'Binders full of women': What's the social media buzz about?
'Binders full of women': Romney used the phrase in answering a question about income equality for women. 'Binders full of women' now has a Twitter hashtag, and at least 20 Facebook accounts.
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— GET THE TRANSCRIPT: "Big Bird and Planned Parenthood" was the first of several Obama phrases that social media users shared throughout the night, but Obama's "Get the transcript" retort to Romney over the labeling an attack on a US consulate in Libya as an act of terror drew volumes of quick, passionate responses from both Obama and Romney supporters on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. Obama fans praised the president for calling Romney on his claim that Obama waited to label the attack terrorism, while Romney fans accused Obama of not being fully truthful. The day after the Sept. 11 attack, Obama said: "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation."Skip to next paragraph
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— THE QUESTIONERS: The everyday Americans who asked questions of Obama and Romney in the town hall-style debate took center stage in conversations on Twitter, even more than moderator Candy Crowley. At least four questioners, including college student Jeremy Epstein, became trending topics on the network. "Joe the Plumber" also trended because of the comparisons with a reference to Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher, who in 2008 became a household name after asking Obama about small business during a campaign stop.
— CROWLEY VS. LEHRER VS. RADDATZ: Crowley's performance was highly scrutinized, but the CNN personality was mostly spared the scathing reviews given to PBS's Jim Lehrer after his turn moderating the first debate. Many users, however, made "Where's Martha" a trending topic, speculating about whether ABC's Martha Raddatz would have been a good choice after her widely praised handling of the vice presidential debate.
— THE 47 PERCENT: Romney's now-famous "47 percent" comment finally made a cameo, instantly driving Reddit and Twitter users to weigh in. Romney's comment that he's concerned with 100 percent of Americans led users to compare it to the caught-on-camera moment from a fundraiser, and Obama generated even more responses when he mentioned it in his closing comments.
Oskar Garcia can be reached on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oskargarcia
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