Friday 20 April 2018

Peter Foster: Barack Obama gets a rude awakening

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama shake hands after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama shake hands after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver

IF BARACK Obama was under the illusion he didn’t have a fight on his hands to win the 2012 US election then he received a rude awakening last night.

From the very first answer of this 90-minute debate in Denver, Colorado, Mr Romney took command of an occasion that pundits and public alike had largely presumed Mr Obama would win. As it turned out on the night, they were wrong.



Given two minutes to set out their recipe for creating jobs, Mr Obama went straight to the numbers, wheeling out his favourite statistic that “over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created.”

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