It’s coming! The all-important first Obama-Romney debate is just days away. We’ll have previews and features but we need to know what YOU will be watching for.
The topics for this first encounter will be:
Economy – 45 minutes
Health Care – 15 minutes
Role of Government – 15 minutes
Governing – 15 minutes
Please help us by adding your questions/ideas in the COMMENTS. And share this so others can join the conversation!
We’ll also offer links to Causes stories relevant to issues raised in the debate as they emerge. For starters here are links to some of our topic pages: Voting Rights, Health Care, Government, Economy, Jobs, War on Women, Women, Civil Rights , Climate Change ,LGBT Rights, Education, Energy , Economy , Science , Animal Rights
Here’s the whole schedule – but please, scroll down and send us your ideas!
October 3, 2012 in Denver, CO Topic: Domestic policy. Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time – Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS), who 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 in Danville, KY Vice Presidential – Topic: Foreign and domestic polic. Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)m who 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 in Hempstead, NY Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time – Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent) This debate is a town meeting; citizens (undecided voters chosen by Gallup) 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.
October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, FL Topic: Foreign policy 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.
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