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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama shake hands after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, 2012.
The first showdown between President Obama and Mitt Romney was reportedly the most tweeted about political event, according to a Twitter spokeswoman:
For 90 minutes, the candidates shifted from civility to wonkiness as they discussed their vision for righting the nation’s economy, reducing the federal debt and reinforcing the role of government in the lives of American families and institutions.
They spoke a lot, but what did they really say? The debate, moderated by Jim Lehrer, focused on domestic issues, but immigration and violence as well as clear ideas on helping poor people were missing. While religious liberty appeared briefly when Romney talked about the role of government, the candidates didn’t mention how faith influences their lives, leadership style or decisions.
At 1 p.m. on Thursday Rabbi Brad Hirschfield will moderate a discussion here on the first debate between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Missed the debate or can’t remember what Obama and Romney said? Read the debate transcript here. Also, other great resources to review the candidates’ positions on key issues are the The Fix and Fact Check blogs.