!
The question Mitt was what will you do. Not "I know what it takes to create a job."
Romney didn't answer the fucking question!!
Mitt is flailing already.
I'm too nervous to watch. Has he delivered a Mortal Kombat uppercut to Mitt yet?
I'm watching Face Off on SyFy. It's the Mitt Romney Challenge: they all have to make a Cyborg from scrap parts in a junk yard.
Obama looks nervous oH NO NONONO
NOW Mitt's the "Education President" concerned with the middle class! Hilarious. "Trust me, I know how!" is his answer? Remarkable. Mitt is an evil shape-shifter! Now he's for cheaper student loans?? Wow, so HE'S the first Republican to lower the student loan rate! Here he is! LIAR!
Come out swinging, motherfucker!
[Format: The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting . . .]
I think it should take the form of a dance off.
Barack looks sickly and weak....NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Doesn't Mitt and the GOP want to kill Pell Grants?
Seriusly, fucking hell, how does Romney know how to create good jobs?
Please someone actually report how Bain made Romney and the company obscenely rich rather than create jobs. It's unbelievable how much of a pass Romney gets on this point. Do people just not care? Yeah, yeah, Romney is a rich businessman, that's all that matters?
Fucking hell, I'm just going to be angry and bitter about this for the next four years right?
Obama, what are you doing - you need to talk to the kid directly not to spout talking points STOP STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Romney is already wiping the floor with Obama.
Obama is answering EVERY question right away....lol.
His answer is still better.
Barack has this.
romney is nervous. it's a different story when you have to look the 47% in the eye.
OH GAWD. This is making me nervous.
Smug Mitt stands for the applause, while the President sits down.
Obama actually answers the first question while Mitt says he'll be president.
What's that? Obama is being specific? Oh my. That makes Romney's platitudes seem even emptier.
Uh,where the colored people at? Did Woody Allen select this audience? No black people in NY tonight?
Mitt's sideburns look awfully white.
Mitt talking to people is creepy
Obama is doing better because he doesn't have to talk to Romney -- he just needs to talk to the people who ask the questions, who don't scare him like rich white male Romney does.
r32 = Andrew "Clutching my pearls!" Sullivan
Obama is present and Mitt is jittery. OYEAH
Ask him Candy-What.Is.Your.5.Point.Plan?
Mitt walks like a man with a really tiny dick.
Mitt's lying again already!
Good, let him get stuck in stupid math. He's a loon. Twelve million jobs are going to be created if we do nothing.
Good! Get caught in the "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" trap. Nobody can follow him. Why did he go there?
So far so good.
I can't watch. But I'm like Della. Caught. Please, Obama, don't fuck up.
Obama is good now - one point philosophy
Obama takes first blood. "One point plan"
Ohhh shit, this is getting good
Obama is loaded for bear!
I am so tired of Mitt Romney and his smug face, and don't get me started on Paul Ryan pretending to clean pots that are already clean, so he won't get his hands dirty.
Romney, SHUT UP! YOU DON'T GET TO IGNORE THE RULES!
Obama coming out swinging!
Good for Candy, she didn't let him but in
We need Sigourney Weaver to chop his head off and make the white stuff squirt out.
mitt is deranged.
Candy is standing down Willard! Go Candy and Go Barack. Loved him calling Willard a liar about Detroit.
Oy, those Lawn Guy Land accents are killing me!
So Mitts thinks he gets to interrupt?
Who was that dapper looking Elmer Fudd?
Obama is running the table.
Mitt tried to turn it into Debate 1 and Candy shut him down.
Love that Candy cut off Willard when he wanted to discuss Detroit. HAH!!
end oil speculation, that's the answer. why can't he just say it?
Andrew thinks Obama is back...
9.11 pm. Thanks, Mr president, for calling a lie a lie. Finally. That second round was a knock-out for Obama. Thank God he's alive!
9.07 pm. Obama's back on. I recognize this guy. Energy; focus; ability to relate. Did Romney just say he "presumes" he'll be president in 2014. Obama won the first exchange, although he got a little dull as his answer went on.
9.05 pm Did Romney just say he wanted to expand Pell Grants? Aren't they on his chopping block? How many bald-faced lies he is going to say tonight?
R40 - Andrew Sullivan.
"Romney is already wiping the floor with Obama."
Wipe that milky load out of your ass motherfucker.
Why the fuck is no one bringing up the fact that Romney's state was #47 in job creation? WTF is wrong with Democrats?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote]Mitt's sideburns look awfully white.
Christ, you should see his pubes.
Is Barack still black? He looks so pale.
r21, I'm making a friend watch and that was the first thing he said, "Is Meatloaf there too?"
Mittens looks like he's thinking this when Obama speaks-"Jeez,I wonder how big his cock is?"
Oh wait-now Obama is killing the birds?
Two minutes is a long goddamn time when you're listening to a fucking liar.
I feel so bad for Obama. He really has go stand there and explain why the economy is so bad??? Like he is the problem??? Fuck the republicans and Mitt Romney...fuck them in the ass. I am so pissed. I wish they could just fist fight.
They look like they are about to fight.
Like how Obama keeps calling Romney a liar.
GREAT ANSWER MR PRESIDENT
Romney moving into O's space. Not a good idea.
Mittens is getting sassy
ROMNEY SHUT UP! Why does he think he gets to run the show?
Here they go - Romney is being an asshole pusher. Obama is presidential, butch and assertive.
Obama is not letting Romney take command.
"What you're saying is just not true"
Barack just took his time!
It's Debate #1. And Mitt is blinking and getting angry.
Hit Romney on "job creation"! He sends them to China!
Obama's definitely doing better this time, and he's clearly much better rehearsed. Note the complete lack of "uhs" in his comments. I love how he's just saying "that's not true," and also calling Mittens on his bullshit. "Not true, Governor Romney."
Candy needs to moderate better, though.
what's with the hooker pink dresses???
Mitt is so disrespectful. What a fucking asshole.
Omg Barry is killing it. SIT DOWN MITT.
This is turning into a streetfight. And Mitt can't handle anyone doing this to him.
Obama is on the verge of going full ghetto. Go Obama!
Get him, Mr. President!
Obama is channelling Dr. Cliff Huxtable and it's working. .
Can you believe this motherfucker Romney and what just came out of his mouth? Of all the arrogant assholes...
This is the POTUS you are speaking to, shithead. Sit your arrogant ass down somewhere and have several seats.
Of course,Romney will be praised for his rudeness tomorrow and declared the winner by the biased media.
God,he's such an ignorant tool!
mitt romney looks like he's preparing for a barroom brawl
Romney is really coming off as an asshole tonight.
Barack needs to hold Mitt's eye contact...it makes him look afraid.
Oh God! Type faster bitches!
Oh, Andrew Zimmerman just ate a goat stomach in Greece.
I can't believe how fucking rude Mitt Romney is to the President. Does he think that will win him this debate?
Don't think so.
Romney looks like he's going to have a heart attack.
I LOATHE Romney. He's a bully.
Enough on energy!!
Candy is not able to control Mitt Romney! She's losing the program already. Romney will NOT LISTEN TO ANYBODY!
Obama has won this already with anything thinking person, but it is Long Island so who knows. Romney might appeal to Amy Fisher's people.
Candy shut him up. Don't be a loser like Leherer
I APPRECIATE "WIND JOBS," TOO!
Mitt is trying to bully Candy.
Romney's a bully.
Candy is not letting Willard get to the buffet line first. What a fucktard! He's going down!
Mitt wants to steam roll Candy like he did Lehrer.
My President is Black
Wind jobs! Blow jobs!
Candy just canceled Mitt again.
Love the look the President shot Mitt when Mitt popped out of his chair!
After Mitt had JUST told the President to sit down until Mitt was done speaking!
Who does this fucking Morman think he is???
This is an alley fight. And Mitt can't take it.
R94 = Paul Ryan.
Typical rude, talking-over, pompous republican debating style. Just ignore the rules! Assholes!
Taxes - Mitt's Waterloo.
Hate to say but Mitt looked stronger at least. Barrack seemed to cower a little.
i think mitt is deranged
What the hell is R128 talking about? Did you mean Sullivan?
Maybe we'll get that "N" word after all...
I's official:Romney Is NUTS!!
His strategy appears to be throwing everything off balance and then people forgot what they wanted to ask!
Obama has the upper hand tonight, Mitt is coming off like a douchbag with his rudeness.
Candy can't control S&*T...or won't control him...stupid sow.
Obama took the first 30 easy.
If this continues the election is over. People look at Mitt and see a craven, sweating bully.
"He prepped for town halls" my ass
Hell yes, R129!
Tea Party Douchebag
Is Candy eating during the debate? How is she sustaining herself?
Stay calm,Mr President-just let Romney talk off script and continue to look like the unstable fool he is!
I love this blonde lady already! Great question! Mitt is giving his same bullshit answer.
He still has zero details and no real answers. Where is the money coming from? He's getting caught in a trap, and it looks silly. ZZZZZZZZZZ.
Ha! He's cutting the capital gains and estate taxes! This is ONLY FOR THE RICH! what kind of big deductions does he think working class people have in investment income? More drivel.
NEWSFLASH JACKASS...THE REST OF AMERICA HAS NO GOODAMN SAVINGS TO EARN TAX FREE INTEREST ON
Oh yeah, let's just pick a number - say $25,000!
And no more taxes on capital gains or interest!
It's like magic!
i love obama's posture here.
How many people have taxes on Capital Gains that they have to worry about?
ugh. loathe romney.
Is it me or is he totally ignoring the nice lady's question on taxe deductions?
I loathe Shitt too!
Romney's answer: aka, I have no plan that I will tell you about because it's weighted all for the wealthy.
MIT seems gay to me. Maybe it's just because there's something very off about a man who has had sex with the same person for 40 years. No?
Mitt, y u cray cray?
[quote]Mitt is bullying Obama into explaining things, yet Mitt doesn't explain nothing
Mitt isn't comfortable with the little people. I adore him.
Thanks Mittens No taxes on my capital gains? I have none. No taxes on my bank interest of .01. Thanks a fucking lot. Good for the rich guys though!
What are the kids on twitter saying?
W&W for R146.
[quote]Barrack seemed to cower a little.
I hope they're preparing my post-debate roast beef sandwiches rare and that the gravy is very warm.
Of course Romney's rude, he hates half the country.
Honestly, just let women moderate debates.
Arrogant!! "You're ACTUALLY right about part of that." Fuck you SHITT.
David Gergen tweet before the debate:
"Great footnote: CNN reports Romney practicing sitting on a bar stool -- never been there. How many of us have THAT problem?"
Obama is eating him up and calling out his lies.
He ain't smirking tonight.
the people in the front look more engaged when Obama talks. good sign. Oh, and Romney still isn't talking specifics. very good sign.
Mittens: it's not a question. Sit your ass down.
Obama: (sits down)
No taxes on capitol gains and interest? That sure sounds good to me. I hadn't heard that before but, I think I'm going to consider voting for Romney now.
Desperation is not a good look for Mittens.
It's only asshole freeper trolls who spell the President's name "Barrack" they give themselves away so easily.
obama is back BITCHES.
Here's the old GOP line of more money in small businesses pocket=more hiring! IT DOES NOT! MORE DEMAND creates more jobs! NOTHING ELSE DOES! Ask any small business!
"Small business"! Hilarious. Bain Capital is NOT a small business and it never was! Mitt would screw up a Dunkin' Donuts located on I-95 in six months!
Goddammit Barack! Where the hell were you in Debate No.1 ?!
Much better tonight.
I want more talk of those "wind jobs."
Yes we can! Yes we can!
You can see Mitt as the rich bully who gets everything he wants by throwing temper tantrums and fist fights. I'm sure he'd like to wrestle every American for their vote if he could!
I think fact checks tomorrow will show that Obama was the liar.
Say China! Say China. SAY CHINA!!!!!
No, Obama. He WON"T tell ya. Keep jabbin.
Mitt the investor would never buy into the business proposition he's giving the American people.
Obama is killing him on the tax discussion.
Obama is on fire.
Candy Crowley is SO in the tank for Mitt. She's a disgrace.
"You wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal." Love it!!
"Romney didn't answer the fucking question!!"
The lying motherfucker NEVER answers the fucking questions!
Obama just RAPED Romney.
That smirk on Mitt's face is vile. He's such a dick.
Fucking piece of shit.
I seriously want to sic a few rabid pitbulls on Mitt's nutsack.
Obama did a great job with the taxes question.
Big Bird and Planned Parenthood hehehehe.
The man is right, the American people should not take such a sketchy deal.
Bill Maher @billmaher
Both of them are trying to roll over Candy Crowley. And that can't be easy.
Obama appears to have the crowd on his side. Their laughs and murmurs seem to favor him.
candy is slapping mitty
Holy God, I'm on a 15 minute delay but Obama is just drilling him like he's a new lessor on public lands.
I think the Secret Service needs to stand next the President to protect him from that sociopath Romney!
[quote]9.43 pm. Obama does now point out the phony math. Obama is now dismantling Romney. It is a joy to watch these lies exposed. Game back fucking on!
Say what you want about him, but he totally called the last debate early on.
Mitt is FLAILING.
He comes off like Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glenn Ross.
No, candy is slapping mitt hard.
I hope Obama mentions all the FEDERAL MONEY that was sunk into the Olympics.
Mitt knows what it takes to destroy workers and bankrupt companies. He's no expert on anything!
Uh-oh. Women's issues!
YOU IN TROUBLE, MITT!
It seems like it is taking all of Obama's restraint to not scream at Romney "You are so fucking full of it!"
Will he bring up Ann's troubles as a young wife making a living?
But Mitt wants to cut Pell Grants!,
[quote]Is Candy eating during the debate? How is she sustaining herself?
She carries her snacks to relax her, not really for eating.
Women. A losing issue for Mitt. Mormonism does not support women's equality.
What is Romney going to say about Lily Ledbetter, which every republican in Congress voted against!?
Lilly Ledbetter vs Lame Anecdote. BO wins.
did he just say binders full of women? I was checking twitter and that is what it sounded like.
Oh God,does ANYONE believe that Mitt asked for more women workers?!!
Mitt's talk on women is all about self-congratulation--it has nothing to with actual policy.
Mitt SICKENS me!
He HATES women. Republicans love EQUALITY all of the sudden? Remarkable.
I think Candy was determined to NOT be Jim Lehrer. She's smacked Mitt down three times on his attempts to take over.
Mitt is not answering about equal pay!!!
Mitt minces, he doesn't take strides, he takes little mincing steps, like he's mincing over to the maid holding out the silver tray with a mimosa on it, with a little smirk on his face. That's what he reminds me of.
Romney is weak and churlish.
Is Mitt now saying woman need to be treated differently because they have children?
oh, we need a stronger economy to give women opportunities? because we cannot provide equal pay/jobs now? WTF
Romney thinks he's a Democrat, I guess.
He's way over time - why doesn't she say anything?
I'm feeling second-hand embarrassment for Mitt right about now.
Those working women can't work overtime, they gotta be home to cook for their man and be with their kids, did you just hear that shit coming out of Mitt's mouth!
Yep, this guy supports women in the work force!
He did say that. Make it viral.
Lily Ledbetter. BANG
"Governor Romney feels comfortable having people in Washington govern the health care choices women are making."
Mitt is showing that he doesn't play by the rules droning on past his alloted time. Sooooo NOT presidential.
Why didn't we start a drinking game for every "I know what it takes" that comes out of Mitten's mouth? I would've been passed out drunk by now.
"A binder full of women."
Romney is looking rattled....
[quote]You can see Mitt as the rich bully who gets everything he wants by throwing temper tantrums and fist fights. I'm sure he'd like to wrestle every American for their vote if he could!
And, Mitt loves to fire people! He's the ultimate douchbag.
Mitt wants women to be able to go home from work and cook dinner. He forgot "and do the laundry" but he's very concerned about that too, don't you worry!
Obama : I signed a bill that said women deserve equal pay.
Romney: I uh hired womenfolk.
We have 45 minutes left. Mitt may completely melt down. He is panicked and angry that he cannot run the table and bully it like he would a boardroom.
[quote]Is Mitt now saying woman need to be treated differently because they have children?
YES. YES that is EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID.
Obama needs to check Romney on interrupting him!
The President takes the women's issue debate.
Go Susan Katz!
very interesting question
"What is the biggest difference between you and George W. Bush?"
Something about a Mormon talking about receiving "a binder full of women" is downright creepy. Seriously.
Oh yes, a question about Bush!
Uh OH-Mitt's hemming and hawing on the Bush question!
I love this woman. Great question.
Goddammit, Obama, when someone asks Romney how he's different than George W. Bush, DON'T INTERRUPT AND DERAIL the uncomfortable silence!
Mitt has a CONGENITAL INABILITY to follow the rules!
SUDDENLY he's lying out of his ASS about how EVERY REPUBLICAN sees women's or family issues. HE IS A SICK SICK LIAR!
Romney: Let me fix that last answer... and lie again.
I bet the President would love to slap the sh*t out of Romney.
Bush's 'time' was less than four years ago!!!
Romney just full stop admitted that Bush went to war over oil.
Did Mitt just say women should have access to contraceptives if they wanted or did I misinterpret that?
Mitt just looks like a spoiled, pampered jerk.
To her credit, Candy is NOT letting Mitt turn this into his boardroom/circus. He is flailing without having total control.
"I don't think so, Candy." Barack may have won this whole thing tonight.
Yeah, no wonder he wanted to go back to answer the other question - avoid talking about his similarity with Bush as long as possible! Unfortunately it seems like Mittens has a well-rehearsed answer.
Obama looks more engaged in this debate than the first one.
Debate will be a draw.
Mark it down.
"A binder full of women."
Which I'm sure he's never had...!!
Obamacare!!! let's asshole bosses rationalize hire less
Methinks the Magic Underwear will need a good cleaning after this over.
The President is going to nail Romney on how similar he is to President Bush.
eeee obama winning, mitt unhinged
Governor, you're the last person who's gonna get tough on China.
The quote of the night.
"Governor, you're the last person to get tough on China." ZING!!
Governor - you're the LAST person who's going to get tough on China!
The answer was basically that Mitt (unlike Bush) would concentrate on making small businesses successful.
So we have that as the biggest difference.
Not budget irresponsibility, not foreign wars put on credit cards, not torture, bloated Pentagon spending, not America as world cop.
Mitt will concentrate on small business.
Did you notice that Romney didn't take even the briefest of moments to praise Bush?
R277, I agree, but the narrative will be "Obama swings back" and he'll still win because he's doing so much vastly better in this debate.
The Romney smirk isn't helping him tonight. His aggressiveness isn't helping him tonight. The President is taking him down.
Mitt is DYING.
This is no draw, and Helen Keller knows it. And she's been dead for decades.
Candy's actually been the best moderator so far.
She was determined to advance her career and saw all the shit Lehrer took. She's shut Mitt down repeatedly.
Uh-oh, Romney is all over the place on immigration, trying to sound both moderate and conservative at the same time. FAIL! Oh, and he just told this poor Latina that he'll cart her ass out of the country if she doesn't already have a green card. No amnesty for you, bitch!
HIT back HARD! Answer the poor lady's question! She's asking about The Dream Act idiots!
re 315 I think she looked AROUND him and said hi to mr president. lol
[quote]President Obama needs to lower his tone. He is getting shrill.
Yeah, could he whisper? And maybe sit down and look at the floor.. perhaps he could.. bend down on one knee...
A black man speaking assertively is sososososo scary!
Obama just nailed him to the wall on the DREAM Act.
Again, Mitt Romney will refuse to follow the rules and do as he damn well pleases. he is a sick sick liar.
Did Romney just tell Candy Crowley to shut up?
Mitt is the shrill one.
Barack just took over.
Romney is SMARMING IT UP
I still can't get over the fact that he actually used his WHITE AMERICAN Father who born in Mexico as some kind of connection.
The woman who asked the question is looking at Romney with the stink eye.
Andrew Sullivan says that Romney told Candy to shut up. Did he literally do that?!?!?
"Sit down Governor Romney. Thaaank yoooou!"
Obama has risen 4.4 points on Intrade in the last 20 minutes!
"I haven't looked at my pension, it's not as big as yours."
Mitt just got shut down by Crowley again.
I have to say Candy is doing good at keeping the crap down.
Mitt is losing this issue. Nobody is buying this garbage.
Mitt is unruly and despicable. Obama is right to complain. Romney is acting like a king. He is completely unruly!
Obama needs to remind Mitt that the stock market has doubled under his administration! That's what he can learn about his 401-K.
Bit of drama there, Mitt hot under the collar about pensions.
Libya. Mention that Republicans cut funding for security.
Both Obama & I were looking around for a lady called Carrie but it's a fat guy!
Romney: "The president had a Democrat House of Representatives and a Democrat Senate."
It's DEMOCRATIC you slimy, lying douchebag!
Mitt: I'm a not actually poor white child born to not actually Mexican parents in Mexico. I can relate!
What a fucking tool!
Libya - thin ice - come on Mr. President.
He's ready. Good answer. Thank god.
One thing about Barack Obama, when he says he's going to hunt someone down - he fucking well means it and does it.
I hate Mitt Romney with the fire of ten thousand suns.
[quote]I have to say Candy is doing good at keeping the crap down.
I practiced last night with a box of Ring Dings, a gallon of chocolate milk and a four-pack of sour cream Pringles.
This has been a rout. Mitt may have lost the election tonight.
He comes off shifty, nervous, sweaty and craven.
My heart has been racing during this entire debate. Too bad I quit drinking years ago! This would be a good time for a drink.
[quote]I have to say Candy is doing good at keeping the crap down.
Well she beat bulimia, so she's had some practice.
re 347 lol thank god i wasnt the only one.
Really Romney... REALLY you're going to think about the families NOW after you politicized this bullshit in a drop of the hat that day?
WHAT ABOUT YOUR PENSION!!!
He *has* to mention that Repugs cut security funds.
"We were sitting around talking about Libya"...?
What the fuck kind of friends are YOU hanging out with?
Rmoney is revealing his true colors this evening, not pretty.
Directed to Shitt Romney by my new favorite moderator, Ms. Candy Crowley:
"Oh no you didn't. Now sit down, bitch"
OBAMA IS SLAPPIN' ROMNEY!
Get on Twitter folks!
Barack is sounding like Batman on this Benghazi shit.
He just neutralized this issue permanently.
I saw Michelle!
Candy is trying to make news by bringing up Hillary Clinton. I think Obama is handling it well. Romney is a creep. He is not coming off well. He is a weenie.
This is what happens when you stop being polite.. ...and start being real!
Faux News is probably in a meltdown
"Please Proceed Governor"
Oh Proceed... Governor.
OH SHIT... .ROMNEY just got slammed by.. the transcript/
BOOM goes the dynamite!
Go, Candy. Truth to power!
Uh-oh Candy, I see you!!
"Could you say that a little louder, Candy?"
He got pissed at Mitt - good. Really pissed.
He said Mitt's accusations were offensive and they fucking well were.
Romney is a shitbag. He truly made Obama angry with his bullshit on the Libya issue.
Obama's "apology tour". FUCKING LIAR!!!!
Romney does indeed walk like he has a load in his pants.
Romney is coming across as someone who cannot be corralled. As a slimy CEO for whom rules and laws, and the opinions of others mean nothing. it does NOT inspire confidence!
This has been a massacre for Mitt.
Barack just crucified him on foreign policy and THAT IS THE WHOLE NEXT DEBATE.
That's a good point President. It's not all about the specific weapon.
Way to avoid the gun trap.
I think I saw a snickers wrapper on CC's desk
There are a lot of posts here I keep wanting to hit "like" on.
what the fuck do you think an assualt rifle is jackass?? OH RIGHT...its semiAUTOMATIC
Romney was destroyed during that Libya exchange. That just lost the election.
OMG IS HE GOING HERE. HE JUST OPEN THE DOOR TO OBAMA SLAMMING HIM.
Obama pussed out on gun control :(
I hope a LGBT question comes up.
Obama demolished Romney with that confrontation just before the applause.
He broke him tonight.
I'm sorry, it's not just wishful thinking:
Obama is whooping Romney's pasty ass!
Shitt's throwing everything at the president--to include the kitchen skink--and Obama keeps pushing that asshole up against the wall.
Fast and Furious has been debunked the Whitehouse was not connected..BACK TO THE QueStion Romney
10 more minutes to ice cream. Mmmm butterscotch sauce and mini chocolate chips.
Oh no, Mitt doesn't want any more gun laws. After all, he's gone varmint shooting on several occasions.
Holy shit Candy is holding him to it. Answer the question mitt.
Obama can just let it ride now.
Candy is forcing Mitt to answer the question vs the right wing talking point.
Talking points, lying and bullying are all he has and tonight has made that painfully clear.
Romney flip flop called out.
Mitt is despicable, but he is very competitive.
Massachusetts students were number one in the nation BEFORE Mitt Romney was Governor, and they are today too. I'm certain it has very little to do with his governorship. Oh, Christ! Now he's giving us a lesson in morality, and tying it into "Fast and Furious"! He is a remarkable shape shifter! May Jehovah strike him down! Nobody cares about Fast and Furious. Obama should remind him it's a Bush Administration program.
Candy just SPANKED Mitt about changing his mind on automatic weapons! What a fucking liar. NOW he's FOR gun legislation? He is FOR and AGAINST it all in the same answer!
Only six minutes to go? Damn that went fast.
Mitt brought up the importance of a two parent home. Opportunity for the president?
CNN's going to call this a draw.
Romney's answer to gun violence is heterosexual marriage.
Look at Anne uo there dressed like circus clown. Money doesn't buy taste.
Stop disrespecting Candy. She's kicking Mitt's ass.
Shittens is a pathological boardroom liar!
Go Carol Goldberg!
How DARE Mitt even answer this! He is the worst American EVER! I'd bring back BUSH!
That idiot Mitts mentioned China again?
This is no draw and if anyone didn't know that 30 mins ago, they knew it after the TWO spontaneous applause beats.
Mitt lost the election tonight.
Who cares what CNN says?
Rovian argument: take the argument perceived as your weakness and project it onto the other side.
Turn "trickle down economics" and make Trickle down "government."
Obama needs to get in a "47%" quote RIGHT NOW!
Why doesn't he talk about Romney's wet dream describing the sweat shops full of slaves in China as he did on that tape!?
"On day one" Now he's for tariffs? This is making my head spin!
[quote]Mitt brought up the importance of a two parent home. Opportunity for the president?
Unfortunately he's right on this one: two-parent households are directly correlative to lower crime rates.
COME ON CANDY
Fox declared Romney a winner over an hour ago...
DL is a hoot tonight.
I'm typing and watching Shitt lie and get creamed.
Candy, you hot mama! Barack the bitch is back.
Did anyone hear an answer to the question, "How will you bring back manufacturing jobs?"
Obama better get a huge boost from tonight's debate. If not, the people polled are idiots.
Barack, the gun control response sucked. You wussed out. But most everything else is going quite nicely.
And oh yeah, before the damn thing ends...bring up Shitt's 47 percent video! Don't lose this opportunity. How could you forget the 47 percent video?!
Obama is doing very well.
Romney is being a douchebag.
Barack and Michelle are going to have some hot sex tonight!
"I care about 100% of people." Your own quotes say the opposite motherfucker!!
Whew! Romney blew it and will lose the election. He's so full of shit it hurts.
Romney: "I care about 100% of the American people." Related, Romney: "I'm not concerned about the very poor."
Governor Romney? Come on! What IS IT with the 100% across the board Republican gay bashing every election? Don't you find it despicable and unworthy of every American? Why aren't you speaking out against his vile, toxic garbage? Isn't it a little late for you to do so even if you started now? Doesn't this demean us all?
And after covering your ass with all the 'do-gooder' work, you're still a hypocrit Mr. Romney.
I don't know. I think it's too late to bring up the 47%. It would mean the Prez won't answer the question.
Mitt Romney: I care about 100% of Americans...
What about that 47% you aren't really worried about, Mitt?
President Obama was right on point. Very illuminating. Far more interesting than the first one.
OBAMA GOT THE LAST WORD NAILING ROMNEY ON THE 47%!!!
[quote]Unfortunately he's right on this one: two-parent households are directly correlative to lower crime rates.
That's a false equivalency. The reason that crime rates are higher when one-parent households are involved is poverty. One-parent households are often below the poverty line, under-educated, and under-/un-employed. This is what causes the higher crime rate - not the fact that there is only one parent present.
Obama went into the audience to meet with Michelle. Willard stood on the stage waiting for his wife.
47% mention was perfect BECAUSE Romney couldn't respond.
Chris Matthews on Mitt Romney mentioning the 100%...
"He stuck his chin out and Obama hit him hard."
NBC is already saying Obama clearly won and liberals will be very happy tonight. Brian Williams even said Obama was going "Taxi Driver" on Mittens! (in a good way)
CNN has the poll up to comment on who won the debate. Go to the main page and scroll down and to the right.
Lady Anne looks a trifle rattled.
She won't be getting the high hard one tonight.
CNN poll up! Go!
R434, my brother is a criminology professor and makes my specific point: children from poor, single-parent households are more likely to enter a life of crime, period. It's not a "false equivalency," and it's true regardless of socioeconomic level, race or anything else.
Andrew Sullivan's live blog:
10.40 pm. To my mind, Obama dominated Romney tonight in every single way: in substance, manner, style, and personal appeal. He came back like a lethal, but restrained predator. He was able to defend his own record, think swiftly on his feet, and his Benghazi answer was superb. He behaved luke a president. He owned the presidency. And Romney? Well, he has no answers on the math question and was exposed. He was vulnerable on every social issue, especially immigration. And he had no real answer to the question of how he'd be different than George W Bush.
I'm excitable - but sometimes politics is about emotion as well as reason. And my view is that Obama halted Romney's momentum in its tracks and his performance will bring women voters in particular flooding back. He's just more persuasive. On watching with the sound off - apart from weird gaps in the CSPAN coverage - Obama did not grin like Biden; he smiled confidently, leaning forward. Within twenty minutes, Romney looked flush and a little schvitzy.
Game, set and match to Obama. He got it; he fought back; he gave us all more than ample reason to carry on the fight.
10.39 pm. That was the best answer of the night and for Obama to tackle the 47 percent question as powerfully as he did at the end was brutal.
before six people write that the can't find the CNN poll:
1) Go to the linked webpage
2) Search for the phrase "Quick vote"
The vote count is currently Obama 5 and Romney 0
I haven't gotten "the high hard one" since Brigham was Young.
Romney: The president had a Democrat House of Representatives and a Democrat Senate.
It's DEMOCRATIC you phony, lying, motherfucking douchebag.
Obama made Romney his bitch on several occasions tonight, but I love how he brought it home at the very end with the 47%.
Obama was the CLEAR winner. Anyone who thinks otherwise is simply and sadly in denial. And a republican.
Lucianne.com and Free Republic have both crashed. I think the Freepers must be hysterical.
Obama made me proud - I don't know if he'll win or lose but I appreciate his passion & ferocity.
The CNN poll isn't working. I voted and it was stuck at 5-0. Bullshit.
I ended up on a Michelle Malkin sponsored Twitter thread about the debate.
Those are some truly delusional folks.
But I had fun over there. I was not alone.
[quote]children from poor, single-parent households are more likely to enter a life of crime
The keyword is poor, you turd brain.
Romney bullied the old guy and lied so brazenly in the first debate, so Obama slunk back and didn't do anything. That was NOT the case this time around. Obama's best debate ever.
I'll fuck you til you love me.
It is working now. 71% Obama.
I was able to vote. Obama has 71% with 2659 votes and Romney has 29% with 1088 votes. YAY
The CNN poll I saw had Obama winning 71% to 29% with 3500 votes posted.
Maddow recapping the moment when Obama slapped Romney down on Libya
1) It reasserted Obama saying "I am the president"
2)Obama said, "Please proceed governor" and
Candy: "He did call it an act of terror" and Romney was DEAD WRONG.
This was Romney was melt down moment. This was what they thought they were going to score on and it was a disaster
Latest on the CNN poll is 2659 to 1088 in favor of Obama.
Of all the quotes, binders full of women was probably the most damaging as he was just pulling ahead with independent women.
He lost a big chunk of them tonight.
Nate Silver says the second debate can swing the polls 2.5 points.
And if that's true, Obama just made it very hard for Romney to come back.
Joe and BO did great.
CNN poll 71% Obama.
Obama schooled rommo.
[quote]The CNN poll isn't working. I voted and it was stuck at 5-0. Bullshit.
It is not a fucking poll.
Stop acting like a twelve-year-old girl.
Memo to talking heads: reading twitter posts out loud isn't journalism.
And it sure as hell isn't entertaining.
Obama 71% to Romney 29% at CNN poll!
I'm shocked to say it, but Candy did a great job.
HAHAHAH, cnn sez "jindal had his red bull!" oh dear
The only thing that would have made that debate even better would have been Bill Clinton throwing open the doors to the auditorium and screaming: "Hey, y'all wanna hear Springsteen?"
Rachel is tired.
I wonder if she fought with her girl too. It's been a stressful week for Dems.
I was also vote #5 for Obama and now the CNN poll is showing 0% for me. Is anyone else seeing that?
People have a selective memory and tend to re-write history, but the truth is that Obama was never a great debater.
All the more remarkable that he trained and prepped and did his homework and came out and made Romney into cornmeal tonight.
I go to bed knowing that all is right in the world. The pundits are ripping Shitt Romney to shreds for doublespeaking his way through yet another debate. It went unchecked the first time around due to Obamas passive demeanor, but it feels like people are realizing that Romney has no core.
His Miss America-type responses were embarrassing (especially the line about children doing best in a home with a mother and father). You could tell he was trying to pull out all the stops...and he failed.
CNN just had on "Bobby" Jindal. I hate that man with a passion. Talk about smarmy and evil.
Candy did do a good job,though I'd pick Martha first for this debate.
I think you all made good points, which I won't repeat but I thought the fact that Lady MacRomney didn't look happy said a lot...
"Of course my numbers add up. I've been in business for 25 years."
It's me, Mitt, who you gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes?
The Libya moment—Crowley correcting Romney—was this debate's "You're no Jack Kennedy" moment.
I agree that the "binders full of women" was an extremely offensive comment -- and it was evident that Rmoney didn't know why that was so as he mouthed those words.
But, that he opened the door at the end by saying that he cared about "100 percent of the people" was and incredibly poorly played move. It allowed the President to slam him with the "47 percent" comment and there was nothing that he could do to respond.
People have always said Obama is best when cornered.
CNN poll seems fixed. Over 2000 votes now. Obama winning by wide margin.
"Please proceed, Governor" is the new "Fuck you".
Dumbass neocon Mark Halperin gave the President a B- and Romney a C. I disagree with the low grade for Obama, but at least Romney has gotten the lowest grade of any of the debaters so far. Here's how Halperin graded the other debates (not sure why I even bother reading that smarmy little fuck):
1. Romney, B / Obama, B-
2. Ryan, B / Biden, B-
3. Obama, B- / Romney, C
CBS has a "flash poll" that has Obama in SLIGHT lead and 33% said tied. WHO THE FUCK IS VOTING in these?
I need to vote on some of these polls. Where are these.
I'm in AWE of Crowley live fact-checking Romeny on the Libya moment. That was amazing and spot on.
John Kerry looking very Leno-esque on CNN. Has he had work done?
W&W for R480. Also, take note SNL...THERE's your cold opening this week.
I need to call my mom and thank her for raising me without the irresistible urge to resort to gun violence. God KNOWS as a single liberal Mother in Oklahoma she was tempted.
The polls had better start swinging back toward Obama. After Biden's win over Ryan in the VP debate, and now tonight's debate, if the momentum toward Romney continues, then there truly is no hope for this country.
Bloomberg -- Romney lied on the regulation answer. I mean, completely lied. He's written 5% fewer rules than Bush did.
Anyone who takes that CNN poll seriously has issues.
CNN says Obama won.
i don't think any of these "undecided" voters plan to vote at all. They are lying attention whores. They see it as a chance to get on teevee and they like being pandered to. Obama more than made his case for four more years.
Watching the undecideds on MSNBC made me seriously doubt democracy. Bill Maher has it right about these moronic low-information voters. I mean, good god. And they'll decide the election!
R513. Oh, they'll vote, but their vote will be based on nothing. After all this time, information and debates, they still will not be able to make an intelligent decision.
So they'll vote on something like, "he seems like a good guy."
Undecideds at this point are fucking idiots.
The President and Mrs Obama are gonna make sweet love on top of Mitt Romney's 2009 tax returns tonight.
I saw that r514. They asked the four undecided women in the group what they thought about Mitt not answering the equal-pay-for-women question.
They said they were happy he had women in his cabinet.
One said she hopes he'll decide to be in favor of equal pay.
One said we have to get people working again and then we can worry about equal pay.
It was an interesting window into the addled mind of Undecided America.
Those women were fucking IDIOTS. Romney doesn't value them and they'd possibly vote for him. If you haven't made up your mind by now, I don't think ANYONE needs to hear from you at all and yet the media makes so much out of these fools.
I'm going back and forth with a bunch of right wing nuts on Facebook because I simply stated that Obama won BIG TIME (which he did), and now they're calling me racist, a Farrakhan follower, and everything else but a child of God. LOL!
I don't doubt their concern or want of understanding, R517. But based on what they were saying, how they couldn't see the clear choice based on all the information available? It's disconcerting.
A big issue is the fact that presidential campaigns makes it seem as if economic trends are only four-years long. They are decades-long, and people cannot seem to grasp that. 2008 was largely the end result of Reagonomics, yet people pin it on Obama who is trying to correct it. It highlights the absurdism of our democracy.
Oops, forgot to sign as R520.
R520. You made me laugh.
But sweetie, with your thoughtful, intelligent explanation, you just made the undecideds even more undecided.
Bill Maher: "Wow, Mitt had whole binders full of woman. Just like a Morman."
LOL -- surprised no one else thought of that!
[quote]They said they were happy he had women in his cabinet.
Because, apparently, Obama's cabinet doesn't have ANY women in it as far as these morons are aware.
And I don't get where Romney being a business man for 25 years means he understands the economy. I'm sure he didn't personally handle the books personally and would be able to adequately explain anything (which is why he isn't even trying to)
[quote]And I don't get where Romney being a business man for 25 years means he understands the economy.
In addition, most of his "business experience" was in vulture capitalism -- taking over and raiding a successful business, looting the pension fund, sending the jobs overseas, and putting the workers on the unemployment line. All the while, he and his cronies reaped huge profits.
Hardly the experience I want in someone running the country.
Thank you, r526
That, R520, and the fact that the President really does not have that much direct control over the economy.
r523, my response immediately after the remark was 'binder full of women = potential sister wives'
AT THE END OF THE DAY, OBAMA WILL LICK HIS WOUNDS!
"And the other idiot said she didn't mind so much about the equal pay for equal work--and that maybe Romney would address that issue again in the next debate--yes, the foreihn policy debate."
I was drinking a glass of ice tea during the interviews with the undecideds, I almost choked laughing because I could not believe the idiocy of that answer, what a blistering moron that woman was! So, equal pay for American women will be covered in the next debate? The moderator was of no help, he didn't even correct that moronic woman!
Actually all the women who were undecided, but leaned towards Romney, didn't sound very bright. The stay at home mom, the woman with a few kids, seemed completely ignorant.
I have a ton of female relatives who ARE that woman. Typical Long Guylanders. They either never worked, they simply got married right out of high school or if they did work, they got married, quit their jobs/careers then started pumping out kids. One was a lawyer who immediately stopped working after getting married.
These types of women assume a man will always be around to take care of all the bills, the issue of equal pay is a none issue for these types of women. It's hard to believe that so many of today's young women are still living in the 1950s! I just can't comprehend that type of thinking in this day and age, that man goes to work and woman takes care of the home and the kids.
No one thinks to ask these airhead women questions like, "What will happen if your husband loses his high paying job, after all, he's the sole breadwinner. After years of you not working, you find you can't support your family because your are unskilled and/or don't care about equal pay? Exactly how does that scenario work out for you?"
I always wonder why the moderator coddles people like that room full of undecided morons being questioned last night.
They all seemed so clueless, complete with nervous laughter and well, mostly uninformed on issues which are important to their lives!
It's quite scary that so many American citizens are utter morons, that how GW Bush got elected!
Sorry for all the typos, but you got the gist of my post.