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Oklahoma party leaders reflect on Obama v Romney debate

The leaders of the Oklahoma Republican and Democratic parties have, not surprisingly, very different perspectives on Wednesday night's Presidential debate. 

GOP Chairman Matt Pinnell says Mitt Romney scored a clear cut victory. “Four years ago when Barack Obama debated, he didn’t have a record.  Four years later he has a record and it’s not a good one.” 

Wallace Collins, who heads the Oklahoma Democratic Party, said Obama performed well but predicts the President will be more aggressive at the next debate. “I think maybe last night he was too cautious and too Presidential.  Maybe the next time he’ll take the gloves off and come out more like a street fighter.”

Pinnell said the first debate was more than just a good night for the former Massachusetts Governor.  Much more.

“I believe it’ll be a game changer.  I think the problem for Obama is his vision for taxes and the government is just fundamentally unappealing," said Pinnell.

The second presidential debate, Tuesday October 16th, will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues.

The lone vice presidential debate is Thursday, October 11th.

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