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The first debate: Obama flops, Romney surprises

Mitt Romney

by Corinne Cathcart

Last night, President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney met face to face for the first presidential debate of three. While Romney brought energy, likability, and specific facts to the table (which his campaign desperately needed), Obama’s performance fell flat. Contrary to popular expectations, Romney’s performance was engaging and impassioned. Expectations were probably so low because of Romney’s wooden and awkward performances at a majority of the primary debates back in January, but his practice seems to have paid off.