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-- the candidates came out swinging last night in round 20 they traded jabs but one of the most heated exchanges.
Happened when they discussed the terrorist attack in Libya.
And that's how -- started again with his Cranium -- of America's Newsroom great to have you with us on this really important busy morning I'm Martha MacCallum.
Martha good -- here it is important and it is busy and I'm Bill Hemmer good morning President Obama governor Romney.
Clashing over the Obama administration's characterization.
Of the terror attacks in the US consulate in bend -- on September 11 Cleveland for Americans -- -- governor Romney question the president's claim and whether his administration started calling the attack.
An active terrorists setting up one of the more memorable moments of this debate number two.
You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror.
It was not a spontaneous demonstration is that what you -- saying please -- -- But what wanna make sure we get that for the record because it took the president fourteen days before he called the attack and then -- an act of terror get the transfer.
It if he didn't -- in facts are so let me let me -- it call it Mac that your little louder can it work if he.
College active terror it did as well.
Take it -- as well take that two weeks or so for the whole idea of -- being a -- out there about this tape but to come out you're correct this that.
Indicated that this was say.
I reaction doing it to a video -- was a spontaneous reaction debt it took them a long time to say this was a terrorist act by a terrorist group.
And and that to suggest -- MMI incorrect -- that -- regard.
Chief Washington correspondent James -- is on this today James good -- -- wonder how influential in shaping the outcome of debate.
And deciding the winner if you will it in that particular answer was the moderator Candy Crowley CNN.
-- bill and Martha forsaking all journalistic objectivity I hereby declare that the big winner of last night's debate was testosterone.
The two nominees engage in spirited and sharp exchanges and even appeared at one point to advance on each other and a slightly menacing way.
-- -- -- was pronounced throughout she -- roughly the same number of questions as the audience received in the town hall format.
And the crowd applauded was we saw when Crowley sided against governor Romney agreement the president there.
Obama had been truthful when he made this claim about the Bengals he murdered.
The day after the attack governor.
I stood in the Rose Garden.
And I told the American people in the world.
-- we're gonna find out exactly what happened.
That this was an act of terror.
In fact here is what President Obama said in the Rose Garden on September 12.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.
Alter that character.
Or clips the light of the values that we stand for.
Today we mourn for more Americans who represent the very best.
The United States of America.
So to be clear the president that they did not tell the American people Ben Ghazi had been an active terrorist he claimed in the debate rather he had indirectly implied as much.
-- -- since told CNN her own network she was just trying to move things along and that Romney in the -- was correct.
We knew that the that the president had had said.
You know these acts of terrorists won't stand or whatever that the whole -- was.
And a I think actually eat eat -- because right after that I did turn around and say that you're totally wreck but they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape.
And that there was -- you know this riot outside -- -- -- console which there wasn't so he was right in the main if I just think he picked the wrong word.
Lastly as we have been noting -- presided over a debate in which the president speaking time exceeded governor Romney's by almost three and a half minutes bill I guess that's make up time on Monday night.
Are mentally I'm good thank you JFK's -- you've got James Rosen in Washington mark.
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