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October 19, 2012

SOCIAL: Tweeting the second Presidential debate

This collection of Tweets spans some of the biggest moments from last Tuesday's second Presidential debate. The debate, a town meeting, covered foreign and domestic issues and was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Tweeting the second Presidential debate

The second Presidential debate, a town meeting, covered foreign and domestic issues and was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Storified by Alexandra Nicolas · Tue, Oct 16 2012 20:49:15

Obama is sounding more engaged this time. But he didn't push back on Romney's claims of being a Pell Grant backer.Nicholas Kristof
Obama: Romney doesn't have a 5pt. plan, he has 1pt. plan -- to make sure people at top play by different rules http://wapo.st/RRdyIo #debateThe Washington Post
Both candidates are doing a solid job. This is again a substantive debate reflecting different visions.Nicholas Kristof
Romney: "I will fight for oil, coal and natural gas" http://wapo.st/RReRXV #debateThe Washington Post
Crowley: "Gov. Romney, I'm sure you have a reply there." Crowd laughs uncomfortably.Mother Jones
Romney: Of course it adds up. How about his $4 trillion deficits? I know what it takes to balance budgets. http://on.cnn.com/XkrvBY #CNNdebateCNN Breaking News
Q on pay for women. Obama: I signed Lilly Ledbetter act. Talks about lowering college costs for young women. http://on.cnn.com/XkrvBY #CNNdebateCNN Breaking News
Obama: Planned Parenthood "is a pocketbook issue for women across the country." #debatesStacey Rae Benner
"President Bush and I are different people, and these are different times" #Romney http://bit.ly/Tu5FaU #debates #Election2012Fox News
At this moment (9:54:00) Obama has spoken for five minutes & ten seconds more than Romney, per CNN.Brian Stelter
Romney knocks Obama for not passing immigration reform legislation. #wutMother Jones
I see #BindersFullofWomen is trending, but my take is that women should be holding up half the sky, not filling binders.Nicholas Kristof
Obama and Romney Get In Each Other's Faces... Watch: http://nowth.is/SZIYea #WWE #Gladiators #hofdebate #debates http://pic.twitter.com/16GN2KYWNowThis News
Candy Crowley is winning the last 15 minutes of the debate. Polite but forceful in pointing out inconsistencies. #debatesThe Fix
Link to where Obama mentions "acts of terror" in Rose Garden remarks on Benghazi attack http://soup.ps/SZekpJ #debatesAnthony De Rosa
After minutes of questioning, President Obama still didn’t answer the basic question on Libya. #debatesRNC
Obama began with Ohio, ending with Ohio.davidfrum
You just heard from the two men vying to become President. Do you feel better about our country's future than you did 2 hours ago? #debateGov. Gary Johnson
Twitter says it peaked at 109,560 tweets per minute at 9:57pm ET, during the question on immigration. #debatesMatthew Keys

 

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