President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney had their first presidential debate on October 3rd, sparring for more than an hour over the future of economy, federal budget, tax cuts, education and health care.
Mitt Romney spent much of the first presidential debate discussing his key positions and stressing on the similarities he shared with President Barack Obama. On the other hand, President Obama was unsuccessful in responding efficiently, wandering into his professorial conduct and hardly attempting to mask his displeasure with Romney.
Romney won the debate at the University of Denver as per the common consensus among journalists and political operatives. Even though Romney was successful in making his position clear, there were a few points that were missing in the debates by the candidates that were expected to be brought up. Here’s a list of five important things that did not come up during the first presidential debate 2012:
Issues of Crime And Immigration:
Focus of the first presidential debate was on domestic policy but issues such as crime, gun culture and immigration were not even touched upon.
Gas charges blazed as a political concern on the campaign track, this summer, but apart from a small number of mentions about clean energy and coal, there was very little mention of the subject that hits people’s pockets and effects them severely.
47 Percent Comments: Obama did not raise the comments that Romney made about the 47% of the Americans “half of all Americans believe they are victims” that offended the nation badly.
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President Obama also missed out on Romney’s record as a “vulture capitalist” as some of the Republican candidates referred to him during the primaries.
The Supreme Court:
Neither of candidates raised the issue about who is going to control the employment of new justices in the approaching four years.