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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:15 AM

Romney Shines In Denver, Obama Camp Says So What [View all]

DENVER — Mitt Romney needed the first presidential debate to go smoothly and without major bumps. Even his harshest critics in the Obama campaign acknowledged after the debate ended here Wednesday night that he hit those marks.

But he also exposed himself to new criticisms over his still-vague proposals. President Obama, who spent most of the night on the defensive, still got a few licks in of his own. His campaign said afterwards it didn’t expect Romney’s performance to change much.

Obama and Romney seemed eager to go at each other, blowing through the first 15 minute segment of the open-style format allotted for for jobs questions. Throughout the debate the two candidates confronted and questioned each other on issues ranging from taxes to Medicare to the deficit. Moderator Jim Lehrer spent most of his time on the sidelines, trying to corral the candidates into the loosely-defined issue “pods.”

Romney, who spent weeks in debate prep, was poised. Obama was less so, seemingly on the defensive for much of the forum as Romney went after him.

Even Team Obama acknowledged Romney’s successes.

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