Comment of the Day

Reader: Obama won the first debate by not being as big a jerk as Romney

Even most liberal pundits concede that Mitt Romney won the debate at the University of Denver last week.

But while this conclusion is overwhelming, it's not universal, as the following comment on our post-debate piece demonstrates.

Christi Beckmann writes:

Obama Won! Romney had a stupid smile on his face and no facts to base anything on. Being a jerk doesn't make you a winner!

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