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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: President Obama And Mitt Romney GO AT IT On Women's Rights & More

Last night, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debated a range of topics that affect America from the plight of the middle class to equal pay for women.  Watch the video and get the highlights inside.....

Though his first debate performance left some supporters scratching their heads, last night President Obama knocked it out of the park at his townhall debate with Mitt Romney.  Obama for America released the following statement from Campaign Manager Jim Messina in support of the performance:


“President Obama clearly won tonight’s debate. The American people saw their leader tonight – a strong, steady and decisive president with an affirmative vision to move this country forward and build the economy from the middle out, not the top down. He pointed out that Mitt Romney is offering the American people a ‘sketchy deal’ – his plan to spend $5 trillion on a tax cut for the wealthiest that they don’t need and $2 trillion for a defense buildup the Pentagon says it doesn’t want, without explaining how he’d pay for it. Romney misfired on his attacks and fired blanks on his own proposals. When he was exposed on the emptiness of his own plans, he was rattled, lashed out against moderator and refused to explain his indefensible ideas.”

One of the most crushing moments for Gov. Romney came as a result of attacking the Obama campaign for how it handled the Libya incident.  And, as usual, Mitt had it all wrong and was called out for his blatant lie on stage. The NY Times said,

“The most devastating moment for Mr. Romney was self-inflicted. Continuing his irresponsible campaign to politicize the death of the American ambassador to Libya, he said it took two weeks for the president to acknowledge that it was the result of an act of terror. As the moderator, Candy Crowley of CNN, quickly pointed out, the president referred to it as an act of terror the next day, in the Rose Garden.”

Another hot topic was each party's dedication to the economic success of women.  Mitt was put on the spot because his campaign would not give an answer on where it stands on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.  Obama made that bill the first piece of legislation he signed into law, his first week in office to be exact.  Mitt's first response when asked if he would support it was “we’ll have to get back to you.”

Still.....Mitt has refused to say whether he would have signed it and has also declined to take a position on the Paycheck Fairness Act (which would give women additional tools to enforce their right to equal pay for equal work).  He did point out he did women a favor by going through "binders of qualified women" to find certain women to hire for his own staff when he was Governor, since he only had male applicants.  Sigh. 

It was also noted that Congressman & VP candidate Paul Ryan voted against this Fair Pay act...and could never explain why!  But throughout the debate, President Obama drove home the point that the he supports the middle class, families and women.
 

In the audience........

First Lady Michelle Obama looked beautiful in a neon pink blazer & matching shift dress both by Michael Kors (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and that hair was on perfection mode as well.

 

Watch the complete Presidential Townhall debate video here:

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If this had tipped the polls

If this had tipped the polls on Romney, I would have been applauding but Obama's regained confidence hasn't done a lick of difference to the polls today. Mitt is still closely racing Obama who is the sitting President. NOT a good look.
Livey's picture

That's because the media

That's because the media control the polls. They can make the polls say what they say because of WHO they poll.
BigJohn's picture

Can we applaud Mrs. Obama in

Can we applaud Mrs. Obama in that pink, though? *Round of Applause* Yes!
C2C's picture

Yeah, First Lady always look

Yeah, First Lady always look good. You notice old Mitt wife had on pink too but we all know who looked better!!!
BigJohn's picture

Obama 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautyfulones's picture

Excellence speaks for

Excellence speaks for itself... Go Obama!!!
RO's picture

I direct this post at the

I direct this post at the person who pretends to be Lisa Raye,who commented on my choice of words,I am not responsible for any poster on this site and their inability to read and understand my posts including your own. Furthermore,from which direction do you assess that things are getting better with 23 million Americans out of work,59 Million Americans without health insurance under America's current for profit healthcare system,43 million Americans living on food stamps,47 Million Americans who are as of now impoverished and half of all college graduates in the United States rendered unable to find a job which is a indisputable fact and how does any of this information be considered as a success?

too many useless words....if

too many useless words....if i were your english teacher, i'd throw you out of my classroom.
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

I am admittedly undecided not

I am admittedly undecided not withstanding the fact that I am a Democrat but I am voting on matters of substance and that is the state of the country and the issues affecting it and I am fond of both men seeking our nation's highest office as in both President Obama and Mitt Romney and have enjoyed observing the exchange between the two candidates which has been professional and issue-oriented yet I continue to notice a recurring trend with those who support President Obama's campaign for re-election and it is the fact that many who are advocates of him based their entire support for his bid for a second term on emotion,hyperbolic,profane,diatribes and racial solidarity with those in the African-American community who are loyal to President Obama precisely because he is a black man. Q: What is your reason as to why you believe,reguarding the current economic condition of the country,that you feel that President Obama deserves a second term? I am curious to view your responses on this matter.

The President pulled the

The President pulled the country out of a complete NOSE-DIVE. The conditions are getting much better and interest rates will sky rocket with Romney as President (not enuff time to explain). fyi...you use too many unnecessary words....Less = MORE...............
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

The same could be said of

The same could be said of Romney supporters who advocate for him based on superficial reasons. I have been noticing a trend in that direction as well.
Ethel Mertz's picture

Roland Martin said Obama

Roland Martin said Obama theme song for the night was 'Whoop That Trick...' hilarious...

LoL!!

LoL!!
Like Really's picture

Obama put DAT constitutional

Obama put DAT constitutional Law Degree to wrk...Haha Mitt looked n' sounded Pretty much dumb most of the debate!!
Like Really's picture

He was more aggressive this

He was more aggressive this time around. The media was worried that he sacrificed his likability but I disagree on that. Overall I think Obama did a good job. His wife looks great as usual. I would love for her hairstylist to do my hair. Also, Mrs. Obama is very intelligent and appears to be VERY supportive of her husband....which I love.
Ethel Mertz's picture

The moderator looked like

The moderator looked like John Candy dressed up as a woman in Nothing But Trouble- But Money Makin' Mitt was rude with the pointing the finger at President O. Obama 2012 baby!!!
olgurl25's picture

Hahaha.....i thought it was

Hahaha.....i thought it was Adele at first
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

Mitt sounds like a

Mitt sounds like a chain-smoking lesbian......The President will finish him off this Tuesday
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

I agree one hundred percent,

I agree one hundred percent,
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