The presidential debate Wednesday night was the most tweeted about event in political history, and, it's still being talked about this morning.
Jon Stewart, appearing on Good Morning America today to tout his own upcoming debate (Saturday in Washington) with Bill O'Reilly, assessed President Obama and Mitt Romney.
think we can all be satisfied in this election that no matter what
happens, we're going to have an incredibly good-looking president,"
cracked Stewart. "That was some beefcake up there last night. The two of
them. And when they take this thing into the swimsuit competition...."
He continued: "There's not a country in the world ... put those two up against what? (German Chancellor Angela) Merkle?"
added that now, "Obama realizes, 'Oh, pre-season's over. I should
probably familiarize myself with my presidency and learn some of the
various numbers and things that go along...' I thought he had a very
difficult night. And I'm concerned he may not re-elect us."
The debate night was the most tweeted about event in political history, and stars weighed in.
Baldwin: "Obama is a potentially great man who remains mildly
uncomfortable in public life. Mitt is a gifted off-shore money tycoon
and tax preparer." And, "2 judge these men from these debates is
ridiculous. Obama is a 21st Century Democrat. He wants as much change as
corp America will allow."
Mia Farrow: "I love great schools I love Big Bird I like coal Not feeling the coal-love"
"I believe its important to note before this begins that Romney is a
millionaire and paid well below the average tax rate, paying only
Samuel L. Jackson: "What future generations is Mitt the
guardian of?! I think dude just wants to add Leader Of The Free World to
Dean Cain, who tweeted a lot about the debate: "Romney looks like the next President to me. I'm looking forward to next year. #Romney"
Moore: "Ok, here's my optimistic tweet: Romney didn't convince a single
Obama voter to change their vote. But O needed to fire up the base. Not
Bill Maher: "my rating: Romney won the debate, Obama had
the facts on his side, and Lehrer sucked. Next debate, get
@SethMacFarlane to host!"
Rob Lowe: "Watched a lot of debates, that was a real blood-letting. #POTUSwiffs#Mittenssticks
as Big Bird became a trending topic the instant Mitt Romney brought him
up, moderator Jim Lehrer got his share of attention, from criticism to
parody to sympathy.
Chris Rock: "Both candidates debated poorly. Obama is thinking about
his anniversary. Romney is nervous near a black man. Jim Lehrer is made
out of clay."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: "What r u doing, Jim Lehrer? What r u doing?!"
Al Roker cracked: "I hope Jim Lehrer gets the license plate of the truck that drove over him in this debate."
FunnyorDie noted: "'Poor Jim' is trending worldwide. So at least Jim Lehrer has that going for him. #debate2012"
Said Andy Cohen: "I sympathize with Jim Lehrer - sometimes its hard getting control over passionate people! #RH"
And emerging during it all was @Silent Jim Lehrer page, which included tweets such as, "um... I..."