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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Obama-Romney, Round 2: Better, or just different?


The second debate was a town hall format,
moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley.

Plainfield voters got another look at President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney in their town hall debate at Hofstra University Tuesday night, with CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley moderating.

As expected, Obama was much more feisty than in the first debate. I thought that Romeny continued to try and bully the moderator to get more time to rebut the President's statements, but your mileage may differ (I think the NYTimes clockwatchers actually record three minutes more talk time for Obama than Romney).

While no pushover, Crowley did have trouble cutting the boys off -- as compared to Raddatz at the Veep debate last week. However, to her credit, she did push both candidates to answer the question asked when she felt they ducked one. Brava!

What do you think?

Was the debate better, or just different?


You can watch videos of the past debates here
.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Feisty? More like rude and childlike. Can't wait for this nightmare of a Presidency to be over.

Anonymous said...

If Obama was rude, what was Romney? Romney has flip flopped so many times its hard to know who is going to show up.
What I do know is that I'm a part of the middle class and Romney dismissed my vote long ago. If he has no respect for me, and others like me (and i'm willing to bet you are middle class as well), then I see no reason to waste a perfectly good vote on him. He is clearly out of touch with the working class.