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Watching The Debate, We Were All Like ...

We watched the debate so you didn't have to. You'll probably never be able to repay us, cause seriously that was painful.

Watching The Debate, We Were All Like ...

So last night the wait was finally over! President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were ready to rumble.


And like many Americans, we were ready to watch it go down.

Then they started talking, and they said all these numbers and statistics and stuff and it got hard to figure out whether they were actually saying anything.

But there were raised voices and a lot of interruptions, so we were like...

And then Mitt Romney kept interrupting … and interrupting. And he wouldn't let Lehrer finish a sentence.

Speaking of the "moderator," Lehrer was basically useless.

Mostly he said "er," "um," and "but I, uh…" and the candidates just went on not really saying anything substantive, so we were all...

And then, with a straight face, Romney said he likes regulation and loved green energy.

And we were like:

And then Romney said his 20 percent across-the-board tax cut somehow wouldn't cut taxes on the rich. And this was us:

And then, finally, by the grace of God, after just a few more platitudes and lies, it was over.

And the entire Upworthy live-tweeting team was like...

Actually, no, no we weren't. We were more like...

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