Video: Mitt Romney vs. President Obama, Highlights From Debate 1

| by Michael Allen

Tonight GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was aggressive against President Obama in their first debate in Denver, Colorado.

In case, you missed it, here are some of the highlights clipped by Mediaite.com, CNN, ThinkProgress.org and RawStory.com.

Romney said he would not reduce the tax rates paid by the rich: “I know that you and your running mate keep saying that, and I know that’s a popular thing to say with some people, but it’s just not the case.”

“Look, I’ve got five boys. I’m used to people saying something that’s not always true but just keep repeating it and ultimately hoping I’ll believe it. But that is not the case.”

President Obama took a jab at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, suggesting Romney was keeping his plans secret "because they are too good."

Pres. Obama said: “And at some point I think the American people have to ask themselves: Is the reason that Gov. Romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret, because they are too good? Is it because that somehow middle class families will benefit too much from them?”

Romney repeated his pledge to cut funding for public television: “I would stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too. But I’m not gonna keep on spending money on things to borrow from China to pay for.”

When asked about Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program, Romney dodged on answering. Instead, he said he would offer a private plan and a government plan.

Who won the debate? MSNBC host Ed Schultz said:“I was disappointed in the president tonight. The president had an opportunity tonight, he created a problem for himself on Social Security tonight: he agrees with Mitt Romney.”

“Every liberal in this country knows that Mitt Romney wants to privatize Social Security down the road. To do a deal with the devil on that I think would be the wrong thing to do.”

“I thought he was off his game. I was absolutely stunned tonight.”