Game change? Even liberals admitting Obama against the ropes in debate

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Here’s something you probably didn’t expect to see during tonight’s debate — consistently leftist celebrities and journalists wishing their president had some Greek columns to hide behind rather than a podium, where he appeared to be struggling against Mitt Romney.

Romney looks more confident and energetic – he's about a minute away from holding Obama down and cutting his hair. This better be ropeadope

— Bill Maher (@billmaher) October 4, 2012

i can't believe i'm saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter

— Bill Maher (@billmaher) October 4, 2012

Alec Baldwin had sworn off Twitter for a while, but he’s back, and he’s not happy.

O seems a hair off

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 4, 2012

Obama is a potentially great man who remains mildly uncomfortable in public life. Mitt is a gifted off-shore money tycoon and tax preparer

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 4, 2012

Obama — ONLY BILL CLINTON CAN MAKE NUMBERS SEXY. Stop it. #debate

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012

Obama just repeated back part of Lehrer's question to buy him some time. C'mon, Mr. President. You're flailing. #debate

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012

Oh, HERE'S Obama. Where the fuck have you been for the last hour? #debate

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012

Hey Barack, there's no bonus for winning this without using "47%". It's not fucking Galaga. #debate

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012

"A room temperature bowl of oatmeal" — Obama's closing statement #debate

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 4, 2012

Good Lord I need a joint oh my god I want to go down the path to an answer!!

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) October 4, 2012

So can I vote for Bill Clinton yet?

— samantha ronson (@samantharonson) October 4, 2012

Mitt won the debate. If it was a contest. But let's deduct the lies.

— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) October 4, 2012

#debate: I didn't learn anything new. Romney was solid (but my expectations were low). Obama didn't come hard enough, he seemed listless. :/

— Aubrey O'Day (@AubreyODay) October 4, 2012

Obama blew it. I hate to say it but Romney was lying and Obama didn't hit him on it. #Current2012

— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) October 4, 2012

My only hope is that the debate is so boring people won't see how bad obama is doing

— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) October 4, 2012

Analysis from @David_Gergen: "We've got a horse race." James Carville: It looked like Obama "didn't want to be there."

— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 4, 2012

.@JohnKingCNN: Barack Obama was rusty as a debater #CNNDebate. @David_Gergen: We have a horse race #CNNDebate

— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) October 4, 2012

Thune in spin room: Romney "crushed" O

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) October 4, 2012

Nobody likes seeing a prevent defense in action, and that's what Dems saw tonight.

— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) October 4, 2012

Current TV host: Romney knocked Obama's mouthpiece out like Tyson Holyfield.

— Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) October 4, 2012

Just watched a few minutes of MSNBC for fun. Their excuses for Obama are hilarious. The whole panel looks suicidal.

— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) October 4, 2012

Andrew Sullivan’s live tweet of the debate is perhaps the best chronicle of liberal disappointment out there.

Man, Obama is boring and abstract. He's putting us to sleep. I get his points but he is entirely wonky tonight. And he is on the defensive.

— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 4, 2012

Just terrible for Obama so far, in my opinion. Again, he keeps looking down to write. He should look him in the eye. http://t.co/rjMHKNer

— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 4, 2012

This is a rolling calamity for Obama. He's boring, abstract, and less human-seeming than Romney! http://t.co/rjMHKNer

— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 4, 2012

I can't even follow him half the time. Either exhausted, over-briefed … or just flailing. He's throwing debate away. http://t.co/rjMHKNer

— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 4, 2012

I am bored silly by Obama. If I am bored silly by this wonkish lecture, and his refusal to rebut specifics, i.e. lies, he's in trouble.

— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 4, 2012

Look: you know how much I love the guy, and how much of a high info viewer I am, but this was a disaster for Obama. http://t.co/rjMHKNer

— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 4, 2012

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