Who won the debate - Obama or Romney?

With the presidency hanging in the balance, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed sharply Wednesday in their first debate, trying to convince voters they’re uniquely qualified to lead the country to full recovery from the worst economic downturn since the 1930s. The economy and domestic issues were the focus of the 90-minute showdown between the presidential candidates, the first of three nationally televised face-offs with an audience expected to total in the tens of millions. They met at the University of Denver at a time when the country remained closely divided between the two and millions of Americans are looking for the best path to restore jobs and paychecks. In your opinion, who won the debate and why?

Barack Obama
17% (17 votes)
Mitt Romney
78% (77 votes)
Undecided
5% (5 votes)
Total votes: 99

Comments

Contango

Zippy writes:

"There are only two canidates that have a chance of winning."

"Canidates"?

I'm attempting to debate a blooter. :)

In reality, only 'one' candidate will win: "Obamney."

44846GWP

Yes Winnie, there are only two canidates that have a chance of winning, President Obama or Gov. Romney. Ever hear of them? They are both canidates, and the only ones that have a shot at it.

Contango

@ Zippy:

"Canidates"? What is that a can of dates?

See if your opinionated, communistic, air headed blowhards have a video where they show you how to 'spell' "CANDIDATES" would ya?

Maybe Big Bird could help.

Typical illiterate Obamasheeple. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

betrump

Talking the most, and the loudest, and with the most insults does not make you any more correct. It just makes you a douche nozzle.

arnmcrmn

Lol. You just called yourself a douche nozzle. Are you proud now? Lol.

Contango

@ betrump:

"Talking"?

In this format we are writing. And unless you are hearing voices, there is no sound.

Keep working on your "civility."

Vote for 'either' of the major party's candidates (Obamney). In the final analysis IT WON'T MATTER as nothing will change.

FORWARD SOVIET!

arnmcrmn

I'd love to hear these posters thoughts on how to run a business and what America has to do to get back on track. Lol. This should be good.

kURTje

Gladly arnmcr...ask Terry Boose what he did to help stave off the departure of N.Furniture, CVG, or Janesville. Ask how much the US pay in farm subsidies. ewg.org (Terry admitted he got government $$ for his farm operation) If a family who is laid-off gets aid it is called welfare. If a business gets help it is called smart? no

propman

So KURTje, where is your thoughts on how to run a business or get this country back on the right track?
Once more you have only attack and criticize. Neither is of any use.

Contango

Good to see that there's 'real' hope for Pres. Obama's re-election.

Pres. Chavez won big in Venezuela; demonstrating that the political cronyism and corruption of passing out "cash and prizes" in an attempt to buy votes while bankrupting the country obviously works.

FORWARD SOVIET!

arnmcrmn

On the "unemployment numbers"....and you cannot argue this...............
In September 2004, new numbers came out, showing a drop in unemployment from 5.5% to 5.4%. At that time, with a much lower unemployment number than we have today (around 8% today), the increase in new jobs that caused a 0.1% decrease in unemployment was 144,000.

So, let's get this straight. With 144,000 new jobs in a smaller U.S. population (about 295 million in 2004 vs. about 314 million today), you get a drop in unemployment by 0.1%. But now, 8 years later, with a greater population, you get 114,000 new jobs and, somehow, you get an even larger drop in unemployment: from 8.1% to 7.8%?

That just makes no sense.

Contango

@ arnmcrmn:

And also keep in mind that at Jackson Hole back in Aug., Mr. Bernanke said that Fed. Resv. policies were responsible for more than 2 million of the jobs created.

That means that the Obama admin can only claim that 2.5 - 3 million jobs were created under their watch - 'nothing' to crow about.

"A study using the Board's FRB/US model of the economy found that, as of 2012, the first two rounds of LSAPs may have raised the level of output by almost 3 percent and increased private payroll employment by more than 2 million jobs, relative to what otherwise would have occurred."

http://www.federalreserve.gov/ne...

Obamasheeple tend to disregard "facts" and would rather listen to the Obama Media Group (OMG) airhead videos and take their opinionated marching orders from idiot savants.

Besides, what exactly are these "policies" under Pres. Obama that are causing any jobs to be created?

Business is cyclical - up and down. Surprising that Pres. Obama doesn't take credit for the sun rising and the rain falling.

FORWARD SOVIET!

arnmcrmn

Don't give him any ideas about the sun....he would take credit for sure. Still waiting to hear any rebuttal from the Obama campers about the unemployment numbers I posted above and how crooked they are.....get ready.....3....2...1...let them deflect and try to spin this into something else.

cornholio

Ron Paul 2012.

cornholio

Ron Paul 2012.

cornholio

Ron Paul 2012.

cornholio

Vote Ron Paul 2012.

cornholio

Everybody....

cornholio

Ron Paul 2012 for president.

cornholio

Broseph Stalin 2012.

Contango

@ arnmcrmn:

Regarding the unempl. report -

"If It's Too Good To Be True, Then It Probably Is"

"This notoriously volatile indicator has become even more so in recent months. It showed a 195k slide in July and a 119k decline in August, to only then reveal a massive 873k surge in September.

So based on Household employment, the economy was in recession in July and August and then miraculously boomed at its strongest rate since January 1983 (is Obama really the new Reagan)?"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/20...

FORWARD SOVIET!

kayla-

we dont need obama as a presiddent again neiter of them

kURTje

Just told you arncrmean. That is exactly why here (Huron County) our numbers smell. 3 major employers gone. Now take that to a national level in each county & well...

arnmcrmn

Agree

Brock Lee

how can you tell if a politicien is lieing his lips are moveing

Contango

Back to the debate:

Watching Mr. Obama's performance reminded me of the speaker's dilemma.

There are three speeches every speaker gives:

The one you were going to give, the one you gave and the one you gave to yourself on the way home.

kURTje

Well prop it starts with a DD-214, or sacrifice. Further stopping handouts that aren't needed...wait. Still smarting from the airport aren't you? Sorry I forgot. I apologize.

arnmcrmn

Just watched a youtube video from Bedford Ohio....dang lady is screaming at the camera telling everyone on welfare or that got an Obamaphone to go out and vote for him.

I saw something that totally disgusted me the other day. The claw game in the grocery store...the one where you can win a stuffed animal....yup...full of stuffed Obama dolls. WTF has this world come to.

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