Liveblogging the Final Presidential Debate

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TIME’s politics team brings you up-to-the-minute Twitter commentary and coverage throughout the Boca Raton, Florida debate.

185 comments
DVirginna
DVirginna

@poniewozik put Jesus the last Nephilim on your list awesome

Sue_N
Sue_N

It was enlightening to hear from Willard that Syria is important to Iran because Syria offers Iran … wait for it … a route to the sea.

I could have sworn Iran sits right next to a little something called the Persian Gulf …

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

Via twitter:  Tonight Romney outsourced the election to President Obama.

MrObvious
MrObvious

CNN scientific poll, 48% Obama, 40 Mitt

JohnJayFoster
JohnJayFoster

Have people forgotten? Forgotten how Republican policy caused the greatest economic collapse in America since the Great Depression.  If we don't know our history then we are doomed to repeat it.

RonaldKirchem
RonaldKirchem

Another great victory for President Obama tonite. Romney sounded like a flustered broken record. Well done, Mr. President.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Kerry lived and died by his many positions...Romney not so much.

Robbert5
Robbert5

Halperin has it B+ and B+, gosh that is a shocker

MrObvious
MrObvious

Can our Media please point out that Mitt suddenly is 180 degrees against anything he have said before?

AlistairCookie
AlistairCookie

Gah!! Comments are rough!! Livefyre is tough.

Third time, I can't wait for the media to tell me how Obama lost. Or how it was a draw.

Sue_N
Sue_N

So, Willard is all for promoting gender equality in the Middle East, but not here in the U.S.?

Also, at what point during the debate did Willard's campaign people have to sedate John Bolton?

MrObvious
MrObvious

Moderate Mitt - one day he'll Bomb Iran, the other he agrees with Obama but will be tougher.

And now the pundits are erasing anything Romney said and he's the new moderate Mitt.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Romney ceded the most ground, Obama got line of the night, Obama may have been too aggressive and he slaughtered Romney on points when it comes to Foreign Policy - Romney ended up ceding every corner of ground and what little he tried to stake, Obama was already in the middle of. So the real question is: did Romney pick up enough points on domestic policy to overcome the fact that he ceded everything foreign policy wise?

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

Mitt: The torch has been passed?

Or: Mitt. The Torch. Has been. Past.

JeffreyMartin
JeffreyMartin

screw foriegn policy. close the borders...keep us strong

Fla4Me
Fla4Me

No Mitt....you see the Republicans have set a new model for government.  Its called "Just Say No"  and you let the country cumble while you wait to blame the other party in the next election.

La_Randy
La_Randy

I consider this debate a win for the President, but CW in the Beltway Bubble will probably decide otherwise.

dbartenstein
dbartenstein

- The Salt Lake Tribune also endorsed Obama on Friday, criticizing Romney for "lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear."

MrObvious
MrObvious

He'll create 12 million jobs, add 7 trillion more - and make sure most of those 12 millions are created somewhere else.

grape_crush
grape_crush

Mitt gave his Dem Congress 800 vetoes, many of which were overridden.

MrObvious
MrObvious

We'll make America strong again by providing tax cuts, to people who set up shop in the lowest taxed country.

grape_crush
grape_crush

Effing comment system is nearly unusable.

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

This is the worst I have seen Willard since the republican debates. 

La_Randy
La_Randy

Mitt blaming the President for the republicans debt and their crashing of the economy.

dbartenstein
dbartenstein

He doesn't want the policies of the last 4 years, he wants the policies from 12 years ago....

grape_crush
grape_crush

Investing in companies? Federal money used to rescue companies? Like the Federal money invested in Bain?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-federal-bailout-that-saved-mitt-romney-20120829

In fact, government documents on the bailout obtained by Rolling Stone show that the legend crafted by Romney is basically a lie. The federal records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that Romney's initial rescue attempt at Bain & Company was actually a disaster – leaving the firm so financially strapped that it had "no value as a going concern." Even worse, the federal bailout ultimately engineered by Romney screwed the FDIC – the bank insurance system backed by taxpayers – out of at least $10 million.

PremierTours1
PremierTours1

@MalloryOnTravel @TIME @TIMEPolitics - America has got to pull out all stops to get Obama elected,he is a peace maker.

Robbert5
Robbert5

Is Bob Schieffer asleep?  Can we have the women to moderate from now on?

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

Mitt: It was President Bush...#hewhomustnobenamed

MrObvious
MrObvious

I was the son of Detroit - let them go under. And then he and his billionaire friends made trunk loads of money on it. Best part, his billionaire friends bought up car parts manufacturer and have moved many plants to China.He's full of BS. He personally made between 15 mill to 100 mill on the bailout.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@MrObvious Just more proof that Willard has absolutely no core values, no beliefs he holds dear, no idea or policy he will go to the mat for. He will not only say anything, but he will also deny he ever said the opposite in the first place, despite evidence to the contrary.

But our exalted media is too busy discussing whether Obama was "too aggressive" to bother with pointing out Willard's blatant, shameless lying.

doddeb
doddeb

@grape_crush I 'd "like " your comment, except the like button does not seem to be working for me.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@Paul,nnto Is it just me, or was he almost babbling toward the end there?

Sue_N
Sue_N

 @kbanginmotown Now, now, let's not sell Mark short. He's kind of a d1ck in many ways.