And boy did the twitterverse take notice, especially the orbit occupied by Hollywood's finest.
Here's what the celebrities who are keeping an eye on the 2012 election had to say in 140 characters or less about Tuesday's presidential showdown:
Bill Maher: If the tea party is still voting for this immigrant loving, non tax cutting, birth control loving protectionist they care only about winning
Patton Oswalt: This isn't so bad for Romney. He can easily win this without single moms, immigrants, the middle class or all women. #debate
Wil Wheaton: Mr. Burns, er, Romney: your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?
Sandra Bernhard: please do not bring the religious crap into it, you went to France as a missionary you are so detached from what people feel or need in this country women students working class people you have contempt for those struggling 47%
Eva Longoria Mitt Romney just completely lied on his stance on contraception—he would put your boss between women and their doctors. And: Landslide victory for Obama. We saw one President for all Americans on that stage tonight, Barack Obama. #Forward
Kate Walsh: Was there a unilateral Fuschia agreement 2 nite?
Diane Sawyer: We thought the pressure couldn't get any higher. It probably did tonight. Thanks for watching
#Debates with us. Good night.
Mark Indelicato: Romney on gun control: get married?
Josh Malina: "Don't forget to vote" was a weird closer. Why don't you just add "...you fucking idiots?"