Obama-Romney Presidential Debate: Who Won?

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in their second debate. Patch users in Connecticut offered their thoughts on the debate.


CBS called it “the most rancorous debate ever,” as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stood toe-to-toe describing the other as a liar. The format was in a “town hall” style and the presidential hopefuls directly confronted each other, often after ignoring the question asked by an audience member.

Patch readers in Connecticut participated in an live blog during the debate. Many commenters already had their decision on who to vote for already made, but others weren’t so certain at the start. Here are some of the reactions.


Obama coming out swinging


How can anyone actually watch this and think a straight answer is in the near future?


All Mitt needs to do now is stomp his foot LOL (like a 3 year old)

Paul Alexander:

This election is not about Obama/Biden or Romney/Ryan. This election is about US. What kind of people are the majority in this country? What kind of people have the majority become? What kind of people do the majority wish to be in the future?


Obama is so much better than Mitt, Mitt just can't loose the smirk.


You know it seems you all are looking for the best actor here. How about vote on substance and not fluff. Obama has crushed the US the past four years and time for him to leave.

Jimmy Pursey:

This election is a done deal. The Republican Party never had any intention of winning it, hence the comically inept candidates.

This election cycle was about "positioning"...for 2016. Nothing more...nothing less. America is fine. America is strong. Americans have persevered through ACTUAL hardship. How dare you cheapen our nation's struggles. You should be ashamed of yourself.


I'm beginning to think Obama took a dive in the first debate so he could deliver the knockout punch in this one.


If there was a problem, I would much prefer Obama at the helm

Will Wilkin:

As for this election: VOTE SCHMOTE. The 2 parties have only the tiniest differences, both are toxic to the nation, not only shipping our economy overseas but also bankrupting us on permanent multiple undeclared aggressive illegal unconstitutional wars, tearing up the Bill of Rights and Constitution to continue the attempted global military domination on borrowed money.


The Town Hall format is very different from the panel format. This interactive audience style will be harder for President Obama to attack Romney's talking points.

Klair Waters

When the President speaks about "Green jobs" he is saying there will be more pay offs to his pals.


Romney is clearly a better orator and his responses are much better organized and conveyed


Romney making up his facts up as he goes along and because all the facts he doesn’t put on the table. He wants to win [but] doesn’t want intelligent conversation.


If I was undecided before I no longer am. Give Obama another 4.

Jay Gatsby October 24, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Also, LGBT is not synonymous wit liberals. There are actually more conservative LGBT people than you'd think. LOL. Hope I helped. :)
PaulCT October 24, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Thanks, Jay, you beat me to the answer here. I must type slowly ! And on your second answer/comment, I sure don't know what the statistics are on the percentages ... I "assume" the LGBT community is more supportive of liberals, but that's just me, assuming, I will say that at work, from personal experience. two of our large clients are VERY successful, and VERY strong supporters of the Romney vote. Also they are strongly in Linda McMahon's camp as well. Hmmm, two successful businesspersons, one Gay, one Lesbian, and supporting the same candidates I do! THIS is what America is SUPPOSED to be!
Pensadora October 25, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Thanks. I knew this, but forgot. The Hartford Advocate Personals always uses these initials and that's where I first saw it a long time ago. Then I would see it from time to time elsewhere, but forgot the meaning of B and T. Too much information in the brain... The less important stuff just falls out.
PaulCT October 26, 2012 at 05:01 PM
THIS is what our 'current' hero, the 'president', thinks is a "really cool" ad ... Offensive beyond belief. A new low in our United States of America. Brought to you by a desperate Barack Obama and his 'team'. Video is 1 minute. Buttttt take a few moments to see the notes below the YouTube video ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o6G3nwhPuR4#! If this ignorant, offensive ad doesn't bring any undecided women to the Romney/Ryan vote it would be sad ... even sad to think that ANY Obama supporter wouldn't see how desperate our president is ... Just my opinion, of course. Please VOTE ... your choice ...
Pro Death October 26, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Your right Paul CT, he has some serious issues. I really appreciate the fact he has time to do late night TV but he hasn't the time to address the American people in I believe over six months.


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