Here's my problem. The issue, I think, is whether or not the candidate supports more oil and gas production and exploration in the US. The answer seems to be that Mitt Romney does and that President Obama wants to look like he does but got it so bogged down in details that it's not really clear what he supports. Now it wasn't just the President, but that's the part I really remember.
While the debate had some good statements on policy and position, it kept getting bogged down in spin. Not about what the candidate meant or intended but on how what a candidate said could be twisted to be used against them. The constant bickering and nit picking spoiled it in my eyes.
That said, here are the positions that I got from the debate:
- Things are getting better and will continue to do so if I'm re-elected.
- Mitt Romney's policies are the same as George W Bush's policies and electing him would bring back the disaster we're finally emerging from.
- Mitt Romney will cut taxes for the rich.
- President Obama is a good guy but his policies aren't working and we're not better off than we were 4 years ago.
- President Obama made several campaign promises which he either ignored or failed to live up to (immigration, gun control, social security reform, etc.)
- I will create jobs by lowering the tax burden on small business, making regulations less burdensome, and repealing "Obamacare" - oh, and by expanding free trade and making sure China doesn't cheat.