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Three debates: two close, one a slam dunk. President Obama had a good night, but Romney was calm and presidential. So overall, net advantage over the course of the three debates goes to Romney. The wave of enthusiasm that swept Barack Obama into office in 2008 has ebbed.
Was it just me, or did the Mommy and Daddy Parties switch places in tonight’s debate?Stylistically, Romney came across as significantly softer than Obama. While the governor maintained the even-keeled, well-modulated manner he has displayed throughout so many of these debates, the president was fierce and crisp, verging on bellicose and pissed-off.
After three face-offs and “way too many ads,” as President Obama joked, the presidential-debate circuit concluded Monday night, weeks before the general election. The president concluded by laying out voters’ two choices: a president who is winding down two wars and helping a crashing economy rebound, and a Republican rival who wants to duplicate the policies of George W.
President Obama accused Mitt Romney of “wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map” at their final debate Monday night, while Romney took a strikingly sober and subdued approach in response.Uncorking a half-dozen attacks within minutes as his rival sat across the table in Boca Raton, the president tried to eviscerate Romney on foreign policy.
It took an hour for President Obama to bring up the killing of Osama bin Laden in the third presidential debate. Mitt got to it first! But when Obama got to the topic, he chided Mitt Romney for his position on the matter in 2004, recalling that Romney said, “We shouldn’t move heaven and earth to get one man.
“Horses and bayonets”: An undeniably awesome band name idea, and Obama’s best zinger in the first half of the presidential debate on foreign policy. Romney blasted Obama for cutting military funding by $1 trillion, saying the Navy needs more ships, the Air Force needs newer and more planes, and the country can no longer afford to two conflicts.
The third presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney began with a feisty spat over strategy in the Middle East. Romney accused Obama of making no progress in the area, saying, “We can’t kill our way out of this mess.
(10:31) Nevermind on the debate call. Obamney wins. (10:27) The theme of this evening: disappointment.I remember naively supporting Obama in 2008 because I hoped he cared about civil liberties and thought for the future. What we saw tonight was a conservative Democrat who fights to preserve the economy of the 20th century, a bipartisan consensus in favor of a foreign policy that endangers the America we love, and a Republican who could criticize the President but can't seem to figure out a way forward.
If it were up to America's youth, President Obama would be re-elected by a landslide. 65 percent of the 520,000 kids who participated in Nickelodeon's "Kids Pick the President" election cast their online ballots for Obama.
At least Todd Akin and his staff are on the same page. The Senate hopeful's comparison of incumbent opponent Claire McCaskill to a dog this weekend elicited gasps from the media and public alike. (Akin said McCaskill goes to Washington to "fetch.
In a detailed account of President Obama's political achievements and shortcomings compared with those of Mitt Romney, the editors of The New Yorker laid out all of the reasons for deciding Obama deserves a second term in the Oval Office.
Google, Google, on the Internet, who is the fairest politician of them all? The New York Times has some startling search engine statistics, specifically when it comes to the fruits of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s workout regimen.
No doubt practicing for tonight’s debate, the Obama campaign has released a new ad focused on the president’s foreign policy achievements. “A decade of war that cost us dearly,” the ad says. “And now for president, a clear choice: President Obama ended the Iraq war.
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On 'The Daily Show's first post-election episode, Jon Stewart questioned the Sunshine State's relevance. Sorry, Florida, we elected a president without you.
The Daily Beast’s map of the Electoral College results—updated live as they come in.
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