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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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salt lake, UT

what a shock Romney are going on about Romney running away with it Obama supporters are claiming he won and neither side is talking about the actual issues, what a waist of time.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

i hope barry and michelle can celebrate 21 years in marital bliss after tonight's performance.


Lets see.... Romney for 8 years as POTUS, Paul Ryan for another 8...so lets hope the Demos. can find someone who ISN'T a socialist by 2028.

Centerville, UT

No tough questions from your friends in the media. No press conferences. Nearly all speeches using a teleprompter. Combine that with a really, REALLY bad record and that adds up to an awful debate. Romney is the man in charge. Obama looks beaten.

Las Vegas, NV

The President was taught economy 101 -the beginning of the end for Obama

Grantsville, UT

President Obama and the demos want specifics on all Gov Romney's plans. Interesting from a President who has acted more like a King and mandates changes than Romney who knows it takes a leader to get the House and Senate to approve.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"When Ryan was asked about their economic plan on the Fox Network he said it was too 'complex' to talk about. Give me a break. Tell us..."

I Bleed Blue,

Democrats have NO room to talk. Would it satisfy you if Ryan and Romney simply said "We have to pass it to find out what's in it" and force it down everyone's throat?


At the end of the day what is the point of tax rate cuts that are revenue neutral. Rates are cut, but revenue stays the same? That makes no sense.

If the tax rate cuts are in fact cuts, then revenue is reduced; at 20% across the board that's a loss of about 500 billion dollars a year. Through in Romney's 200 billion dollar a year increase for military spending and you have a 700 billion dollar a year bust. He suggested a few cuts, PBS among others; they don't add up to the lost revenue.

I think the revenue neutral language is a gimmick to divert attention away from a gross lack of detail from Romney. He had a great deal of energy tonight and was on his game, expect for important things like how he pays for his tax cuts. And given his self acclaimed business acumen, that is disappointing and very telling.

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Mapleton, UT

The end of the debate says it all.
Romney was surrounded by family and hugging his granddaughter.
Obama had Michelle. He should have had his daughters up there. Obama's aloof and out of touch, and this was a great visual of his problem.

Orem, UT

If anyone wants evidence of media bias, simply read this article. I can't believe how in the tank they are for Obama!

I watched the debate and the comments made by this reporter are so pro-Obama that it's astounding!

There was no doubt that Romney was there to be President, that he truly felt he was the best man for the job, and that he knew the issues. Obama looked like he didn't want to be there nor made any effort in his preparation. He seemed annoyed and didn't want to answer for his failures. You would never know that by reading this article. Totally unfair and biased!

Media bias is ugly and wrong! Is this really a fair campaign when the supposedly unbiased media is working for Obama's re-election? The true tragedy is that they are doing the country a huge disservice to the electorate and our nation! When I read an article from the Associated Press, I expect it to be unbiased, not the opinion of a reporter!

Quit trying to cover up for the President's ineptitude and inexperience! Let him answer for himself.

Cedar Hills, UT

"Clash"??? HA!! This was an elephant running over a frightened donkey who happened to wander into its path. Mitt was having fun. Barack was still in Vegas wondering when happy hour starts.

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