Liberals, Democrats and conservatives alike are panning President Barack Obama’s debate performance, adding to the early perception that Mitt Romney destroyed him in the debate tonight.
Here’s The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, who surmises that this could’ve been the night Obama lost the election:
Here’s liberal comedian and Real Time host Bill Maher, slamming Obama:
Even MSNBC, most often the friendliest cable network to Obama, had trouble finding a silver lining. Chris Matthews had an epic meltdown over Obama’s debate performance. Lawrence O’Donnell, who said in June that Obama was the beneficiary of the Wisconsin recall election, found it hard to spin.
Liberal MSNBC host Ed Schultz said he was “absolutely stunned,” and that Obama took a “big step” toward a November loss.
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