Who Won the Debate Last Night: Top 6 Memes from the Second Presidential Debate

There is no substitute for watching the second presidential debate yourself, but if you missed it, let the top six memes recap the story for you.

1) Jobs for Jeremy

The first question of the night was asked by a 20-year-old college student named Jeremy, who asked the candidates what they would do to ensure he has a job when graduating from college in 2014. Romney answered, "When you come out in 2014 — I presume I'm going to be president — I'm going to make sure you get a job."

This comment led to the Twitter trend #getjeremyajob.


2) Binders Full of Women

Mitt Romney was asked where he stood on equal pay for women. He answered by saying he had "whole binders full of women" brought to him when looking for female cabinet candidates when he was governor.

This sparked the creation of the website http://bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com/ , the Twitter account @RomneysBinder, and the highest-trending Twitter topic #bindersfullofwomen.


 


 



3) Home in Time to Cook Dinner

Romney answered the same equal pay question by adding that he believes in being flexible with female employees so that they can meet their other obligations. For example, his chief of staff said she needed to be able to "get home at 5:00 so I can be there making dinner for my kids."



 4) I Don't Look At My Pension

During a question about immigration, Romney pivoted the conversation to suggest that Obama has pensions in China and elsewhere outside of the United States. Obama's response is quoted in this meme:


5) 1-Point Plan for the Economy

Romney said he has a five point plan to restore the economy and create jobs in America. Obama dismissed Romney's plan, calling it a “one-point plan” that consists of protecting “those at the top.”


6) An Entertaining Debate

All in all, it was an entertaining debate. But it would have been far more entertaining if the candidates had switched hair with their wives.


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Danielle Gram

Danielle is a graduate of Harvard College where she earned an AB in Religion and Sociology. After graduating in 2011, she traveled in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as a Sheldon Fellow, exploring issues arising from conflict and crisis. Danielle is the cofounder of the international nonprofit, Kids for Peace (www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org). Her main PolicyMic interests include foreign affairs, domestic politics, and geopolitical strategy.

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