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RNC Communications - October 4, 2012

Reviews are in – very important night for Mitt Romney who was energetic and aggressive against the president who was visibly irritated, on defense and explaining all night.

@ChuckTodd: Very important night for Mitt Romney. And he rose to the challenge. 

@VanityFair: Has Obama ever been this off his game?

@davidgregory:Romney’s in command right now. Taking on the President directly added a spark.” #DenverDebate 

@davidgregory:One hour in Romney is far more energetic and aggressive than the President.” #DenverDebate

@SuzyKhimm: Obama is stumbling, hesitant in describing the selling points of his signature achievement. Not good. 

@DavidCornDC RT @SuzyKhimm: Obama is stumbling, hesitant in describing the selling points of his signature achievement. Not good. 

@TheFix: Good golly. Obama looks very annoyed/unhappy. #debates 

@JoshMcElveen We have never seen @BarackObama on the defensive like this. Unprecedented. Wrong or right. @MittRomney is on the game he needed to be on.

@LukeRussert: Obama shooting himself by not getting personal on HCR. Clinton probably screaming at TV. He needs an "I feel your pain" moment.

@FixAaron: Slowly the left is starting to acknowledge that Obama is losing this debate. #debates

Weekly Standard: Best Debate Performance By a GOP Presidential Candidate in More than Two Decades

@chuckplunkett Romney is far more on his game tonight. #debate #copolitics #denverdebate

@GregGutfeld: Obama is rolling down a mountain like Homer Simpson hitting every rock along the way. 

@ChrisStigall: This debate is devastating Obama. Simply no spinning. The stammering, the blinking, looking away. Obama's outmatched. #1210StigallDebate

@JohnJHarwood: Romney looks a lot happier than Obama on that stage#CNBC2012 

@sullydish This is a rolling calamity for Obama. He's boring, abstract, and less human-seeming than Romney! 

@stephenfhayes: Is there anyone who doesn't work for the Obama campaign or the DNC who thinks Barack Obama is winning this debate?

@EliStokols Romney really is ahead on style and substance. Just wonder if anyone is still watching all this wonky policy stuff. #debates

@JimHeath10TV As I tweeted before the debate "Obama's #1 goal: Don't look aggravated or irritated." Like many incumbents before, he has failed that goal. 

@Cam_Joseph: When you're explaining, you're losing. Obama's been explaining all night. 

@kirstenpowers10: I'll be interested to see how media spins this debate as an Obama win.

@DaveWedge: Obama looks like Rex Ryan against Belichick. Perplexed. #prezdebate #whoyagot 

@billmaher: i can't believe i'm saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter 

@APBobLewis: President appears flat-footed, unprepared, perhaps a bit distracted. No haymaker either side, but Romney's more aggressive, focused.

@tomfitzgerald Romney is puncturing the presidential bubble...

‏@LarrySabato  Obama now has spoken 38 mins to Romney's 33 mins--but Romney has gotten more from less.

@JoeStGeorge: "Mr President, your entitled to your plane and your own house but not your own facts" thats a great line by Romney.

@billmaher: Obama's not looking like he came for a job interview, Romney so far does

@Jheil: Obama tells Lehrer he's "done a great job." #liarliar

@DraperRobert: OK 5 min to go but prediction: Romney has closed the gap in 90 minutes

@HotlineReid: Obama: "I think this has been a terrific debate." MOSTLY FALSE! 

@ErinBurnett: Undecided dial test raw #s show: #Romney won the 'big moments' 7 comments scored over 70. #obama had 4.

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