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Press Release: What They're Saying About Mitt Romney: "Our Next President"

October 17, 2012


"Two Very Good Debates Back To Back" ... "Very Effective" ... "Confident And Realistic" ... "Dynamo, Winner"

Real Clear Politics: "Luntz Focus Group Of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch To Romney." "A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. 'Forceful, compassionate, presidential,' one participant said. 'Confident and realistic,' said another. 'Presidential,' another told Luntz. 'Enthusiastic,' another reacted. 'Our next president,' one man said. 'Dynamo, winner,' said one more." (Real Clear Politics, 10/16/12)

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Romney's Strongest Argument: Obama 'Speaks' Great. 'But We Have A Record To Look At.'" (Twitter.com, 10/16/12)

Miami Herald's Marc Caputo: "Ticking Off Unkept Promises Of Obama From Deficits To Immigration." "Boom. Boom. Boom. Romney swings back crisply, ticking off unkept promises of Obama from deficits to immigration." (Twitter.com, 10/16/12)

The Hill's Bob Cusack: "Romney Is Closing Well..." "Romney is closing well here. Mentions God, not settling on the economy, reforming entitlements. #debates" (Twitter.com, 10/16/12)

CBS' Mark Knoller: "It Appeared Romney's Cuts At The Pres Drew More Political Blood." "Both candidates scored points against one another, but it appeared Romney's cuts at the pres drew more political blood." (Twitter.com, 10/16/12)

BuzzFeed's Ben Smith: "Romney Did, Again, Come Away Looking Like A Guy Who Could Be President, Which Is Probably The Most Important Thing." (Twitter.com, 10/16/12)

CBS' Charlie Kaye: "In The @CBSNews Instant Poll, 65% Say Romney Won On The Issue Of The Economy. 34% Say Obama Won On The Economy." (Twitter.com, 10/16/12)

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Romney Smart To Play Offense Against Obama On Immigration. Force Obama To Explain, Cut Time Obama Can Lace Into Him. #Debates"

CNN's David Gergen: "I Think That Mitt Romney Has Had Two Very Good Debates Back To Back. I Think A Solid Performance Tonight..." GERGEN: "I think that Mitt Romney has had two very good debates back to back. I think a solid performance tonight, and I think overall, he looked like he could be president more than two weeks ago." (CNN, 10/16/12)

CNN's Gloria Borger: "Romney's Best Moments Were Focusing On The Economic Record And Saying The Middle Class Has Been Buried Many Times..." BORGER: But I will tell you, Mitt Romney's best moments were focusing on the economic record and saying the middle class has been buried many times." (CNN, 10/16/12)

CBS' John Dickerson: "Governor Romney Showed That The First Debate Wasn't A Fluke. He Came Back Hard At The President, He Stood Toe To Toe." (CBS, 10/16/12)

Politico's Alexander Burns: "Romney... Was At His Smoothest And Most Assertive In Exchanges On The Economy..." "Romney, meanwhile, was at his smoothest and most assertive in exchanges on the economy, urging voters to hold Obama accountable for four years of lackluster economic growth." (Politico, 10/16/12)

The Associated Press' Steve Peoples And David Espo: "Romney Gave As Good As He Got." (The Associated Press, 10/16/12)

The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook And Patrick O'Connor: "Mr. Romney Distilled His Argument Against The President Down To A Simple Theme: The Country Can't Afford Four More Years Under Mr. Obama." (The Wall Street Journal, 10/16/12)

AEI's James Pethokoukis: "Very Effective." "Romney answered the Bush question, outlined his plans, mercilessly pounded on the Obama econ record. Very effective" (Twitter.com, 10/16/12)

Mitt Romney, Press Release: What They're Saying About Mitt Romney: "Our Next President" Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/303635

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