Obama did fairly well, considering he's handling a series of crises, daily presidential duties and campaigning for re-election. Mitt? He hasn't held a job in years, has practiced in 19 debates, and he's been running for president for seven years.
But if I had to pick a winner of the debate, I'd pick Mitt (on style). Still I'd never vote for Mitt.
One of the best tweets of the night from @tartqueen: Mitt Romney: Soft on Wall Street. Tough on Sesame Street.
More fact checks on Romney: Obamacare isn't government takeover. I'm so sick of hearing that.
Statement from the Obama camp:
The President spoke directly to voters tonight about his vision for an economy that grows from the middle out, while Mitt Romney spent the night on the defensive, doubled down on the same bad ideas that crashed the economy, and got testy when he was pushed on specifics. Romney confirmed that he opposes a single dollar in new revenue from the wealthiest to reduce the deficit and continued to hide the details about how he’d accomplish his plans because he knows they don’t add up and are bad for the middle-class. He was unable and unwilling to explain the math behind his $5 trillion tax cut favoring the wealthy, refused to say what rules he’d put in place to protect consumers after repealing Wall Street reform, and didn’t offer a single idea to protect families from insurance company abuses after repealing Obamacare. Tonight the American people saw the clear contrast between where the two candidates will take the country in the next four years.