Who won the second presidential debate?
A fair and balanced debate
- Duration 3:24
- Date Oct 17, 2012
A fair and balanced debate
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So who won that debate here for a fair and balanced debate.
Is rob Republican strategist bills Padilla and CEO -- consulting Marjorie -- bill let's start with you how would you grade Mitt Romney both on style and on substance last night well I.
I think governor Romney did an outstanding job on substance for sure I mean if you give -- credit if you didn't give the president his due the president scored a lot of points on style last night but mainly because the bar was set.
So low because of his terrible performance -- couple weeks ago and -- far as though the substance of it.
Mitt Romney came out swinging on energy and I think that's gonna really help him in the swings why can't tell -- -- I feel Republicans are -- agree with you on that Democrats are gonna say that the president won but Marjorie.
What about the independents those the ones that each candidate really needed to win last night.
Yeah whether it is the first time we solve -- the president turnout in these debates and we saw two potential presidential candidate standing there duking it out now who I think they might have lost.
Are the women because they're the level of aggression we have not seen from either candidate and truly been sparring on stage.
And -- some of the comments about -- in the way they were sort of off handedly referring to women.
I think left a lot of people feeling a little bit sour on on both candidates may ride on us from -- Whitman really care so much about that overall tone heard they tell more about the.
Issues felony facts well they're they're been independent polls that have been going on the last a few months and -- -- seem like there's a poll every day.
And in recent polling half of women voters said the number one issue for them is the economy so.
It's not about style I think we're doing women a disservice and discrediting them by saying that they're gonna focus just on the style of this debate.
That for women just like men in and voters across the country this is about bringing the economy back.
Creating jobs having a a strong independent energy policy autonomy outlined that -- a -- -- -- -- about the big issue that's hitting a lot of attention this morning and that is Ben Ghazi -- Candy Crowley after the debate went on to say basically that she thought that Mitt Romney.
Had -- the right thing but used the wrong words.
What do you both think will be the headline coming out of that's a pro Romney.
That the administration didn't come out with a -- sooner or not.
Or against Romney Marjorie start with you well I think we're we're losing the point on this whole discussion because who's losing and -- nitpicking about Libya the American people.
And right now the focus is trying to figure out what really happened now.
Mitt Romney made it we know what happened finally the administration admitted that they once a terror attack in the was -- -- and right but I.
Understand what nitpicking on these details -- actually doing to serve the debate now Mitt Romney tried to make a point unfortunately he made the wrong point and got called out by -- by Kelly what he was alluding to was not wrong.
But he's at his choice of words he lost on -- I -- Mandela challenge and already are calling it nip picking on details were talking about American lives.
In a consulate overseas that was overrun because this president has failed to have.
A sound foreign policy.
That reinvigorate American strength you know left us vulnerable and he's been called out I finally got -- got to go what do you think wins on a headline on that very issue belt it -- you know you think that -- -- And what about you Marjorie I think Obama had on on -- compact guy's gonna have to leave it there thank you so much bill.
SP DF thank you and Marjorie -- and we'll talk to general Sam good parents families and good today.