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Michigan experts: Romney clear debate winner

October 4, 2012

In his debut performance on the presidential stage, Mitt Romney not only held his own against President Barack Obama, but also won the night, according to several Michigan political experts. Although Romney didn't hit any home runs, he debated respectably and held his own in every point, said Lyke Thompson, a political science professor at Wayne State University. Meanwhile, Obama landed some strong points against Romney. "They were like two fighters going straight at each other, through round after round of a hard-fought debate," Thompson said.