Patton Oswalt, Twitter celebrities (mostly) rip Obama's Denver debate performance
On Twitter after last night's presidential debate at the University of Denver, comedian Mark Agee wrote, "So everyone agrees Romney lied, and everyone agrees Romney won. Interesting country we have."
Such sentiments were common among celebrities on the Twittersphere -- including comic Patton Oswalt, who ripped President Obama a new one, and even at least one Obama campaign surrogate. See a sampling below.
Patton Oswalt's Twitter profile pic.
The theme of Oswalt's multi-tweet analysis was Rocky, as you can see by this post-debate message.
That was followed by a point-by-point breakdown concentrating on the idea that style can triumph over substance under the right circumstances.
(1 of 3)There's a reason they call it a debate PERFORMANCE, Obama.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012
(2 of 3) I've been smarter than a lot of shitty comedians who BURIED me in terms of entertainment, distraction and amusement.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012
And then back to the Sylvester Stallone series for this:
Hey Obama -- TRAIN WITH HILLARY.This is ROCKY III and she's your Apollo Creed. #eyeofthetiger— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012
What about other luminaries, most of whom (to continue the boxing imagery) are in Obama's corner? Well, Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, who traveled to Denver this summer to campaign for Obama, somehow found something to get excited about in the president's performance. But Grey's Anatomy heartthrob Jesse Williams, another Obama-for-president Denver visitor, had a less effusive take.
Continue to see more celebrity tweets about last night's debate in Denver.
Eva Longoria during her recent Denver appearance.
Photo by Sam Levin
I'm in New Zealand watching the presidential debate! Obama is killing it on health care! #Obama2012— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) October 4, 2012
Obama blew it. I hate to say it but Romney was lying and Obama didn't hit him on it. #Current2012— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) October 4, 2012
I think Romney was over aggressive at times but definitely won the debate. However I think Obama will be re elected as president— Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) October 4, 2012
Help me, Obi-Wan Politifact ,You're my only hope...— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) October 4, 2012
I am guessing that Obama is now wishing he had just sent an empty chair in his place tonight.— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) October 4, 2012
Continue for Jesse William's take on the Denver debate, plus more celebrity tweets.
Jesse Williams campaigning for President Obama in Denver.
Photo by Sam Levin.
Well done by Romney team tonight. My Pres is gonna hit the gym though.— jesse williams (@iJesseWilliams) October 4, 2012
My opinion? Romney's tie won.— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) October 4, 2012
Had to walk away from the debate last night. Wish there had been a fact-checker with a buzzer.— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) October 4, 2012
Thought Romney won time of possession. #DEBATE— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) October 4, 2012
"We have to work on a collaborative basis.I will sit down w democrats" Mitt Romney ... did he let the other Republicans know this #debates— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) October 4, 2012
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