Obama-Romney Round 2 - Who won the second debate?

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney aggressively challenged each other Tuesday night in their second debate, with more than 90 minutes of sharp attacks, interrupted answers and testy exchanges over the economy, taxes, immigration and energy. In your opinion, who performed better and why?

Barack Obama
29% (26 votes)
Mitt Romney
60% (55 votes)
7% (6 votes)
I didn't watch Tuesday's debate
4% (4 votes)
Total votes: 91



@betrump. Wow....really. Ok, well just keep your fingers in your ears yelling nah nah nah nah nah....

Dr. Information

Honest question, do people really believe that by the rich "paying a little more" will 1. fix our debt and 2. put more money in your pocket. If so, I have some ocean front property in Norwalk Ohio to sell you.


@ Dr. Information:

In the span of a few decades, the U.S. has gone from the largest creditor nation in the world to the largest debtor.

We borrow approx. 40-50¢ of every dollar spent.

Old saying: If you owe the bank $100.00, the bank owns you. If you owe the bank $1,000,000, you own the bank.

The world will continue to loan us money, until we are shown to be deadbeats and unable to pay our debts - coming soon.

We will either practice austerity, or austerity will be thrust upon us - and generally at the most inopportune time.


You say Dems need a class in econ 101? Here's your #1 "news" source, FOX, saying exactly the opposite: http://www.foxbusiness.com/inves...


@ betrump:

I've seen this before. It's due primarily to correlation, not causality.

Actually, the Fed. Reserve's monetary policy has more to do with market performance.


I figured. When good things happen under Republican leadership, it's Causality. When it happens under Dems, it's just a coincidence. I've heard that argument my entire life.


@ betrump:

So your argument is to agree with FoxBiz? LOL!!!!

I actually prefer watching CNBC and Bloomberg.

Read my post AGAIN; 'neither' party is wholly responsible - it's more about Fed policy.


Here's another "Forbes" article for ya:



According to a self-professed Conservative, and writer at Forbes, your constant ramblings are COMPLETELY WRONG. http://www.forbes.com/sites/pasc...


@ betrump:

Keep reading business publications. You might eventually learn something useful instead of that ideological mush you peddle.

Opinions vary; however, every fiat currency system in the world has eventually collapsed.

You claim to have a History minor - research it.

So just because you have checks in your checkbook means that you’re not broke? :)

Even Sen. McGovern eventually saw how govt. was hampering business:



I'm wondering why I should just keep researching things by experts, just so you can claim they're wrong. Again, if Obama stated he was in favor of oxygen, you'd simply hold your breath.


@ betrump:

Know this: The Fed has a dual mandate - employment and price stability.

It's NY Times so it's "safe" for you to read:


Why did Mr. Bernanke say that low interest rates will be the policy until 2014????

Pres. Obama is in favor of holding one's breath, I prefer breathing. Your rhetoric is childish.


Vote for Obama cause he give everyone a free phone!! OBAMA PHONE! !! (Rolls eyes)

Cliff Cannon

First question I would ask in the next debate on 'foreign' policy. Is how can the United States military keep the Korean border "closed" for some 59 years running.Yet not be able to 'close' our own borders?
After all isn't Korea 7000 miles away and Texas,New Mexico,Arizona and California in our own country?


We are talking about a president who wants to give every illegal in this country a free pass....a get out of Mexico card. Just pay a fine and walaaa, you are an American citizen.


@ arnmcrmn:

Not "illegal"; Unregistered Democrats. :)

Remember when Sen. Reid referred to them as "undocumented Americans"?





weLL CliFF lOOse the binding thoughts of party & realize tOO many things. (concur w/you) Please read Charlie REEse's final newspaper report. I know you & I wiLL agrEE 1oo%!!! You savant.....

Cliff Cannon

@ kURTje: Thanks for bringing up Charlie Reese's ( whom I loved) essay on the 545 people ( politicians) who not only run the country,but screw it up as well. I truly love that essay,yet didn't grasp it was his last essay.

As Charlie points out,the bottom line issue,of course,for we the 300 million people of America is too some how combat the terrible influence really big money has on these 545 er,ah 'leaders' of our beloved country and make them serve us,rather than the other way around. (Wish,I was 'savant' enough to provide the answer exactly how.)

Personally, I don't think, I KNOW the American people,when properly led can accomplish darn near anything. Yet, what does this Presidential 'debate' to name just one example of stupidity leave,we the people doing ? Scratching our heads and debating who---- lied the most. Sad,isn't it ?

Personally,I would be insulted if someone refered to me as either a 'republican' or 'democrat'. So I totally agree with you on loosing the 'binding thoughts of party'. The only binding thought's should be what is best for America and our children's future.Sadly,our 'leaders'( politicians) at the national level,seem to care but for one thing---themselves.

And how to change that sad fact,is the true GREAT DEBATE of the day,isn't it?


If Obama wins, and this great country continues to disappear, you can thank 1) your firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, car/parts factories and their unions; 2) Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus, and Cincinnati's large based entitlement population.