Jim Lehrer Tangles as Debate Moderator

Host of "PBS NewsHour" questioned President Obama and Mitt Romney in his 12th presidential debate.
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Good evening from the -- Serena at the university of Denver and Denver Colorado. I'm Jim -- the PBS Newshour and I welcome you to the first of the 2012. Presidential debates between president Barack Obama. The democratic nominee. And former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney the Republican nominee. What. Is the difference just contact but I get a threat -- he had just didn't just -- -- for a moment but but what is. These efforts virtually -- -- all right Jim let me just come back and that and that point -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- we're talking about TV and -- -- so everybody understands now. -- -- way over. Our first fifteen men as fun as that's -- Right that's right. No problem I'll get all don't have what you did somehow don't have about look at were still on the economy. Jim you may want to move on to another topic but I would disservice to the American people. Jim -- the for the president began this segment so I think I get the last word. So -- -- gonna get the frontal -- -- -- but he gets a first for that segment -- get the last for this and I hope let me just make this happen. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Then it will always be the best product that people can purchase. The last point I'd make. Before broken noses up so no I'm not -- looking -- I have five seconds Korean rookie was. We have the opportunity to start bringing down cost as opposed to just everybody millions of people out in the cold here five seconds -- -- -- ought to -- No these are tough problems and we got to make choices and the choices we've made have been ones that ultimately are benefiting. Middle class families all across the country we're gonna move to -- -- -- eye -- -- after spotted other glitches which is from my experience as a governor. All right gentlemen like. Did anyone check look at these are happy that -- we've got -- have three minutes left. And grade into view and -- -- your -- have been two bomber. Arrived dead on a poor job on average well -- well Jim I want to thank you. I don't think governor Romney because I think this was terrific debate never much -- -- thank you Jim thank you governor thank you Mr. President.

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