cls Wrote: Jim's handling of the debate reminded me of my first year of teaching. His good intentions were lost in his inability to control the participants. Governor Romney was rude when he interupted, rude, when he ignored Jim's efforts to gain control, and rude as he employed his bully-like tactics. Unfortunately,the govenor's actions won the approval of many viewers. Shame on them!<br /> <br /> I hope the second debate is conducted with stronger efforts to control the candidates. I do not believe that the president should stoop to the govenor's level. It is my hope that those supporting the govenor's actions, will realize that, as most bullies, there is little of value behind the action.<br /> <br /> Romney owes the moderator an apology. He failed to give Jim the respect due a man of his intelligence and integrity. Jim Lehrer should seek the advice of a qualified teacher in how to gain control of a classroom
Kosko Wrote: Wow. That was bad. Lots of criticism all over social media on Jim Lehrer's job as debate moderator. Rachel Maddow's first comment was, "We saw this debate format die tonight." after the debate.
jamesn Wrote: Don't blame Lehrer. He may have done a bad job, and I think he did, but that's not the reason that Romney won. This was probably the worst speaking performance I've seen from the president. Never fear, one down two to go.