The second Presidential debate was a more contentious one than the first round and Campbell Patch readers on social media responded and shared all about it for its duration.
According to our non-scientific poll posted on the site during the debate, Romney clinched the victory with 98 votes or 56 percent while President Barack Obama trailed behin with 74 votes or 43 percent (results as of Oct. 17, 12:43 a.m.).
On Facebook, Obama was named the victor:
There you have it. The second presidential debate. In your opinion, who do you think came out the victor?
- Brenda Tierney Obama
- Vanessa Sh The president!
- Julia Jensen "Mr. President, have you checked your pension?"
- Sinead Mc Donnell Borgersen I have but not as big as yours so doesn't take as long to read. Oh snap. President took it home
- Cynthia Gonzalez Sebastian Obama : )
- Carolyn Kori Sanders Obama:-)
- Joe Kenny Obama!
- Ami Bruce Obama.
- Lydia Habr Obama for sure.
Anyone watching the debate? Thoughts?
- Rachael Bellah Yes, I wish Gary Johnson was in this debate. lol
- Monique Acosta Ya. I think they're both a couple of mooks.
- Eddie Martinez Obama won he kicked ass this time
- Gloria Reyes I think Obama "let the dog out" on this one. I believe he has recovered some points he lost. I also see that Romney still has a problem with beating around the bush before he gets to the answer. admittedly, they both do.
- John Sotelo like it or not, we'll get the government we deserve.
- Campbell Patch @John Sotelo: Interesting comment! Care to elaborate?
- John Sotelo both candidates have undesirable traits and mostly feed from the same trough. we have become tolerant and accepting of such behavior. therefore, we are complicit. therefore, we are deserving of nothing more than the monster we have created.
On Twitter, this is what readers said:
No standing behind podiums this time. Better? Worse?
- Grace Hwang Lynch @HapaMamaGrace @CampbllPatch The walking is a little Donny and Marie and a little disorienting. #2012debate
- Nichole @iTEACHiLEARN @CampbllPatch much better!
Other debate-related Tweets in and around 95008:
- justin morales @seabrightband starting a band called 'binders full of women' immediately
- Louis Stone-Collonge @stonecollonge I live in California and I already voted -- that means I can skip watching lame debates.
- David J Barclay III @TheReal_DB3 Romney just lost Susan Katz's vote. He basically ignored her when he stood up. Haha
- Milton Dorkenhoff @Dorkenhoff "I know what it takes to create jobs [overseas]" #debate
- David J Barclay III @TheReal_DB3 LOL HE SAID BIG BIRD #Debate2012
- David J Barclay III @TheReal_DB3 Yo Barack ain't playin games tonight.
What did you think of the debate? Was it a game changer or more of the same? Where the candidates effective? Tell us in the comments.