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Debating candidates sometimes don’t get it quite right

Both debaters were true to the old political axiom: The “people” come first. President Obama also was equally emphatic on taxes and touched on insurance often in defending his own health care overhaul and engaging Mitt Romney on the Massachusetts plan. Romney also talked frequently about taxes, both in defending his tax cut plan and berating the president for seeking higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans, including some small businesses.

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MICHAEL J. BAILEY, GABRIEL FLORIT/GLOBE STAFF

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