Moore was not pleased with debate moderator Jim Lehrer either, tweeting that he might have been coached by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood, addressing the Republican National Convention in late August, spoke to an empty chair on stage.
Political commentator and comedian Bill Maher, who has given a million dollars to the super-PAC supporting Obama, similarly blamed Lehrer for what he called a win for Romney.
my rating: Romney won the debate, Obama had the facts on his side, and Lehrer sucked. Next debate, get @sethmacfarlane to host!— Bill Maher (@billmaher) October 4, 2012
At one point in his Twitter rant, Moore asked first lady Michelle to "give him the signal" and urged Obama not to pull his punches. He also asked if former President Clinton, who has become a mainstay on the campaign trail for Obama, could substitute for the president.
It's not the first time Moore has critiqued Obama: he also publicly weighed in against Obama's decisions on Libya, gun control and increasing the troops in Afghanistan back in 2009, among other things.
Is Bill Clinton coming in to sub for the next quarter? O! Wake up! Attack! That is not john McCain over on that podium!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 4, 2012
Was Jim Lehrer coached by Clint Eastwood? Can anyone out there in the Twitterverse make any sense outta what he's doing?— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 4, 2012
Eastwood's chair would do a better job moderating this debate. Romney is both candidate and moderator. Has Clinton arrived yet???!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 4, 2012
What's that silence I hear? No one throwing a party? No one saying this election is a slam dunk for Obama? What happened to the victory lap?— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 4, 2012
Ok, here's my optimistic tweet: Romney didn't convince a single Obama voter to change their vote. But O needed to fire up the base. Not done— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 4, 2012