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Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

Roney was a bloviting, mendcious bully. President Obama was real person with a presidential, tatesmanlike bearing. Romney proved himself unworthy of the persidency, and gave the President a LOT of material to use in ads demonstrating that fact. Romney clearly showed that he is NOT what the country needs.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Yes, but the problem is that he is having a terrible headache the next morning. The problem appears to be with the facts missing in his previous night's statements. Be it tax policy, financial regulations, Social Security, Medicare, or Big Bird, he opened his mouth and said what he thought needed to be said regardless of the truth.

He claimed he was not going to reduce the tax burden on the rich without saying that he wanted a 20% cut in taxes across-the-board for ALL people. Also, he neglected to talk about the key issue he promotes: eliminating the estate tax. So multi-milliolnaires will see at least a huge savings in their taxes, but will allowed to pass their money on to their children for free as an unearned income benefit. This latter savings only affects the rich because 99% of the American people are not liable for estate taxes.

Oh, and yes, he would eliminate capital gains taxes which benefits primarily the wealthy. This would fit Romney well since all his income comes from capital gains, hence his tax burden going forward would be zilch!

So things don't look so good the morning after.

J Thompson

Obama had more time than Romney. The article was written by someone from CHICAGO. The polls are showing that Obama LOST the debate. He had no answers for today's hard questions.

Cedar Hills, UT

A good night? A - yes I would say a good night is a massive understatement. This was a game changer for Romney. 60 million people saw Mitt vs Obama and the contrast was night and day. Mitt was "the man" and Obama looked like a guy in a super market check out that lost his wallet. Holy smokes - what a tail kicking!! Obama is ... well what most folks thought he was... an IMPOSTER!!! Oh wait - MSNBC says it was the Denver altitude!!

Salt Lake City, UT

Obama doesn't even know what the national debt is. It's ~$16 bil, not $10 bil. Had Romney made that gaff the press would have been all over it. That because he doesn't care and used that issue only to criticize Bush in 2008. Hypocrisy or ignorance?

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