Obama, Romney campaigns react to debate
October 12th, 2012
12:06 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama, Romney campaigns react to debate

(CNN) - The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney issued statements following Thursday's presidential debate.

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A statement from the Obama campaign read: "Tonight, Americans saw a clash between facts and conviction on one side and glib lines and empty promises on the other. This debate showed that facts and details matter – and it's clear tonight that with their total disregard for either, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan know they can't defend their indefensible plans. It exposed the extreme risk Romney-Ryan economics pose for American middle-class and to our leadership in the world. And with facts, convictions and straightforward answers, Vice President Biden illustrated how he's spent a lifetime fighting for the middle class and how he and President Obama will continue doing so in a second term.

Romney's campaign released a series of statements from high-profile surrogates.

Their first release came from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: "Congressman Ryan laid out a clear path for real recovery tonight. Instead of settling for four more years of the same – a stagnant economy, rising taxes and debt, and more Americans trapped in government dependency – voters can choose a path based on job creation and opportunity for all. Congressman Ryan clearly won this debate by outlining a vision for economic prosperity and a bold agenda for our country's future. Voters have a big choice in November, and their choice was made even easier tonight."

Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Joe Biden • Paul Ryan
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. 2020

    Ryan the hot air blower. empty bag

    October 12, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  2. Kerby

    If romney win america is done am an immigrant and i tell the truth i can say peopple open your eye cuz romney mess up that country

    October 12, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  3. middleground

    I find it interesting that Obama's first statement is once again to belittle the opponent and Romney's camp only talked up their strengths.

    October 12, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  4. enuff

    Good job Mr. Biden. And thank you to his son for serving our country.

    October 12, 2012 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  5. Roy Carter Jr

    Uh, which debate was Cantor watching?

    October 12, 2012 03:38 am at 3:38 am |
  6. Sassafras tea


    October 12, 2012 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    Obama, get that BAIN-CAPITA Cheat., thug of the nation is mitt.

    October 12, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  8. Truth Check

    Numbers are not totally correct and some are missing when I last checked with ORC International website – who did the poll for CNN.

    October 12, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  9. anonoymous

    Romney camp know they lost last's debate. No specfics just more lies and touching stories about people he really doesnt know. I hope he got their permission before he used their names unlike is running mate. I want facts and figures. and by the way 10yrs worth of tax returns Mr Romney....please

    October 12, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  10. Whocares

    Ryan " Mr. Vice president you of all people should know words don't always come out the right all the time.
    Biden " Yes but I always say what I mean just like Gov Romney about the 47%
    EPIC!!! love love love

    October 12, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  11. Kathy Pluff

    I thought Joe did a great job. He's very down to earth and know what the "regular American" goes through everyday. Not so with Romney/Paul, they only care about you if your rich. Remember the 47%? GO OBAMA!!!

    October 12, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |