15 Tweets That Explain Why Obama Lost the First Debate

Commentators took to Twitter with snark and sass to talk about why Obama lost the first debate.

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Moderator Jim Lehrer, far left, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama, right, participate in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver.

The first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in Denver Wednesday night was the most tweeted event in U.S. political history, according to Twitter. The great majority of those tweets appeared to be not so kind to Obama, whom most polls agreeing he badly lost this round. According to a CNN poll, 67 percent of debate watchers questioned believed Romney clearly won the debate, reportedly the highest number in the history of that poll.

Both liberal and conservative commentators took to Twitter with snark and sass to explain why:

Elizabeth Flock is a staff writer for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook or reach her at eflock@usnews.com.