HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. ( TheStreet) -- Barack Obama went on the offensive Tuesday night at the second presidential debate as Mitt Romney refused to relinquish the momentum he grabbed from his energetic performance in the candidates' first meeting.
Obama and Romney offered voters a substantive spectacle at Hofstra University at the town-hall-style debate and even exchanged heated words a few times in a rare moment of face-to-face discussion.
TheStreet spoke to experts from various fields to gauge who they think won the debate. TheStreet also observed how pundits and journalists from other media outlets scored the contest. Here's what they all had to say in their own words.
Rep. Peter King, Republican Congressman from New York:"If the two of them were starting off fresh, then it could be fifty-fifty; I don't know which way the American people would go, but when you add in the fact that the president's policies have not worked, that gives the advantage to Mitt Romney. ... I think President Obama got inspired by Joe Biden, was going to try to dominate the stage, and I thought governor Romney did an effective job of being aggressive but respectful. ... I'm not going to second guess