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Published: Thursday, Oct. 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Durham, NC

Rifleman - if you look at the polls since the debate, the one thing you will see is that the debate didn't change those numbers one bit. Not even a little.

What it really came down to is not who delivered with the most style points, it is clear Romney won that one. What isn't moving voters is this whole trickle down economics idea, the notion that business will hire more people based on tax rate rather than demand. Not many people are going to be swayed either way from their positions on this. There are some who actually believe that post expense tax rates impact how many people a company will hire. That if a company has extra profits, rather than returning that at equity to share holders, they will go out and hire more people, regardless of what the demand curve says. That is the Reagan\Bush\Romney idea.

There are others that believe companies would rather sit on cash (Apple, Microsoft, Oracle) if they have a windfall, rather than bringing on headcount which usually doesn't see a return for 12 to 18 months.

Its whose story do you believe.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
"Rifleman - if you look at the polls since the debate, the one thing you will see is that the debate didn't change those numbers one bit. Not even a little."

Then the liberals have nothing to worry about. Would you be making the same argument if it had been Romney who bombed?

It wasn't just Mitt Romney's strong performance. It was President Obama's amazingly weak one, and to suggest it won't sway undecided voters is laughable.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

In the name of fair, two party politics, I ask for the moderator to allow this, and I ask for intelligent discussion.

Romney cheated. He brought notes when candidates are asked NOT to.
Easily found googling Romney cheat sheets.

Someone please explain why he was so sneaky and slick bringing them out of his pocket.
Just so we all know.

Thank you.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Romney used notes. Obama did NOT.
Candidates are asked not to bring notes

Flying Finn
Murray, UT


I have looked at the new polls coming out Friday afternoon and you are incorrect. President Obama is in fact getting hurt in the new polls. There is always a time lag between an event and the consequences measured in the polls.

Cedar Hills, UT


I recall listening once to a new CEO of our company (Novell). He was taking over a mess from the previous guy and it was very clear this new guy was the real deal - no smoke and mirrors. Anyone and everyone listening could tell that this guy knew his stuff and had a real handle on the market which the previous guy did not. Listening to Mitt explain - in detail - his plans for the next 4 years as well as erase all the Obama campaign attack adds against him I got the exact same feeling - this guy REALLY knows his stuff. It was refreshing to hear an articulate and thoughtful answer for once. I think that ALL of the 60 million watching Monday night had to agree that Mitt was heads and shoulders above the current White House resident and that alone gave millions hope - especially undecided voters. America is in a really tough spot and Mitt gave every impression that at the very least he understands the problem and the solution. Getting congress to agree and pass bills is another matter. Barack Obama is a king with no clothes thanks to this debate. Finally!

Pleasanton, CA

When Obama says we didn't see the "real" Mitt Romney at the debate, it reminds me of the professional anti-Mormons who talk about how most Mormons don't know what the church "really teaches, which turns out to be a lot of speculative doctrine for the Journal of Discourses.

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