• AdLib : Night Patsy! So nice to chat with you and so many wonderful folk tonight!

  • PatsyT : Some things never change… Nighty Night

  • AdLib : I will post it on TOOT!

  • AdLib : Patsy, that is just fantastic! I’ve seen the clip before but it was never more perfectly applied!

  • PatsyT : OK AuntieChrist has the image of what we saw … this is what we heard «link»

  • AdLib : This demo is so uninformed and ignorant…I mean, to be undecided at this point, you’d have to be.

  • AdLib : KQ – That could be the case but we are talking about low info voters and I doubt they have any idea what a jobs report is.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Last month everything was positive for Obama when the jobs report came out. The effect of the debate has yet to be determined but it’s not going to be a positive.

  • AdLib : Yep, the next few days will be all about unwinding all of Romney’s lies and the “glow” the MSM has now about Romney will dim.

  • AdLib : It made no difference last month.

  • AdLib : I do think the Biden debate will be good but I don’t know that the jobs reports matter, the public knows things aren’t going to get better soon whether it’s ROmney or Obama in the WH.

  • KQµårk 死神 : One thing did change though this election will look allot more like 2004 with Bush than 1996 for Clinton.

  • KQµårk 死神 : The next big thing is using the fact checkers. The next big thing is pointing out Romney’s vagueness and flip flops.

  • KQµårk 死神 : I get that. Not calling this debate a game changer but now what comes next matters more and more starting with the jobs numbers and Biden’s debate.

  • AdLib : KQ – I don’t know that that’s true. The math is, maybe 10% but probably less of the voters are undecided. Even if Romney was to win them by a meaningful margin like 10%, 55%-45%, that’s only 1%. And in the swing states like OH and PA, there aren’t many undecided, no debate is going to change the minds of people in those states to vote for the “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” guy. Always remember, the electoral numbers matter, the national numbers don’t.

  • KQµårk 死神 : AdLib I hope there is nothing to worry about but now things like Friday’s jobs numbers really matter.

  • AdLib : Don’t worry this one folks, the pundits may be all excited but there was nothing to excite the undecided goofballs.

  • Truth : Probably Romney for whatever reasons was declared the winner of the first debate, but let’s see what he looks like when his lies blow up right into his face. And let’s see how he looks in the next 2 debates when he’ll be asked for more specifics. Moreover, how will the Republican base like his newly adopted “socialist” ideas….

  • AuntieChrist : funksands, no, I didn’t figure that I could in the live blogging format. I’m still trying to figure out how to do it from the comments section in Time Out for O/T.

  • PatsyT : Pathetic .. clueless undecided voters interviewed on MSNBC

  • funksands : AC, I don’t think you can in this format.

  • Kalima : Murph: If a presidential debate can be won by someone who tells so many lies for the duration of  it, then I don’t hold out much hope for the future of America.

  • SallyT : I think Obama should come out and say, “With me as President, BinLaden is dead and Big Bird lives!”

  • AuntieChrist : Thank funksands, I can never figure out how to post the images as images tho.

  • funksands : Auntie, that’s awesome.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Agreed funk if Obama spent the whole night on all the lies he would lose anyway.

  • AuntieChrist : Romney’s priority: «link»

  • MurphTheSurf3 : CNN) – Sixty-seven percent of registered voters who watched the debate said GOP nominee Mitt Romney won the debate, while 25% said President Barack Obama came out as the winner, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll released late Wednesday night.

  • foodchain : good night you lovies. As a parent, I want to run interference but I also believe that the week will prove out. If what Mitt did tonight is reate a deesire to look at him more closely–well the ahoe is dead on that. Take care all

  • funksands : A fear of mine is coming true. Exhibit A tonight. Romney lies so much and so often that fact-checking overwhelmed and chronic liar morphs into “Mitt being Mitt”. Everyone pissed at Obama not calling out Romney on lies, talks very little about Romney lying through whole debate.

  • SallyT : One thing I bet you will see in the next debate is Obama looking up more as everyone is making a big deal about him not doing it tonight.

  • SallyT : «link»

  • SallyT : Thinkprogress has a good fact checking on the debate.

  • Truth : Obama could have pointed out that he can’t waste time refuting every single Romney lie and therefore people should make avid use of fact checking follow-ups.

  • SallyT : In the VP debate, Biden can go after Ryan on why did you vote this way and why on that another way? He can go after Ryan obstructionist where Obama couldn’t with Romney.

  • Truth : Sally, yes, I’m curious what’s going to happen from his own people. They knew already he’s changing positions more often than his magical underwear, that’s why they never wanted him. In general I find it interesting that now suddenly so called socialist ideas are mainstream and in the focus, not Tea party crap from 2010

  • KQµårk 死神 : Here we go back to a toss up.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Well Obama loses the snap poll big 67% to 25%.

  • SallyT : Truth, I hope they start hitting Romney tomorrow on his “new” positions that he took in the debate. I don’t think you can call him a “true conservative” and that should have his base shaking their heads.

  • Truth : Sally, I wonder how Romney is going to explain to the R’ base all the socialist ideas he suddenly wants to implement once he’s president….

  • SallyT : Personally, I think Obama was pissed that he had to spend his Wedding Anniversary with Romney.