How the Bay Area Reacted on Twitter to the First Presidential Debate

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at the first presidential debate.

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Disappointment.

That was the attitude expressed by many Bay Area residents on Twitter following Wednesday night’s presidential debate in Denver. Twitter said the debate was the most-Tweeted about U.S. political event to date, as more than 10 million Tweets were posted about the candidates, the moderator and the topics discussed.

In the Bay Area, many of those Tweets said the debate was boring and lacked substance. They criticized almost every aspect of the event, including the performance of moderator Jim Lehrer, the lack of vision expressed by the candidates and the font used in the stage decoration. Some Romney supporters did celebrate, saying their candidate performed better than the president. That’s been the position of other Romney backers across the country as well as some pundits and analysts, buttressed by some instant polls.

Below is a brief wrap-up of debate-related Tweets from the Bay Area. What did you think of the debate? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post and let us know.