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The Suburbanite
  • Trading barbs on Twitter, Stark reacts to presidential debate

  • Stark County-area residents tweeted actively in response to the second presidential debate Tuesday night, contributing many of their own barbs to the Twitterverse about the key campaign faceoff.

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  • Stark County-area residents tweeted actively in response to the second presidential debate Tuesday night, contributing many of their own barbs to the Twitterverse about the key campaign face-off.
    “About to make me some popcorn and watch this debate,” said Bob Bright, of Garrettsville, whose profile identified him as a University of Mount Union freshman. “Don’t disappoint me tonight Obama.”
    “Obama is about to go at Romney’s neck,” tweeted Dreamchaser of Massillon.
    “Obama cant help himself, his smug, dismissive tone will show up tonight,” said Jeff Collins, 48, of Louisville, an independent.
    “We all know what to expect...” tweeted Marty of North Canton. “Romney to be on point, Presidential and Obama to lie and be a demagogue.”
    And predictably, they loved it when the candidate they were supporting made some points and zingers and thought the other candidate was being rude and evasive.
    “President’s Obama’s definitely doing better than last time,” said Rebecca Vareed
    “Listen to Obama carefully, he never answers a question directly,” said Collins.
    “Romney you say 5 point plan 5 point plan, what the hell is your 5 point plan? You don’t say anything,” tweeted Joe Richardson of Alliance.
    “I feel like Obama just denies things and interrups romney haha,” said Romney supporter Taylor Maylor, of Massillon, a Washington High School cheerleader watching the debate with her brother.
    Nicole Marie of Massillon, said, “To think I stayed home from the bar to hear Romney never let anyone else talk.”
    “Romney, so how will you actually make sure we get jobs?” asked Sarah Vandeweert, of Uniontown. “Thanks for not answering the question.”
    Timmy butera of Louisville tweeted, “Romney has a response for every one of Obama’s lies.”
    One Romney supporter tried to coach the Republican nominee on Twitter.
    “Romney needs to hit back hard on Obama’s ‘THIS is what you mean’ comments,” tweeted Chris Fogarty of Canton. “Say Solyndra Romney! Hit him where it hurts. ... Romney, here’s a talking point - ‘Mr. President, why are you putting a priority on elective contraceptives over life-saving drugs? ... Romney could stop being nice, turn to Obama and say: ‘You lied to us about Benghazi, Mr. Obama.’”
    “’I’m all for pipelines’-Obama. Yes, and I’m the Tooth Fairy!” tweeted former Republican Stark County auditor Brant Luther of Alliance. “I told you I would cut taxes for the middle class, and I did - Obama. Really? Obamacare is the biggest tax hike in history (on all of us)!”
    Luther praised Romney for criticizing Obama’s campaign appearances in Las Vegas as a “good hit.”
    “Well, Romney just lost the vote of anyone who cares about animals,” said Shane Stockall, a 17-year-old senior at Perry High School, referring to Romney’s comments about the federal government seeking to protect migratory birds at the expense of oil production.
    Page 2 of 2 - “Mitt is after birds again?” asked APGOPOHHS, APGOPOHHS, an apparent Hoover High School government teacher, in a knock at Romney’s Big Bird comment at the first debate. “This is the Barack-ness Monster version of the POTUS that we saw 4 years ago.”
    “Obama: well my pension isn’t as big as yours.....ROASSTEEDDDDDDDDDDD,” tweeted Daniel Aguirre, of Canton, an apparent Obama supporter, in response to the president’s barb that his pension wasn’t as big as Romney’s.
    Damian Kungle of Alliance raved at Obama’s claim that Romney was worse than President George W. Bush on social issues.
    “That was really clever on Obama’s part to bring up negative differences between Busch (George W. Bush) and Romney,” he tweeted.
    “Oops. Romney slipped on that banana,” said Matthew Miller of Alliance, referring to the moment when Candy Crowley told Romney that Obama indeed had called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror.”
    Other criticized Candy Crowley’s performance as the moderator.
    “How did Obama change from guns to education and not get stopped?” asked Ron Duff of Canton.
    “I like that the Prez and Governor Romney are going at each other,” tweeted @CSFRadioDZ. “Makes it more real. Politics isn’t always neat and clean.”
    “Obama glides to an easy, smiling finish while Romneys aggressiveness costs him this debate, in a worse way than Biden lost his #Debate2012,” tweeted M Miller of Canton.
    “Romney is gonna win,” said Brian Kolm of Homeworth.