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Presidential Debate Schedule 2012

The second debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney will be held Oct. 16 at 9 p.m.

The first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama—which focused on the economy—was on Oct. 3 and two more remain. Vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan also will debate.

Comic Relief:

Name-calling debate on YouTube

New York Times cartoon

Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show

Obama vs. Romney on SNL

The Presidential Debate Schedule

October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential

Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

October 16, 2012

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

October 22, 2012

Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate on Oct. 3 and will focus on foreign policy. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

Will you be watching the debates? What is the most important topic, in your opinion? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Mantle Man October 07, 2012 at 11:15 AM
For me, the debates are the best part of any presidental campaign. A voter really gets an insight into the character, knowledge of the issues, sense of humor, and the ability to think one's feet of the candidates. These four traits are important to me as a voter. It has only been debate, but so far Mr. Romney is way ahead on all four. If he continues to dominate, or even just stays a step ahead of the President in the remaining two encounters, he will easily win the election.
Shobarani October 07, 2012 at 12:11 PM
The stability of US Economy and increase jobs along with education upto degree level and a strong,able,Military will bring back America to The Golden Country . I am an Induan citizen but I am 100% positive that Mitt Romney Would bounce the country back from Jeopardy to Normalcy Shobarani Tamma
Frances October 07, 2012 at 05:54 PM
The Presidential debate showed the The Factual, Intellectual, Businessman of Romney and why he is so successful and will lead us back from cliff we are bordering. Romney has a proven history of success in Mass working with an 87% Democratic Congress. The 2002 Winter Olympics were also saved by Romney. He did all this NOT taking a salary. Obama has a history of FAILURES and falsehoods. We can see this in jobs lost, the actual rate is 14%, a Bankrupt economy and failed Foreign Policies. Libya where 4 in our Embassy were RAPED, TORTURED and DRAGGED through the streets. Ambassador Stevens begged for additional Security and was DENIED. With the blood of these men on his hands Obama went off Campaigning in Las Vegas. You can find Obama on a TV show, Golf course, Vacation or Partying, anywhere but the Oval Office. The Obama's spent $1.4 BILLION last year alone. Obama said "If you can't run on your record then smear and destroy the other guy" That is his campaign. Obama constantly says "Everyone deserves their Fair SHARE...That is the COMMUNIST way ...The AMERICAN way is "Everyone deserves their Fair SHOT" Liberal CBS,NBC,ABC,MSNBC and CNN do not report any negatives on Obama to the point that if the news is bad they do not report it at all.
Frances October 07, 2012 at 08:44 PM
A scandal that is being blamed for Obama’s poor performance at the presidential debate has been seething on social media since late Thursday night. The Washington Examiner reports that an extensive investigation into the Obama campaign’s donations—specifically illegal donations from overseas—is due to be reported on by an unnamed national magazine in the next few days. Will this be the scandal that will derail the Obama campaign? Do the alleged overseas donations have anything to do with the illegal Russian money that poured into the Obama campaign in 2008? Was Obama paid off with Russian money to be “more flexible” with Russia in regards to U.S. missile defense systems? The discussion between Obama and Medvedev, caught on open mike in Souel: Obama said “Let me get reelected first, then I’ll have a better chance of making something happen” This to be passed on to Putin. Obama's 2008 campaign fund contributions were highly suspect as to their legitimacy, this seems to be happening again. This is honesty and transparency Chicago Thug style. Is anyone paying attention???? Does anyone care if we have a corrupt, dysfunctional government with criminal activities going on in the WH?
Scott Wilson October 15, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Has anyone watched the movie Obama 2016?

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