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Barrett believes Obama performed extremely well during second presidential debate

CREATED Oct. 16, 2012

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  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is confident President Obama swung momentum back his way after a lackluster first debate.

"I thought it was an extremely strong performance by President Obama," says Mayor Barrett to Newsradio 620 WTMJ following the second presidential debate.  "He was very presidential, he was assertive, he was forceful -- there was no equivocation whatsoever."

According to Mayor Barrett, the president's strongest moment was when he addressed questions about his handling of the recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

"I think he certainly rebutted any notion that there was politics involved in the tragedy that occurred in Libya," says Barrett.  "I think that was an extremely strong and presidential answer."

The attack in Benghazi, Libya killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, a State Department computer specialist and two former Navy SEALs who were working as contract security guards.

Barrett then went after Mitt Romney for having a budget plan that Barrett says, doesn't add up.

"If you have a five trillion dollar tax cut and you say you are going to take away deductions but they don't the cover the cost of that, somebody is going to be paying more in taxes, and that is going to be the middle class," believes Barrett.