Fact checking Romney will happen today and so will debate over the president’s performance. Here are a few notable quotes on that.
Jonathan Capehart: The substance of what he said wont stand up to scrutiny. Folks are already pointing out that Romney disavowed his $5 trillion tax plan. Meanwhile President Obama is catching hell for his performance.
David Gergen: I think (the president) was so surprised that he thought (Romney) was just sort of flat-out lying — that he never proposed a 20 percent tax cut.
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire points out these two:
Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine says Mitt Romney’s two biggest pivots to the center in last night’s debate were not true by his own campaign’s admission.
“Romney won the debate in no small part because he adopted a policy of simply lying about his policies. Probably the best way to understand Obama’s listless performance is that he was prepared to debate the claims Romney has been making for the entire campaign, and Romney switched up and started making different and utterly bogus ones. Obama, perhaps, was not prepared for that, and he certainly didn’t think quickly enough on his feet to adjust to it.”
Think Progress: Pundits from both sides of the aisle have lauded Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance, praising his preparedness and ability to challenge President Obama’s policies and accomplishments. But, Romney only accomplished this goal by repeatedly misleading viewers. He spoke for 38 minutes of the 90 minute debate and told at least 27 myths.
You can see where this is going. More on The Last Word tonight for sure.