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Obama-Romney Presidential Debate: Who Won?

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in their second debate. Patch users in Connecticut offered their thoughts on the debate.

CBS called it “the most rancorous debate ever,” as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stood toe-to-toe describing the other as a liar. The format was in a “town hall” style and the presidential hopefuls directly confronted each other, often after ignoring the question asked by an audience member.  

Patch readers in Connecticut participated in an live blog during the debate. Many commenters already had their decision on who to vote for already made, but others weren’t so certain at the start. Here are some of the reactions. 

Anonymous: 

Obama coming out swinging.

Unbelievable:

How can anyone actually watch this and think a straight answer is in the near future?

Anonymous:

All Mitt needs to do now is stomp his foot LOL (like a 3 year old).

Paul Alexander:

This election is not about Obama/Biden or Romney/Ryan. This election is about US. What kind of people are the majority in this country? What kind of people have the majority become? What kind of people do the majority wish to be in the future?

Anonymous: 

Obama is so much better than Mitt, Mitt just can't loose the smirk.

DJSC:

You know it seems you all are looking for the best actor here. How about vote on substance and not fluff. Obama has crushed the US the past four years and time for him to leave.

Jimmy Pursey:

This election is a done deal. The Republican Party never had any intention of winning it, hence the comically inept candidates.

This election cycle was about "positioning"...for 2016. Nothing more...nothing less. America is fine. America is strong. Americans have persevered through ACTUAL hardship. How dare you cheapen our nation's struggles. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Jay:

I'm beginning to think Obama took a dive in the first debate so he could deliver the knockout punch in this one.

Munchie:

If there was a problem, I would much prefer Obama at the helm

Will Wilkin:

As for this election: VOTE SCHMOTE. The 2 parties have only the tiniest differences, both are toxic to the nation, not only shipping our economy overseas but also bankrupting us on permanent multiple undeclared aggressive illegal unconstitutional wars, tearing up the Bill of Rights and Constitution to continue the attempted global military domination on borrowed money.

LiveForFreedom:

The Town Hall format is very different from the panel format. This interactive audience style will be harder for President Obama to attack Romney's talking points.

Klair Waters:

When the President speaks about "Green jobs" he is saying there will be more pay offs to his pals.

NewLondonSource:

Romney is clearly a better orator and his responses are much better organized and conveyed.

IssOffAvi

Romney making up his facts up as he goes along and because all the facts he doesn’t put on the table. He wants to win [but] doesn’t want intelligent conversation.

Vegan:

If I was undecided before I no longer am. Give Obama another 4.

Len Destin October 17, 2012 at 04:22 PM
It's OK with me if you're so confident you skip voitng. Obvioulsy you're just another Obama minion looking for a hand out.
yoda October 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Romney, kicked Obama like a ball, all around that stage, Romney body language was confident and effective, I enjoyed every min of it! The best remark from Romney, "the gas prices weren't high when you came in and now gas is at its highest!!
Veritas vos liberabit October 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM
yoda, you must have been watching Hannity, only Fox morons are buying into that. ps: Stocks have doubled lil fella.
Liam Heller October 18, 2012 at 12:06 AM
The liberal, die-hard Obama supporters will say that Obama "won", regardless. The conservative anti-Obama neocons will say that Romney "won", regardless. The only "winner" here, is the Federal Reserve. And WE'RE the losers. Stop choosing the lesser of two evils. It's how we got where we are today, by doing exactly that, for decades.
Liam Heller October 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM
ANY president that walks into an office that had economic difficulties during the previous administration, is seen to have "inherited" those problems. They don't "inherit" the economy... 1. They ask for it! 2. They campaign for it. 3. They spend millions to acquire it. 4. And they promise to CHANGE it! Obama fails. Romney will only do the same.

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