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Local Party Chiefs React To Prez Debate
A majority of polls Wednesday found Republican Romney with the edge after the first debate.
Oneida County Republican Chair Andy Loduha felt many people saw Mitt Romney in a new light...
"....I think we got to see a side of Mitt Romney that a lot of people were hoping to see and I think the debate was all about seeing a very seasoned and very successful and competent business executive debating a college professor...."
Loduha thinks Democrat Obama isn't as good a speaker without a telepromter. He felt Obama didn't know the facts as well as Romney.
Oneida County Democratic Party Chair Paul Knuth felt in this situation the challenger takes an early lead...
"....it's like all the debates have been...the first one of an incumbent president versus a challenger. I think Bill Clinton was the only one in the last four or five races that won his first debate..."
Knuth hoped the fact-checkers would point out from the Democrats view that Romney was off-base on claims of a Medicare shortfall, among other points.
The next debate is October 16 at Hofstra University in New York, with the final meeting October 22nd from Boca Raton, Florida. The vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will debate October 11 from Kentucky.