Opening gambits: Obama croons "Let's Stay Together," Romney counters with "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain."
— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) October 4, 2012
I'm confused. I was led to believe this would be a debate between Jeremiah Wright and Orly Taitz.
— Jesse Walker (@notjessewalker) October 4, 2012
This is like watching a tax law professor debate an investment advice infomercial host
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 4, 2012
— Silent Jim Lehrer (@SilentJimLehrer) October 4, 2012
Jim Lehrer is watching "Homeland" on his iPad.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 4, 2012
Jim Lehrer seems kinda crotchety, but we really need Eastwood moderating this debate.
— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) October 4, 2012
JIM LEHRER IS A REPLACEMENT REF
— Kevin Lincoln (@KTLincoln) October 4, 2012
I like when Twitter moves this fast, because it means we're all just shouting into the ether, and not actually reading any of it.
— Alex Koppelman (@AlexKoppelman) October 4, 2012
I Like Big Bird
WTF Mitt Romney... :(
— Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 4, 2012
Watching political debates has devolved into 1) racing to create witty fake Twitter accounts and/or 2) racing to publicize them first.
— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) October 4, 2012
Mitt Romney will end Burt and Ernie's right to acivil union
— Big Bird (@FiredBigBird) October 4, 2012
Next PBS debate should be hosted by Oscar the Grouch.
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) October 4, 2012
Since there's no such thing as real horserace-coverage expertise, main skill for political journos is talking like other political journos.
— David Roberts (@drgrist) October 4, 2012
— Joe Hagan (@joehagansays) October 4, 2012
I can't believe bobby Newport did so well against Leslie Knope tonight.
— Sharlene King (@typodactyl) October 4, 2012
Romney wis debate
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) October 4, 2012
My cabbie, an Ethiopian immigrant who likes Obama, says POTUS was weak. Romney precise. "I was amazed that Romney did a very good job."
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) October 4, 2012
And now begins the overreaction.
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) October 4, 2012