Social media winners and losers from Tuesday’s debate

Twitter buzzed about the candidates’ feistiness during the second presidential debate, but ultimately, four words took the Internet by storm: binders full of women.

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Winners for this debate on Twitter were personal space, moderator Candy Crowley, binders, pensions, and, hopefully for the last time, the avian world and Big Bird.

The setup of the debate, as each candidate was supposed to sit down when the other was answering a question, made for an uncomfortable dance between the two candidates between questions. The tense exchanges were not lost on the world of Twitter. Some comments:

From The Washington Post‘s @TheFix: “The almost personal space violation makes my stomach churn.”

ABC News legal reporter Dan Abrams said: “I think every answer thus far has included an insult towards the other.”

Writer and blogger Maggie Serota tweeted: “I wanna get up and go to the bathroom, but I know the minute I walk away, the first punch is gonna get thrown.”

Jamie Kilstein ‏@jamiekilstein: “That got tense, but a fist fight would have been the only honest thing that could have happened tonight.”

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