Obama And Romney Square Off Tonight: 2012 Presidential Debate Schedule

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off tonight in the last presidential debate scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

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As a reminder, here is the complete schedule for this season's presential and vice presidential debates:


October 3, 2012

Topic: Domestic policy 
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)

The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.

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.


October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential

Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific 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: 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.

The Teller of Truth October 22, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Well lets hope they saved the best for last. Should be very interesting to listen to Bob Schieffer as the moderator. Hope he does better than Big Bird & Candy Crowley.
Anon October 22, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Yeah the first 2 were one sided cheating liberals. Its typical though. If I were the moderator, I would be slapping their hands to shut up when its not their turn. Maybe a shock collar would do the trick. The funny thing is that Obama never talks about anything substantial, just what he "thinks" Romney will do. He is very jealous of Romney you can tell. He needs to get over it.
kylee October 22, 2012 at 07:00 PM
i agree with obama
kylee October 22, 2012 at 07:01 PM
i agree they should save the best for last
Brian Nails October 22, 2012 at 07:02 PM
It seems like more and more people are now realizing that Mitt Romney has based his entire campaign on false information. It does not take that much research to find out that his entire "political" career has been based on misleading and flip-flopping positions. American people cannot have a President that is known to be a liar. Particularly when it comes to such important issues as women's rights (Lily Ledbetter Act, which he opposes) or equal rights (he opposes gay people having the same hospital visitation rights as straight people, for example) or even on an economic level; he would increase, by trillions of dollars the military, which they have not asked for, at a time when all Americans agree we should be moving OUT of Iraq and OUT of Afghanistan. So many lives have been lost. We are only just now finally beginning to come out of one of the most difficult times in our countries history and he wants to increase spending for war? And to top it off, Mitt Romney has the highest, domestic and international disapproval ratings of any president-hopeful in the history of the world. Higher than Bush. That is not American. That is not right. We should be proud to be American. We should be proud of our country. We are worth more than that.
Richard Giles October 22, 2012 at 07:52 PM
It has been stated that people are dependent on the very wealthy for their jobs and income and thereby even for their homes, living and life style, almost as if owing loyalty. That is the “trickle down” theory but what is reality and who really benefits who? Actually “the money” is simply after profits with that being their only real motivation, completely substantiated in their shipping jobs overseas and cutting jobs to increase profits - there really is no obligation there. Now how do the working people benefit the wealthy and their profits? Well they spend the money that buys the products and creates the profits and they work the jobs to create, sell and service the products that provide the profits. Actually everyone is dependent on everyone else to some degree and what is best is a honestly level playing field with fair play so that everyone benefits ... and not ever just a concentration on catering to “the money”, allowing their run-away greed, gross dishonesty and self-indulgence that slants the economy in that one direction - like what we have experienced and have seen pushed by “puppet” politicians serving “the money” for their support. Corporations aren’t people but they are literally composed of numerous workers doing their jobs to create the profits that “the money” enjoys and those people deserve fair consideration and not to just be taken for granted.
Diana October 22, 2012 at 08:39 PM
This debate should be pretty intense, with what just happened in Libya that Obama hid and lied to the American people about I am sure that Romney will have a field day with it. Talk about lying!
jill smith October 22, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Here is the problem I have with Obama, he is a puppet just like Romney. Obama is not telling the American people the truth. Behind the scenes Obama has given billions of our tarp money to people like Singer a billionaire, and his gang, instead of exposing them for the crooks they are. Romney has made millions from the other billionaires, who have outsourced our jobs and black mailed everyone. . Obama is the commander in chief, I don't like the way he has hidden all the corruption from the American people. He has radical borderline crazy czar's surrounding him, and has lied to the American people so many times, one could write a 500 page book, just about Obama,s bait and switch lying. Obama cannot handle these greedy filthy rotten banker billionaires, he has proven that. Can Romney, who knows, he certainly understands how they operate. You have to choose the least lethal, and as sad as it is in my opinion it's Romney. He wont take us down the Obama road, and I do believe he will get the economy moving.
Garland Money October 22, 2012 at 09:37 PM
President Obama has the one thing Romney never did have-- class. Romney chased down a fellow student suspected of being gay, and shamed the boy. Today, he would have a criminal record for perpetrating and fomenting a hate crime. Can anyone imagine Obama doing such a thing? Romney was a child of privilege, who still seems to think he has this election coming to him, as a birthright. Obama came up the hard way, earning scholarships and making his own way, ala Bill Clinton, as an underdog and unlikely success. Unlike Sen. Prescott Bush's son Poppy Bush and grandson George W., nobody paved his way.
Anon October 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Garland just posted that Obamas has class~ LOL!! Thats classic! HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING HIM DEBATE GARLAND?? OMG!! He lacks in mostly class alone, well also brains, but thats a different post. Love it! Keep em coming!
Anon October 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM
As a birth right? LOL Do you know he gave his whole inheritance from his father to charity? I bet you wouldnt! Neither would B.O. I think he wants my kids inheritance too!
Anon October 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Oh Garland, I am so sorry your dad was stupid and didnt start a business that you could have handed to you. Some of us have to work! Its ok, come join us!
jill smith October 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM
You bet, Diana, the biggest liar is Obama without a doubt, or a second thought. Romney is not an insider like Obama.
N1smo2go October 22, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Wait whaaa? A child of privilege Romney was? Any person born or living in this country is a child of privilege. Have you seen how some people in other countries live? Have you even ventured out of this country. This country and everyone in it is the 1 percent of the world's population that is living good. Why do many come here, cuz it's better quality of life, in other places. Romney's father and so many other American's like him and me have struggled and worked their way out of it, to better themselves. There are far less people in the country these days that are willing to do that and think it is owed to them. It should be an example of how to improve your quality of life through hard work, sacrifice and determination, not expousing financial equality when people have not earned it. This country may have some skeletons in the closet, but noone in this country is held back from getting ahead, but the person in the mirror. The Romney's were poor as well and chose their path to success no different than anyone that has become successful. The only thing I ever hear coming from your side is excuses, or "somebody give me a shot", last time I checked there is no one stopping anyone from being successful. It is based on personal choice and hardwork. Quit with the labeling it's so typical of Democrats. It's a privilege to live here, and its' a persons duty to make it on their own and for government create the policies to allow it, not become a person's nanny. Romney 2012
One Voice October 23, 2012 at 12:21 AM
The decision should be easy do you want a President that makes things up or a President that makes things happen. Go Romney!
Anon October 23, 2012 at 12:23 AM
i vote for jobs and food. Not welfare and laziness!
Diana October 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Oh yea, the President has such class, he looks you right in the face and tells you nothing but BS, he is a great speaker as long as his teleprompter is working and someone can write his speech but without it he has nothing. His arrogance clearly shows that he could care less what the American people want, it is Obama's world, he is the man. If it all wasn't so pathetic it would be hilarious.
Vince October 23, 2012 at 01:13 AM
"President Obama has the one thing Romney never did have-- class. Romney chased down a fellow student suspected of being gay, and shamed the boy" Heck...where you been Garland? Obama woulda tried to date the kid fer cryin' out loud....ya best find you another example....Sheeesh.
Pickle Pusher October 23, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Romney reminding Obama "I'll see what I can do after the election Mr Putin" Round 1 = Romney
Vince October 23, 2012 at 01:22 AM
And Garland...there is a lot more of this type "expose material" to be found if you take the time to Google it up...and not that I care one bit if the fella is a Knob Gobbler in the shadows---it just struck me as mighty funny that you would pounce on Romney with what ya pounced on him with... http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=40983
tom October 23, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Before Obama gas $1.80
Anon October 23, 2012 at 04:39 AM
crickets chirping............
One Voice October 23, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Interesting article


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