Following the third and final presidential debate, Twitter is a mix of comments that are still digesting Monday night’s contest and those that are looking ahead to the next couple of weeks of the pre-election sprint.
The final debate registered fewer tweets, according to this tweet by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller:
“The folks at @Twitter report 6.5-million tweets during debate; down from 7.2-million at 2nd debate and 10.3-million during 1st debate.”
Looking forward on Tuesday morning is Sam Stein, political editor and White House Correspondent at Huffington Post, who tweeted about the Super PAC backing Mitt Romney:
“Restore Our Future launches $17.7 m ad campaign in 10 battleground states: Colo, Fl, Iowa, Mich, Nev, NH, North Carolina, Ohio, VA, Wisc.”
And John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine and MSNBC political analyst noted:
"At this point I'm ready to say we're down to 7 true bground states: CO, IA, WI, OH, NH, VA, FL. Have moved NC into WMR col and NV into BHO's"
Michael Falcone, ABC News deputy political director, quotes Romney top campaign aide Stuart Stevens in this tweet:
"Stu Stevens: 'No one is going to outwork Gov. Romney over the next 2 weeks...nobody'"
Josh Greenman, New York Daily News opinion editor, jokes about the coming bombshell announcement on President Barack Obama from Donald Trump:
“And lo, the morning before he with the weird hair was to shake the world to its core, there was calm throughout the land.”
The debate and arguments over some of the statements by the candidates will be part of the news cycle for the next few days. And the word “bayonets” will be part of that.
Max Boot, a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted:
“Stars of these debates? Big Bird, binders, bayonets. Tell me someone saw this coming!”
Jonah Goldberg of the National Review tweeted:
“Just for the record, submarines -- ships that go under water as Obama calls them -- existed in 1916.”
Julian E. Barnes, Pentagon reporter, for The Wall Street Journal:
“1916: 214k Marines and soldiers with bayonets. Today 204K Marines with Bayonets. But I am not sure how many Army Rangers, SF have bayonets”
James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal makes this solid observation:
“Third debate aftermath has one thing in common with the first: The left is mocking Romney for not conforming to its caricature.”
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