The first presidential debate was a complete joke. So much focus on style (who looked tired, who was aggressive), and so little conversation about facts.
What kind of a sham is this that a candidate can make up "facts" as they go along, and they are not held accountable?
By the time fact checkers come along, well, the damage has been done, and they can celebrate a PR win.
It's pathetic, and another sign of the broken, superficial nature of a two-party system, and the ineffectiveness of a cowardly media in not calling candidates out.
Yet what seems to have captured the attention of the social media was Romney's quip that "he likes Big Bird", even though of course he would eliminate the funding for PBS.
You mess with Big Bird, you mess with the wroooong bird. If you "like" someone, you don't cut their funding.
That in spite of the fact that PBS's budget is a tiny, tiny portion of the US federal budget.
There are many more areas to be trimmed, but this shows Romney's animosity towards public education.
Someone should tell Governor Romney that if he wants to cut something, he can cut corporate welfare to his billionaire buddies. Or the additional funds he wishes to give to the military--even thoughthe US military is not askng for it. Or additional tax cuts to the 1%.