Lewis Black: Romney won debate by looking mildly more alert

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, October 4, 2012 21:30 EDT
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Thursday on CBS This Morning, comedian Lewis Black railed against the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney.

He questioned why Americans were only able to listen to the candidates for two-minutes at a time, complaining that it wasn’t even possible to explain how to souffle an egg in that amount of time.

“You can say Romney won it because he looked mildly more alert,” he continued. “But I don’t think anybody out there — I’m pretty bright, I don’t really know what they are saying. It sounds like English, I know it’s English, but it doesn’t come through. They should explain it. Don’t tell me you are going to do this, tell me how you are going to do it.”

When it came to voting, Black encouraged everyone to participate.

“I really think the most important reason to vote is that it is the one day that when I come out of that booth, I go, ‘this is the most ineffectual I ever feel.’ I feel like I have no effect on my environment. And what is great about that is that after you come out with that horrible feeling, every day that follows, you get to say, ‘well, you know, it was a bad day but at least I didn’t have to vote.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by MoxNews.com, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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