Thursday's Headlines Say It Was Romney's Night

October 4, 2012 - 7:41 AM

Newspapers and pundits weighing in on the first presidential debate overwhelmingly gave the edge to Romney.  Here's a quick look at headlines from mostly liberal-leaning newspapers and websites:

Politico:
'Not debatable: Obama stumbled'

Los Angeles Times:
'Romney appears more crisp and polished as he attacks Obama's record'
In first debate, Obama and Romney politely disagree sharply

Politico:
Mitt Romney wins a reprieve

Denver Post editorial:
Mitt Romney asserted himself at the DU debate, while Barack Obama scored by offering specifics

NY Times:
Debate showed a clash of philosophies

Politico:
MSNBC's Chris Matthews rants, 'Where was Obama tonight?'

Washington Post:
'Romney earns a star turn when he needed one, while Obama seemed purposely restrained'

The Hill:
Listless Obama helped boost Romney's night
'Romney delivered a vivid and strong showing in Denver'

Politico:
Bill Maher on Denver debate: Obama needed teleprompter

New York Post:
Romney cleans Obama’s clock: battleground profs

San Francisco Chronicle:
Romney 'confident, aggressive, energetic'; Obama 'muted, measured, meandering'
Newspaper calls debate 'polite'

Politico:
Press agree: Obama 'rusty,' Romney 'strong'

New York Post:
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Romney turns in strong performance in his first debate with Obama

The Hill:
Obama fails to mention Bain, '47 percent'
'Omissions were striking,' given all the time Obama's devoted to those issues

Politico:
Presidential debate results: Twitter record set

The Hill:
Liberal pundits disappointed with Obama’s performance on debate night
'Most expressing disappointment that he was not more aggressive'

The Hill:
Climate change absent from first debate

NY Times:
The Choirboy and the Headmaster, and a Faceoff Without Fireworks
'Romney still seems to believe in the rules of the country club'

Washington Post:
Romney takes the fight to Obama

Washington Post:
Behind debate scenes, Romney’s team reenergized by Republican’s performance

Denver Post:
Romney repeatedly lashes Obama in presidential debate at DU

Denver Post:
Some questions still unanswered for Colorado's undecided voters following presidential debate
But most give edge to Romney's debate performance

Washington Post:
Analysis: Romney finds his voice on economy

NY Times:
A number of misleading statements were made

Washington Times:
Romney attacks Obama’s ‘trickle down government’ in first debate
Obama accuses Romney of hiding details

UK Daily Mail:
Round One to Romney: Presidential hopeful Mitt hammers lacklustre Obama in first live TV debate

USA Today:
Analysis: Romney plays strong offense