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Republicans Jubilant Over Romney Debate Performance

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican candidate Mitt Romney debated Democratic President Barack Obama on television Wednesday night.  Social media allows everyone to express their opinion after and even during the debates.  Republicans are claiming victory, while Democrats appear to be conceding the point in the first debate.

Alabama State Representative Phil Williams (R) from Huntsville said on Facebook, “I think everyone knows I support Governor Romney for President.  However, I think he did a fantastic job on his first debate.”

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery said, “Was proud to watch the debate tonight with “Women for Mitt” in Northern Virginia! Didn’t he do GREAT?”

Speaker of the Alabama House Mike Hubbard (R) from Auburn said on Facebook, “I would ask you who you thought won, but even Chris Matthews on MSNBC is conceding. Let’s do this again Oct. 16.”

Rep. Jack Williams (R) from Vestavia said on Facebook, “Obama seemed to spend the night on the defensive. He did not articulate a vision. He was forced to try and defend his record. No gaffes by Obama or big hits by Romney – but Romney set the tone and Obama followed – advantage Romney.”

Bentley administration Legislative Director Blaine Galliher (R) in Rainbow City said, “I am really proud of Mitt Romney tonight. What a class act. No contest.”

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Rep. Barry Mask (R) from Wetumpka said on Twitter, “Wow ….I have to admit to my surprise, Mitt Romey kicked butt!”

Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R) from Capshaw said on Facebook, “Great debate, Romney had the facts on the issues and did not back down on the message. If he was the President and Ryan was V.P. we would be in a better position to address State budget problems like Medicaid!!!”

Liberal comedian and TV host Bill Maher said, “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter.”

Senator John McCain (R) from Arizona said on Twitter, “Very strong performance by MittRomney tonight – the American people got a clear look at two distinct views of the role of gov’t.”

Democratic Party operative and former Clinton Administration adviser James Carville said, “It looked like Romney wanted to be there. And it looked like Obama didn’t want to be there.”

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin said on Twitter, “Romney burns Obama on green jobs boondoggle record.  “You don’t just pick winners & losers. You pick losers.”  “My quick debate wrap-up: Romney took control.”

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said on Twitter, “A truly presidential performance from Mitt Romney. Now let’s elect him. We need his proven leadership.”

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Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan said in a written statement, “Americans deserve a clear choice about what kind of future we’re going to have, and Governor Romney provided that contrast tonight.  Mitt won this debate by effectively articulating his positive vision for a better America and the specific solutions needed to achieve it. The President, meanwhile, offered only more of the same failed ideas that have left those in the middle class – as Joe Biden put it – ‘buried.’ As we continue to sharpen the focus on the big choice in this election, Americans will see that we cannot afford four more years like the last. We need a real recovery, and Mitt Romney can get the job done.”


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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.



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