Local Pols Grade The Presidential Debate

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Senator Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis watched and rated last night’s Presidential debate together. Take a look at what they had to say to SI Live about the highs and the lows of the battle between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney and see if you agree.

Malliotakis gave Obama a C.

Reason: On the defensive talking about what should be done, but he’s had four years.
Best moment: Saying he’s fond of the term “Obamacare,” making light of one of his administration’s worse moments.
Worst moment: He seemed flustered responding to Gov. Romney’s points on the economy and health care.

Romney got an A.

Reason: Knowledgeable, passionate and to the point.
Best Moment: Calling out the president for wasting two years on Obamacare instead of fighting for jobs.
Worst Moment: A bit too eager and overly agitated when responding to the president’s misrepresentations.

Savino gave Obama a B.

Reason: He was a little stiff in his presentation.
Best moment: When he spoke about the strength of the American people in spite of any adversity.
Worst moment: He allowed Romney to mistakenly say several times that he cut $716 billion from Medicare.

Romney got a B as well.

Reason: He did better than everyone expected.
Best moment: His critique of time wasted on Obamacare when the president should have been focused on jobs.
Worst moment: When he said he’d cut programs if it wasn’t worth borrowing money from China to fund them.

Did you catch the debates last night? How do you think they did?

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