(CNN) – President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney go head to head for the first time Wednesday night, taking the stage in Denver for this cycle's inaugural presidential debate. After spending days in preparation and raising expectations for their respective opponent, both candidates will have the chance to make their case with a little more than one month before Election Day.
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Amazing that Obamacare can be explained so simply. I'm still waiting for Nancy Pelosi to read it all so we know what is really is about.
Go Mitt – we need a businessman to get us out of this mess.
Again the moderator has given Obama more than two minutes!
Still not hearing anything of substance from Mitt.
Mitt needs to calm down. When he talks, I get uneasy. He can't seem to control himself. He doesn't provoke a calm head. I understand passion but when he just seems angry. Do we want this man as our leader when he can't even control speaker over Jim and Obama? Mitt is an Alpha male, which is great for a business man but in this volatile global economy – we need someone who is in control...
Did he shave right before the debate? Why is is upper lip so red?
I for one cannot believe a word Romney is saying...thank goodness he revealed alittle..Romney will end medicare and social security and repea;l dude/franklin...he is for big business like banks and insurance companies
Does Romney think the democrats will rubber stamp all his policies? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Who is the best one to balance the budget ?? Just look at the campaign spending......Obama debt:$2,832,414.00. Romney debt: $0.00 Who is better at handling money?.. Go Mitt. You are far the better strategist to get us out of this Obama mess.
Why does Obama look like he is in hd and Romney looks blurry ?
i dont think romney knows what he is talking about, going against his own statements after making them a month again....so expected
Obama care sounds better
So far... Obama has been on the defense... Let's see what changes current admin. can do the next four years. So far Obama has stated the current
And... Romney says that he will give the middle class " tax relief", but he wont raise taxes on the rich ( he seems to not know they already HAVE a tax cut which was supposed to be temporary) ....and Romney somehow thionks that will not increase teh deficit? One word, Mr. Romney – ARITHMETIC!
Who says Americans do not want government managed healthcare? Take a poll??? Is it that bad for Canada and Europe?
Maybe Canada could give us some insight on how they handle gov't funded/run healthcare.
Omgosh...I cant even watch Obama....its like hurting me to watch the TV like Im watching people trying to sing on American Idol. Obama go home. Your done!
Romney is speaking quickly because he knows what he is talking about. The President is much slower denoting uncertainty.
Obama explaining obamacare is karl marx explaining socialism as a good thing
Governor Romney is destroying obama in the presidential debate. Hands down! Wow, President Obama has met his match. He looks so angry. Romney has perfectly landed each knockout punch. Checkmate, the first one to knock his opponent out wins!
I can't believe Romney is being so rude to Joey. He talks over him, ignores him. He is not used to being told no.
Mr President....keep looking in the camera. Feels like you are talking directly to us in tv-land. You are definitely connecting with us and giving us something solid to talk and think about.
BO is not in the debate, he seems intent on getting out his rhetoric not participating in the debate. The reason Romney looks like he is controlling is because he has something cogent to say, BO is not able to think on his feet, he is losing his train of thought on many occasions until he can recall the script and then he gets going again.
Romney is a bully and the President has manners but also tact and substance...real answers...not generalities like Romney
President Obama misses a point: if you smoke .. Why should I pay for your insurance! If you are a bad driver, you pay a higher premium! Health insurance should be the same! Not government mandated.
What does the graph at the bottom of the screen mean?