Candidates hit campaign trail after Romney's strong debate
October 4th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
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Candidates hit campaign trail after Romney's strong debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney return to the campaign trail in battleground states on Thursday after going toe-to-toe on dominant campaign issues of taxes, health care and the economy in a debate that analysts and a snap poll agreed the Republican challenger won.

Romney's supporters crowed about his performance, saying it reshaped a race that the former Massachusetts governor had appeared in danger of losing.


Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Debate • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "Obama obviously can't run on his record. That was apparent. "

    Mittens obviously can't run on the truth. That was apparent.


    October 4, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. jaimie

    Romney and Ryan ...... Laurel and Hardy of the 2012 Presidential Campaign

    October 4, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  3. jaimie

    Romney .... No honesty No integrity

    October 4, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  4. jaimie

    Romneyhood ........ Give to the Rich take from the poor

    October 4, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  5. Ind.

    Obama looked like a deer in headlights. No substance at all. He was a rude inconsiderate fool at best

    October 4, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  6. Travis

    @ Dominican mama 4 Obama
    Do you honestly think Americans want a "good show"? This isn't American Idol, this is real life. From what I saw of the debates last night – neither one gave much in specifics. Hopefully that will change as we go into more of these debates, but if last night is any indication, I won't hold my breath.

    October 4, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  7. Nancyelizabeth green

    the obama groupies are as pitiful add obamas "leadership."
    would love to see barrys sealed college transcripts;
    guarantee more of what we saw last night.
    a slick politician void of leadership or high intellect:
    being enabled by a swarm of followers, who care nothing about the future of America.

    October 4, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    Romneyhood ........ Give to the Rich take from the poor
    Oh, you must have missed the debate because he did explain clearly how that Campaign bite fabricated by Obama/ Biden 2012 has no basis in reality. In Mitt Romney's plan the lower income Americans actually get a better deal than with what Obama is offering. And the higher income earners give up enough to make that possible, And who do you think needs the 12 million new jobs? Not millionaires. They are doing okay already.

    October 4, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
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