Romney: 47% remark 'wrong'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his comment on a secretly taped video in which he disparaged 47 percent of voters as dependent on government "was just completely wrong".

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Michael Moore bemoans Kerry choice as debate coach

Filmmaker and Democrat supporter Michael Moore tweeted:

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This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.

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Get this: Obama spoke FOUR minutes longer than Romney did tonight! Didn't feel that way, did it? That sorta says it all.

Parody Big Bird account created after Romney's PBS comments

A parody account of Sesame Street's Big Bird has been created after Mitt Romney said he would stop the subsidy to PBS.

He said: "I'm sorry Jim. I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm gonna stop other things. I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too."

@FiredBigBird replied:

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Romney will fire Big Bird and Cookie Monster and replace them with the replacement refs #bigbird

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Somewhere Paul Ryan is kicking over trash cans in hopes of smoking out Oscar the Grouch

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Big Bird talk igniting Twitterverse

by Michael Herrod: Washington News Editor

Big Bird is tonight igniting the Twitterverse after Mitt Romney talked about cutting funding to certain items in the budget, including cuts to PBS, which employs debate moderator Jim Lehrer and which airs Sesame Street in the Unites States.

"I'm sorry Jim. I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm gonna stop other things," Romney said. "I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too."

Immediately someone created a @FiredBigBird account, which instantly leapt into four figures in numbers of followers.

US media claim Romney victory

Guardian US editor Janine Gibson, BuzzFeed Politics Andrew Kaczynski and The Hotline's editor Reid Wilson tweeted:

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Can't blame the format. Obama was not good and Romney was much improved.

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Romney needed to do something special tonight. He did. Not race-ending home run, but Obama's momentum could be arrested.

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