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Media outlets and personalities across the political spectrum agreed that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate of the general election.

“That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car,” The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway tweeted. But it wasn’t just conservatives saying Romney beat Obama.

“What was Romney doing? He was winning!” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said. “Obama should watch MSNBC every night” to improve his debate prep, he added.

Newsweek’s Andrew Sullivan, a fervent Obama supporter, denounced his performance. “He choked. He lost. He may even have lost election tonight,” Sullivan tweeted.

Read more at The Washington Examiner. By Joel Gehrke.

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