If you have accessed the Internet in the past 12 hours I’m not sure how you could have missed that the first presidential debate happened last night in Colorado. Anyways it did. And here’s a quick recap from news sources around the web.
- The Guardian put together this helpful article and several graphics breaking down each candidates responses.
- Mid response, Mitt Romney said he would cut programs like PBS and made a comment about liking Big Bird… giving the Internet a free pass to explode with memes and parody twitter accounts. (via USA Today)
- Washington Today takes many arguments from last night’s debate piece by piece and runs them against a fact-checker. Here’s how the candidates fared.
- Political analysts overwhelmingly saw Romney as the winner of the first debate, but does it matter? (via Center For Politics)
The biggest loser of the night (besides Big Bird)? Jim Lehrer, who was tossed around by both candidates. Poor Jim. But again, the Internet came through with the quickest, most hilarious meme… maybe ever? (And if you don’t get it, I can’t help you.)