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What Time Is the Second Presidential Debate?

The second debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Pacific time.

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Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTube, New York Times cartoon, Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show, Obama vs. Romney on SNL

Presidential Debate Schedule

October 16, 2012

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific 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: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific 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 and will focus on foreign policy.

Get a recap of who's running in the 2012 Presidential Election and explore past debates on 2012PresidentialElectionNews.com.

In the first presidential debate on Oct. 3, analysts and the American largely named Gov. Mitt Romney the victor. 

In the most recent vice presidential debate, there were mixed reactions to Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. 

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

Mona Taplin October 16, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Yes I will be watching the debates. My question would be on domestic policies. I would ask both President Obama and Governor Romney if they are at all concerned about the number of investors in foreign lands who are buying up homes for sale here in the US. I understand that toll bridges and roads as well as some of our parks are now owned by investors abroad. Many countries will not allow foreigners to own property. I think this has grown to serious proportions and would like laws to prevent it from going any further.
Mona Taplin October 16, 2012 at 04:23 AM
I would ask Governor Romney this: You have stated repeatedly that the first thing you would do if elected is eliminate Obamacare and replace it with your version of health care. You also have stated there are some parts of Obamacare that you like, such as insurance for those with pre existing conditions. Why then would Obamacare in it's entirety be eliminated, and exactly what would you replace it with? You have said your ideas are better, but you haven't stated what those ideas are so we can understand them.
Mona Taplin October 16, 2012 at 04:31 AM
I would ask both candidates why children of illegal immigrants are being granted certain rights on the grounds it is not their fault they were brought here. Many legal US citizens feel it isn't our fault either, but we get stuck carrying the guilt wagon. Example: We are now loaning children of illegal immigrants money that we haven't got for college education. How smart is that?
Jo Tog October 16, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Before the debate, try and watch this; http://www.westernjournalism.com/why-dont-more-people-know-these-facts-about-obama/?utm_source=Western+Journalism&utm_campaign=172694406a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email
Justin October 16, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Is this the one that tells about all the lies Romney told during the first debate? Or about his outsourcing jobs to China via Sensata?
Andrew Peceimer October 16, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Chris, I will take you up on the promise. How about we bet a month's worth of Obama's food stamps?
Mona Taplin October 16, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Jo tog, better yet instead of relying on very biased reports for or agaisnt either of the candidates, just pay more attention to what YOU hear them say or who YOU notice they associate with and use a little common sense in assessing the information. Both candidates have Ideas that I do and do not like. I think Obama has done a very good job under very trying circumstances so my mail in vote went for him.
Phyllis McArthur October 16, 2012 at 05:30 PM
ugh, I'm so burned out on all things political, I'm going to the mall at 6:00 tonite and buy something pretty.....
Justin October 16, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Andrew--I'll see your month's worth of food stamps, and raise you 100 Sensata outsourced jobs.
Andrew Peceimer October 16, 2012 at 06:21 PM
And let's throw in Moroccan pottery classes paid for by the US Taxpayers! http://townhall.com/columnists/kevinglass/2012/10/16/moroccan_pottery_obamaphones_and_gaydar_how_the_government_wasted_your_money_this_year/page/full/
Gladwyn d'Souza October 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM
A waste of time. These two clowns deserve each other.
Mona Taplin October 16, 2012 at 08:53 PM
That sounds like a first class idea Phyllis!
Mona Taplin October 16, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Obamaphones? Geez! Are people still falling for that one?
Chris Kiely October 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Those Obamaphones will be collector's items. Only question is whether that happens in a month, or 4 years
Andrew Peceimer October 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM
The broken promises continue....and we are paying the bills.... http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/16/state_department_official_negotiations_to_extend_us_troop_presence_in_afghanistan_s
Phyllis McArthur October 16, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Mona! wanna go shopping with me? The mall will be empty and we'll have the run of the whole place!

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