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:
Anybody keeping track of time of possession? I would guess Romney has talked at least 60% of the time.
— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) October 4, 2012
Lehrer has completely lost it.
— felix salmon (@felixsalmon) October 4, 2012
Jim Lehreris getting run over#debates
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 4, 2012
Jim Lehrer, as Romney rolls over him: 'no, no, no!' #debates
— HuffPost Media (@HuffPostMedia) October 4, 2012
Romney just steamrolls his way over Jim Lehrer.
— Ashley Parker(@AshleyRParker) October 4, 2012
I feel badly for Jim Lehrer tonight.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 4, 2012
Other nominees for debate anchors:@ ezraklein @ tpm Josh marshall even @ drudge_report would be better
— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) October 4, 2012
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