President Barack Obama showed up, Mitt Romney didn't back down, and tonight's town hall debate at New York's Hofstra University was a fiery war of words.
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:
Mary J. Blige "Great Job on debate Mr. President! I never lost faith in u!"
Jared Leto Please vote obama so Romney doesn't make us all go to sunday school. And: @JohnnyBNerdy not as simple as that Johnny. But I'm happy to pay more taxes to help all.
David Arquette "I went to the Olympics" —Mitt Romney
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
Joy Behar Romney's plan for immigrants is to make them so miserable that they will beg him to self deport
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
Sarah SilvermanThen give more people the opportunity to BE a two parent family & make gay marriage legal u s--tty person
Wil Wheaton: Mr. Burns, er, Romney: your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?
Aisha TylerYes, Mr. Romney. Why are you against something now that you were for before? Oh, I get it. Because you will say anything to win. #debate
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%
Russell Simmons great night for Barack! Tomorrow morning, let's get to work! 21 days to win this election!
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?
Michael Moore Best line of the night: Obama: "Can you say that again, Candy?" (when Candy told Romney he wasn't telling the truth about O and Libya)
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?
Jesse Tyler Ferguson That debate was better than a real housewives reunion.
Alyssa Milano 7.2 million tweets during the debate in total. via @Twitter @HuffPostTech
Chrissy TeigenWAIT A MINUTE. There are rehearsals where John Kerry plays Mitt Romney and this ISN'T AIRED as some "debate after dark" show??
Aubrey O'DayIf ANYONE on ANY cable/broadcast network says Mitt Romney won this debate or that this was a draw, they are a flat out fool.
Josh Malina: "Don't forget to vote" was a weird closer. Why don't you just add "...you fucking idiots?"
Ivanka TrumpBoth the
#President and #Governor ended strongly. What did you think of the #debate. #Election2012
Eliza Dushku Nice finish
Mario Lopez Ok, just getting home from long day. I know, I know I missed the debate... Again.. I'm busy! So, who do we think won tonight??