The presidential debate: Did moderator Jim Lehrer get steamrolled by Mitt Romney?

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Jim Lehrer played the role of enforcer Wednesday night at the first presidential debate.

The GOP candidate is blowing past Lehrer's time limits, drawing testy rebukes

In the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney seemed to have his way with moderator Jim Lehrer. The Republican candidate repeatedly blew through Lehrer's attempts to keep his responses within time limits (as did Obama), and at one point successfully demanded that he get the last word in a debate over taxes. (Some clever Tweeter has already created a "Silent Jim Lehrer" profile.) Here, some other reactions from Twitter:

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— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) October 4, 2012

— felix salmon (@felixsalmon) October 4, 2012

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— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 4, 2012

— HuffPost Media (@HuffPostMedia) October 4, 2012

SEE MORE: The presidential debate: Mitt Romney swears that his tax cuts won't add to the deficit

— Ashley Parker(@AshleyRParker) October 4, 2012

— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 4, 2012

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— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) October 4, 2012

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