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:
'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
Mitt Romney wins a reprieve
Denver Post editorial:
Mitt Romney asserted himself at the DU debate, while Barack Obama scored by offering specifics
Debate showed a clash of philosophies
MSNBC's Chris Matthews rants, 'Where was Obama tonight?'
'Romney earns a star turn when he needed one, while Obama seemed purposely restrained'
Listless Obama helped boost Romney's night
'Romney delivered a vivid and strong showing in Denver'
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'
Press agree: Obama 'rusty,' Romney 'strong'
New York Post:
Mitt Mauls O
Romney turns in strong performance in his first debate with Obama
Obama fails to mention Bain, '47 percent'
'Omissions were striking,' given all the time Obama's devoted to those issues
Presidential debate results: Twitter record set
Liberal pundits disappointed with Obama’s performance on debate night
'Most expressing disappointment that he was not more aggressive'
Climate change absent from first debate
The Choirboy and the Headmaster, and a Faceoff Without Fireworks
'Romney still seems to believe in the rules of the country club'
Romney takes the fight to Obama
Behind debate scenes, Romney’s team reenergized by Republican’s performance
Romney repeatedly lashes Obama in presidential debate at DU
Some questions still unanswered for Colorado's undecided voters following presidential debate
But most give edge to Romney's debate performance
Analysis: Romney finds his voice on economy
A number of misleading statements were made
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
Analysis: Romney plays strong offense