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Debate Still Being Debated on Twitter

Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 12:19 PM

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The debate at Hofstra University between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is dominating news cycles two days later and is being dissected and debated on Twitter.

The second debate saw a 30 percent decline in Twitter activity, according to the New York Times. Still, more than 7.2 million messages were written on Tuesday night in reference to the presidential debate, candidates and related terms.

As the debate continues to reverberate on in the news and on Twitter, here are some of the more interesting tweets from the last 12 hours.

Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is hoping Ann Romney gets treated nicely on “The View” on Thursday:
“@AnnDRomney on The View tomorrow. Perhaps the ladies will have the correct amount of caffeine that will make them behave nicely!" - (@CindyhM1)

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The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, highlights a theory flying around Twitter about President Barack Obama:
“A shocking number of people on twitter seem to believe Obama threw the first debate to set up a comeback narrative & goose fundraising.” - (@RyanLizza)

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Real estate mogul Donald Trump tweeted to his 1.5 million followers:
“Polls are starting to look really bad for Obama. Looks like he'll have to start a war or major conflict to win. Don't put it past him!” - (@realDonaldTrump)

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Trump also tweeted:
“Obama did much better than he did last time--but still lost decisively.” - (@realDonaldTrump)

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The word “binders”  — referring to Mitt Romney’s mentioning it during the debate — was still in the news two days later, as it was brought up on the “Morning Joe” show.

Mike Gonzalez, who is vice president for communications at The Heritage Foundation and a former Bush administration official, tweeted:
“Wow, @MorningJoe people seriously calling out @MorningMika on this binder silliness, telling her they want to discuss issues, not trash.” - (@Gundisalvus)

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Gonzalez also tweeted:
“Please somebody, please, explain to me how this "binders" comment is patronizing or insensitive, or even a gaffe. Never been at such a loss."
- (@Gundisalvus)

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Cher was apparently outraged about the treatment of “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski during talk about binders:
"Am watching Morning Joe ! These men did everything but pat her on the head & say “now Mika you be Quiet While the men talk politics !” - (@cher)

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And finally, President George W. Bush’s former spokesman, Ari Fleischer, reacting to the news on Thursday that Newsweek will shutter its print edition at the end of the year, tweeted:
“I wonder if Newsweek will get to keep its seat in WH briefing room. The final decision rests w former Time reporter Jay Carney.” - (@AriFleischer)

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