THE GREAT DEBATERS: Governor challenges president during nationally-televised debate

The 2012 Presidential Debate heated up the chilly Oct. 3 evening as Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama clashed against each other over key issues such as health insurance, the economic crisis, and the national debt.

President Obama wore his signature blue tie while Governor Romney appeared with a red tie – their ties representing their respective party.

Like the serene and gentle blue, President Obama debated with a calm and collected attitude while Governor Romney was very expressive and passionate like his fiery red tie.

The dynamics between the two were akin to Yin and Yang – Yin being President Obama, and Yang being Governor Romney.

One could have hoped to see a greater bravado in President Obama, the leader of a brave nation such as the United States, than his opponent during the televised discussion.

However, it is crucial to consider the fact that President Obama is in the defending position.

President Obama did not focus on breaking down Governor Romney’s arguments. Instead, he concentrated on reiterating the policies the Democratic Party upholds.

One could easily conclude that Governor Romney had too much audacity, the type of audacity that perpetuates the stereotypical “M-merica”.

However, Governor Romney is in fact in the offensive position. So it is not surprising when Governor Romney attempts to hold President Obama responsible for every major political move he has made during his term in the Oval Office.

In other words, the decision does not come easily. A well-informed citizen does not vote the next head of state by watching a debate alone.

The next 2012 Presidential Debate session will air live on Oct. 16 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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