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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

See the Presidential Debate Schedule below:

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.

Suzze October 06, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I will absolutely watch every last minute of all the debates! Might even throw a debate party with a few close friends ;)

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