2nd Presidential Debate: The Scorecard

Jonathan Karl on where each candidate showed strength, weakness during town-hall debate.
3:00 | 10/17/12

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And also watching the debate last night was our own jonathan karl, who weighs in now with his personal scorecard. Reporter: When it comes to the biggest whopper of the debate, mitt romney took the prize when he claimed that he would have done exactly what president obama did to save the auto industry. That was precisely what i recommended and ultimately what happened. Reporter: That's just plain wrong. The president did put the auto companies through chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, as romney suggested, but he also loaned them $80 billion in taxpayer money. Romney opposed that. Many car industry analysts say without th public money, detroit would have gone under. But president obama came in a close second when the green president suddenly sounded like a texas oil man. We're actually drilling more on public lands than in the previous administration. Reporter: Not true. Leases and permits for oil drilling on public lands are actually down by about 40% over the last three years. And the biggest shocker of the night? Obama and romney broke their own 21-page debate agreement. It called for each of them to stay in their own pre-designated areas. So much for that. Instead, they seemed to imitate glad yeah torps, stalking, finger pointing, moving aggressively towards each other. As politico's mike allen put it, the secret service must have been on edge. They must have been, jon. So, you told me, there was somebody else in the room who won. A surprising winner? Reporter: Yes, diane. The clear winner of last night's debate was jeremy epstein. He was that 20-year-old college student who asked the very first question about getting a job after he graduates. Well, since then, get jeremy a job has been trending on twitter. A sign that his job prospects are up and after the debate, he talked to both candidates, even got a promise out of mitt romney for a job after he gets out of college -- but diane, I don't know if that will happen. Jeremy told us he is no longer an undecided voter. If the election were today, he said he would vote for obama.

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