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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Bee Careful
Kaysville, UT

One of the commentators made the point that Mr. Romney appeared to be a teacher in the debate and Mr. Obama a callow student. A more apt metaphor might be Romney as CEO, Obama as a Jr. Executive called on the carpet to be fired for committing too many blunders and breaking too many promises. Romney was explaining to the failed Jr. that he can no longer tolerate the faux pas since they threaten to bring down the whole enterprise: "Mr. Obama, you record as an executive is abominable. You have not kept any of the promises you made when you were promoted. You have recklessly spent scarce resources and amassed a unacceptable debt, with no positive results. You have created a negative atmosphere for all concerned. You have taken too many vacations when you should have stayed at your desk.... and YOU'RE FIRED!

Riverton, UT

I M LDS 2,
No offense, but you have a strange way of reading numbers. By your reasoning, 78% of undecideds didn't declare Obama the winner of the debate. That seems like a bad night for the President to me.

Since there were three options given for answers, 46% is pretty strong. You also only cite one poll. A poll from CNN had Romney winning 67%-25%-the highest number CNN has ever recorded in a debate. Now it is being reported that 70 million people watched it, too.

Perhaps the strongest sign that the President performed so badly is that Bill Maher tweeted, "I can't believe I'm saying this but Obama DOES look like he needs a teleprompter" and "Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney."

It's okay-I'm sure it was a long evening for you and other Obama supporters.

A Scientist
Provo, UT


No, my way of looking at numbers is just fine... given the fact that this election is Obama's to lose. Romney cannot win it himself. Obama must really screw something up for Romney to even have a glimmer of a chance - just look at the electoral college analyses you can find pretty much anywhere.

As such, anyone - especially "undecideds" - who vote either tie or Obama are essentially and effectively voting FOR Obama and AGAINST Romney.

Hope that makes more sense now.

Eugene, OR

Will Biden even show up to the VP debate? At least he won't be able to blame his poor performance on the altitude!


"The place you put your money makes a pretty clear indication where your heart is!" -- Mitt Romney

Best line of the night. Off shore banks is Romney's love.

Farr West, Utah

IM LDS 2: You sure twist the facts. 46-22 is a clear win no matter how many other scoring attempts failed. And the CNN poll showed more than 70% declaring Romney the winner.

atl134: You totally missed the point: closing tax loopholes while lowering tax rates is a balanced approach that will not raise taxes across the board. And you ignor4ed the fact that a stronger economy brings more tax revenue without raising tax rates. When the reagan tax cuts were passed, tax rates went down but total tax revenues went up. Tthe only reason there was still a deficit was the military expenditures that WON the cold war - causing the collapse of the Soviet Union that didn't have the economic strength to keep up.)

Cedar Hills, UT

oh my gosh - is this an actual video of Chris Mathews? Holy geez - Mr sleaze himself along with his other MSNBC bad guys. Listening to some of the clips from these shady characters after the debate was akin to listening to ole "Baghdad Bob" the former Iraqi propaganda minister after the American invasion. "I see no US tanks in the compound" - tanks were actually over running the entire city at that moment! Hilarious!! MSNBC and Chris Mathews have the credibility of professional wrestling so considering any opinion from this bunch of rabble is a waste of brain cells. Mitt did great - as expected. Obama was a joke - as expected. No surprise here.

Stephen Kent Ehat
Lindon, UT

@ I M LDS 2

You state, and I quote:

"Romney 'won'? Not necessarily. Take, for example, a CBS poll of undecided voters. 46% of them said Romney won; 22% said Obama won; but 32% said it was a tie! That makes fully 54% who either picked Obama or said 'tie.' Romney's 46% hardly constitutes a blowout."

End quote.

Cute. And that also makes fully 78% who either picked Romney or said "tie." Romney's 78% hardly constitutes a blowout, either, I suppose.

Stephen Kent Ehat
Lindon, UT

You decide:


21:10:50 -- "Governor Romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut."


21:11:03 -- "I don't have a $5 trillion tax cut."


21:16:00 -- "Governor Romney's proposal that he has been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut."

21:16:36 -- "You don't come close to paying for $5 trillion in tax cuts."


21:16:44 -- "So if the tax plan he described were a tax plan I was asked to support, I'd say absolutely not. I'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. . . . There's no economist that can say Mitt Romney's tax plan adds $5 trillion . . . ."


21:22:58 -- "If you believe that we can cut taxes by $5 trillion . . . then Governor Romney's plan may work for you."


21:24:50: "Let me -- let me repeat -- let me repeat what I said. I'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. That's not my plan. . . . So you may keep referring to it as a $5 trillion tax cut, but that's not my plan."

Cedar Hills, UT

re:Stephen Kent Ehat

67% said Romney won the debate. A focus group afterward - comprised of 70% democrats - all but one said Romney won and even more interesting the majority of the focus group said they were now voting for Romney. All these folks voted for Barack in 2008.

Look around you. Listen to what is going on. Team Obama is in FULL PANIC mode at this point. Do you really think these lying dirt bags would be in panic mode had they won?

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