Pundits on both sides give Romney edge in first debate as campaigns look to round 2
- Fox News
- Oct 4, 2012
Pundits on both sides of the aisle praised the presidential candidates for their performances in their first debate but appeared to give the higher marks to Mitt Romney.
In particular, they said, Romney appeared more energetic than President Obama, at least through the first half of the 90-minute debate.
Joe Trippi, a Fox News contributor and a former campaign manager for Democrat Howard Dean, suggested Obama gave the kind of underwhelming performance he has seen in previous debates.
“This is the guy who showed up,” Trippi said. “He didn’t enjoy it.”
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