It's show time: Obama, Romney meet in first debate

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 4, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    Re: LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    "Now lets get ready to watch Romney get his rear end handed to him and lie his way through things ... much like Obama!"

    Yes, somebody forgot to bring his A-game to the debate but it wasn't Romney. The only question now is whether that's all Obama's got?

  • okie BIXBY, OK
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    I watched the debate, I like the fact that Romney has an agenda and thinks that it is better to use both houses in Congress to come up with ideas that will make his agenda work and solve America's problems instead of saying it is my way or no way. A good leader does just that, he knows where he wants to go and he wants good followers to go with him in unity. He did say he will have the last say as commander and chief. I like the fact that Romney believes in a strong military and support for them, after all, a strong military will keep us free from agressors. Obama's is the same old song, when I took office blablablah.... He has done nothing in four yers to really lead America forward and make her stronger. It is as clear as mud on your face to see who would be the best choice for the next four years and his name does not start with "O".

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 4, 2012 6:28 a.m.

    Re: LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    "Now lets get ready to watch Romney get his rear end handed to him ..."

    Perhaps we may need to wait a wee bit longer. Obama is the one who got back side handed to him in the first debate. Is Obama in over his head and out of his depth?

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    I was right. Obama was massacred

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 3, 2012 8:25 p.m.

    I know God answers prayers. Just wish Mitt could answer one question.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    someone needs to tell barry that taxes are taxes, government taking money,not revenue. he just doesn't get it. empty chair is really empty tonight.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 8:11 p.m.

    i bleed blue
    god answers prayers obama is being clobbered. he has NO handle on anything

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    I'm not watching because I know who I'm voting for.

    Hint: Its a former Gov but one w/o an Ivy League degree.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    "I bleed blue" How big of a house do you have? Romney is PROPOSING limiting yearly mortgage deductions to 17,000 per year; which means your mortgage payment would have to be over 1500$ per month for you to have anything to worry about.

    Are you one of the "1%ers", if so you may want to vote for Romney anyway - he's the only one that will help you at all.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Oct. 3, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    Have your tea party hold him down and chop his hair off Mitt!

    Oct. 3, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    This isn't the time for Mitt to be a gentlemen, take the gloves off and land a solid upper-cut. There is no way Obama can defend his record!

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    It will take a Christmas miracle in October for Mitt to pull this off. Hey Mitt keep your hands off my motgage deduction.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    "Mr. President, you said that if you could not turn this around in 4 years then this would be a one term proposition. Why are you still running for office? Mr. President, you, yourself, said the last time the Bush tax cuts were about to expired that it didn't make sense to raise taxes on ANYONE when the economy was so slow. It's even worse now, but now you DO want to raise taxes on the rich. You say this is out of fairness. What kind of economic policy's sole objective is implementing what YOU call 'fairness?' That's not an economic policy. That is simply an ax you wish to grind. Mr President, you have said your energy plan will 'necessarily skyrocket electricity rates.' How does that POSSIBLY not harm the middle class?"

    If Mitt Romney would bring up some of these points, the President will never recover in the debate.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    It will take an act of God for Romney not to blow this one. Maybe we will have a Christmas in October miracle.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    That's what it Are there minds out there to be changed or made up yet? Not many. The President has been in office for three and change years; Mitt has been running for the office for many more. If you're still undecided at this point, I don't think it's because you're waiting for insight from the debate this evening.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    romney will clean his clock as obama now has a record of total failure.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    ....I also can't wait for Barack to announce the new Obama phone will be going to everyone this next week ... along with a new Obama car !! Just in time .. my old Bronco is about to die!!

  • OnlytheCross Bakersfield, CA
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:00 p.m.

    Make that "theological" doctrines!

    And further, even with the changes that both politicians have made in their careers, at least Romney has drifted closer to the issues and positions that I believe Jesus taught. For religious people, these issues are paramount. For populist pandering, their records speak for themselves...

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Oct. 3, 2012 4:48 p.m.

    It's show time is right! If only Romney could have been beaten earlier on and Ron Paul was the Republican nominee ... he is the only candidate that had a chance to pull Obama voters. Now lets get ready to watch Romney get his rear end handed to him and lie his way through things ... much like Obama! A lie fest, how fun!

  • OnlytheCross Bakersfield, CA
    Oct. 3, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    As an evangelical Christian, I just want the best performance from two men who both claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. You CAN lead with your religious ethics in tact and not violate any constitutional issues. To presume otherwise is to disavow their rich American heritage.

    Let's see if hope and change is still the mantra, or if we 'hope the change is soon coming' will win the night. America cannot be that bright beacon the hill if it panders to populatity poles and cultural trends. As a former LDS, I do not agree with Romney on throligical doctrines. But I am campaigning hard for his political platforms and praying that he stands firm in the face of the storm.