Denver, Colorado (CNN) - Call it the pre-debate battle of the diehards.
Just outside the debate security perimeter here at the University of Denver, hundreds of supporters of Republican nominee Mitt Romney are lined up on one side of University Avenue. On the other side of the street, hundreds of supporters of President Barack Obama.
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Both sides are waving signs and chanting.
Obama supporters are yelling "four more years."
Romney backers are countering with "four more months."
My vote is four more months
I can't wait until the election is over. I think that there are better uses of the money that people have been shoveling into the campaigns. There needs to be less money in politics so that more people can be involved. We have more honest people out there that can't run because of the lack of money. That is a shame.
So far, no difference between the two.
If the poll tracking of the undecided voters is an indication, Obama is getting stomped in the first 10 mintes of this election. No surprise there.
Wow. Obama is really getting beat so far. Bad.
For the record, all the people that think Jim Lehrer would be biased, he's doing a pretty good job so far. Obama is trying to take extra time, but it actually is doing more harm than good.
For those who say Romney isn't specific enough, like what he says or don't, he's pretty specific on deficit reduction.
I think Obama is coming around a little better on deficit reduction but the response doesn't reflect it.
Deficit reduction bottom line differences: Obama says more taxes to pay down deficit. Romney says maintain taxes as they are and count on economic growth. Even a seasoned economist can't tell you which will work better.
Mitt is not right on deficit.
Four more years.
It's telling how the followers above with the signs are against, not for their candidate.
For President Obama 2012
Voucher in Medicare??? Mitt–go home.
Occasionally women in the ongoing survey get all warm and fuzzy over Obama but for the most part, he is losing.
Lehrer, you owe Romney some equal time. Seriously.
Romney is rambling on like a man coming unhinged while flip-flopping and making up answers on the fly.
Romney has accomplished a lot more with less time than Obama. This isn't just a defeat for Obama, it's a shellacking.
The reason Obama lost this debate boils down to one thing: hubris. Obama wanted to be Obama with eloquent speech and endearing stories.That doesn't work in a debate. Romney beat him with facts and figures.
I voted for Obama yesterday and I stick to it. Romney still came off as a bully to Mr. Lehrer and seemed to want to say "it's my turn, it's my turn".
Romney lied again – or is it another flip-flop? It's hard to tell at this time. Nothing matches his stump speeches for the last 6 months. Memorized what is most popular right now????
20% tax cuts for wealthy = $5T. Romney lied.
Fact check please. Was Romney lying then? Or is he lying now?
CONGRATS TO ROMNEY FOR OBVIOUSLY WINNING THE DEBATE
Obama CLEARLY looked like the amateur he really is
Romney impressed tonight. Obama failed utterly.
Middleclass republican wake up mitt romney dont care about you your not in the 1% ok he is for billionaires ok he is not going too give middleclass republican familes a $250,000 dallor check in tax returns fact check it ok