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Jon Stewart slams Obama: His problem wasn't body language, but 'mouth language' -- VIDEO

Sorry, Big Bird: Jon Stewart thinks Mitt Romney unquestionably won last night’s first presidential debate. “I’m sure President Obama now realizes, ‘Oh, preseason’s over. I should probably familiarize myself with my presidency, and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along with it,’” the Daily Show host told Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer today.

And Stewart didn’t stop there. “It wasn’t so much [Obama's] body language as the mouth language that he was using,” he explained, citing the president’s frequent pauses as a tic that made Obama not seem “present” in the debate. He compared Obama’s strategy to the tactic Muhammad Ali famously used in his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match against George Foreman: “It’s the rope-a-dope, but instead of letting your opponent punch himself out, you just get beat up.” READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Jose:

“I had five seconds before you interrupted me.”

–President Barack Obama, to debate moderator Jim Lehrer

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday, Oct. 3 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

Read more:
TV debate follow-up: How the emphasis on ‘narrative’ distorts the Obama-Romney race
Presidential debate review: Romney dominated from early on, Obama embraced his inner ‘Obamacare’
Big Bird winner of the debate — on social media, anyway

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