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Obama, Romney's First Debate: Should The President Have Been More Agressive?

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This morning, after a night filled with pundits and every "expert" under the sun putting in their two cents in on the first debate, we wanted to hear from those who count the most: You.

After reading through a lot of your tweets and comments on how Romney and Obama performed, we noticed a trend in some of your responses. So we asked this:

Do you wish had been more aggressive?

Though we meant this question in reference to his debate performance, this conversation quickly took on a lift of it's own. It seems we aren't the only ones who've been struggling with this aspect of Obama's style of campaigning. Below, we've rounded up some of our favorite comments on in this discussion. Scroll through and let us know what you think.

Do you wish Obama had been more aggressive in last night's campaign or just in general? Can a Black president risk being aggressive during an election season?

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