Obama nailed the debate, pundits agree

A survey of the various pundits show that, yes indeed, President Obama won the second presidential debate against Mitt Romney.  Funny how when real people are involved, Mitt Romney falls to pieces.

Sarah Boxer ‏@Sarah_Boxer More from @CBSNews poll of uncommitted voters- Who would do better job helping middle class? 56% Obama, 43% Romney

John Weaver ‏@JWGOP This actually was better than Obama was even in 2008. His best debate performance as a presidential candidate. Period.

Ezra Klein ‏@ezraklein  Romney won the first debate by a larger margin than I expected. Obama won the second debate by a larger margin than I expected.

Chris Matthews ‏@hardball_chris  Obama won big on W policies and equal treatment for women and on taxes before that. He is way ahead. #debates

grace wyler ‏@grace_lightning How Barack Obama Won The Presidential Debate http://read.bi/RAaTC8

Ethan Klapper ‏@ethanklapper Obama won tonight’s debate. Romney had disastrous answer on Libya. Bad answers on paycheck fairness, gun control.

Ron Fournier ‏@ron_fournier Obama nailed the close

Abby Huntsman ‏@HuntsmanAbby: #Obama continues to prove to the American people that he is Commander in Chief – looked very strong in foreign policy exchange.

 POLITICO Video ‏@POLITICOvideo VandeHei: Obama crisper & stronger #POLITICOLIVE 

Patricia Zengerle ‏@ReutersZengerle Colleagues on scene report that an army of Democrats is pouring into the spin room – no Republicans yet. Who won? #debate 

Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller And the Obama surrogates are first into the spin room with a dramatic walk-in

Charlie Spiering ‏@charliespiering My take: Obama did better in debate, caught Romney on several zingers

M. Ambinder ‏@ThePEOC I watched from the debate hall, didn’t see how it looked, don’t know what others are saying. My early impression: Obama killed it.

Andrew Sullivan ‏@sullydish Obama has won every single exchange in this debate; and he has also appeared calmer and more authoritative. http://thebea.st/V7xk8A 

Ben Smith ‏@BuzzFeedBen Video of the libya exchange, the moment Obama won the debate.http://youtu.be/a-sp0b33fbs 

Corey Dade ‏@coreydadeNPR Obama touches all bases: I believe free enterprise, self-reliance, individual initiative, all getting a fair shot, paying their fair share.

michaelhirsh ‏@michaelphirsh  Whoa. Obama saves his 47 percent ref for last … smart, effective. And no chance for comeback. He wins, no question.

Charlie Spiering ‏@charliespiering My take: Obama did better in debate, caught Romney on several zingers

Tim Dickinson ‏@7im Brooks: Obama won the debate

Ari Melber @AriMelber Probably the best debate of Obama’s career, a U-turn from first debate – @maddow

Joshua Green @JoshuaGreen Well, I thought it was near-rout for Obama. Curious what snap polls say.

Ethan Klapper @ethanklapper Obama won tonight’s debate. Romney had disastrous answer on Libya. Bad answers on paycheck fairness, gun control.

AdamSerwer @AdamSerwer Yeah Obama won that debate.

Ethan Klapper @ethanklapper Race is reset, and Romney’s bounce is probably done after this. Especially among women.


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