CNN's Washington Bureau chief Sam Feist has tweeted:
BREAKING: Results of CNN-ORC Post-Debate flash poll. Who won the debate: Romney 67%, Obama 25%. +_ 4%. #CNNDebate
Filmmaker and Democrat supporter Michael Moore tweeted:
This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.
Get this: Obama spoke FOUR minutes longer than Romney did tonight! Didn't feel that way, did it? That sorta says it all.
I simply couldn’t be prouder of my husband tonight. –mo
Two statistics from Twitter Government - @gov:
- Tonight's debate was the most tweeted about event in US political history, topping the numbers from the RNC and DNC.
- 17,000 Tweets per minute for "Big Bird" and 10,000 Tweets per minute for "PBS".
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."
Romney will fire Big Bird and Cookie Monster and replace them with the replacement refs #bigbird
Somewhere Paul Ryan is kicking over trash cans in hopes of smoking out Oscar the Grouch
The White House press pack accidentally got into Mitt Romney's press van after tonight's debate. They were only alerted when the driver said: "I think Romney did real good".
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.
Guardian US editor Janine Gibson, BuzzFeed Politics Andrew Kaczynski and The Hotline's editor Reid Wilson tweeted:
Can't blame the format. Obama was not good and Romney was much improved.
MSNBC panel discussing saying Romney won right now.
Romney needed to do something special tonight. He did. Not race-ending home run, but Obama's momentum could be arrested.