Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left and President Barack Obama wave to the audience during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney faced off for the first time Wednesday night.
Moderated by veteran broadcast journalist Jim Lehrer, the debate aired live from the University of Denver’s Magness Arena.
Watch every moment here as the two nominees trade verbal jabs and try to convince voters that they are best equipped to head the executive branch of the U.S. government.
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