Patch Presidential Debate Live Chat Recap
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In the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments, according to local Democrats and Republicans from across Massachusetts who joined in a Patch live chat during the debate on Tuesday night.
"Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird."
Reader Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure."
As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand according to the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists.
"President seemed nervous, and missed the mark on a direct answer to the jobs question," Democrat Mike Festa said.
Buck argued that Romney's use of the term "'economy tax' misses the key component of being easy to understand."
As Obama spoke about middle class tax cu...
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