For Immediate Release
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October 4, 2012
Contact: Jerame Davis
National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Reacts to First Presidential Debate
Washington, DC - After tonight's first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director, Jerame Davis, released the following statement:
"Mitt Romney came to tonight's debate prepared to take pot shots at President Obama while dodging questions about the specifics of his vague plans. In contrast, President Obama addressed the American people directly and laid out a vision for the next four years. Romney's choices - style over substance, attacks over proposals, platitudes over policies - speak to his character and the type of leader he would be.
"Mitt Romney's boorish behavior and Jim Lehrer's poor moderation overshadowed the night, but the President still delivered a substantive vision for his next term. Knowing that Romney bullied a gay teen during prep school helps to explain his churlish behavior at tonight's debate. Instead of looking presidential, Romney appeared to be nothing more than a belligerent schoolyard bully.
"I look forward to the two remaining presidential debates and next week's vice-presidential debate should be enlightening as well."
National Stonewall Democrats is the national voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Democrats, with more than 80 local affiliates across the nation. Stonewall Democrats works to elect more pro-equality Democrats regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity - and to improve the Democratic Party on issues important to LGBT Democrats.