(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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WOW, at about 9:13pm EST. When Gov.Romney was asked to directly speak to the President about energy, middle class, and taxes, Did anyone realize that Romney had great eye contact and never blinked.... But Obama looked down most of the time!!! To me that is not what a president should do dearing a debate.... Just like you are not to point your finger at the other person nor the (TV) American + people!!!
My question is why you did not apply your plan you are proposing, Mr. President. It has been 4 years and why should I believe you now?
Presiident Obama keeps skirting the issue. Come on Mr President stop the lies. We aren't stupid. Don't keep on trying to tell us Romney is saying something he has just said he isn't for.
Romney flipped again on the tax cut! Doesn't he stand for anything?
I repeat myself: does the moderator have a grip on this debate. Does mitt think that he is above the rules of the game?
I can't afford to watch this. I don't have a job.
Question – maybe I am not understanding "small business".
If the top 3% of small businesses employ nearly 50% of the workers, how are they still called "small business"? They are more midsize business.
To me a small business is where the owner of the store knows all of the employee's personally, and probably their families. IE – the corner market that employs 7 people.
Does anybody want to talk about their plan of action instead of the way they look or walk.
Obama looks ready to explode. He isn't doing well on this
Obama had his chance
getting rid of PBS...not in favor of this...
Why the hell is Romney bullying Jim Lehrer? Cutting him off three times?
I don't care if he's a republican, democrat or independent. I want someone who can lead America back to the top. The president had his chance for the past four years. Why didn't you do anything, Mr. President? Why?
Obama getting his backside handed to him...he's currently rambling and sounds incoherent.
Oh please. Are we back on blaming the past? again. Get basck to what you can do to get this economy moving again. Mr President you said you would get it going. Why should. It take eight years?
This doesn't sound at all like the things mitt has been saying leading up to tonight he will say anything to try to please his audience at the moment. He is fake and will only work for the rich.
Obama gettin' owned. Obama looks confused and tired. Romney is smooth and collected and cuttin' Obama's with excellent points.
Obama isn't making any sense. Obama needs that teleprompter. LOL
You go Mitt.
I really thought Obama would eat Mitt's lunch and kick him to the curb. Obama is floundering! Seems to have become too dependent on prepared speeches. I voted for him last time. Won't make that mistake again!
our president is a communist. the government doesn't create jobs, people create jobs, small business are people like me and you starting a business hiring people, being succesfull and yeah, thats how our country works! not people relying on the government to cut them a check. that's as close to communism as i care to admit. everybody is the same, we all are employed by our government, soon we'll all be living in gov't supplied cubicles! taxation has to be fair and it never will be as long as we have no control of our money.
I apologize for the ignorance, but can someone explain the graph on the bottom of the screen with the +/- axis and the men and women undecided voters of Colorado?
Romney's making crap up again. Now he doesn't want to cut taxes? he's been talking about cutting taxes FOREVER.
Obama just don't understand economics...Mitt's a genius when it comes to finances...Obama's out-classed!
So if you don't want companies to send jobs overseas what have you done in the last four years Mr President?
If there's a tax deduction for shipping jobs overseas, why hasn't Obama closed this loop hole?