Debate Countdown: What Will YOU Be Watching For?


Debate Countdown: What Will YOU Be Watching For?

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:

Economy45 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, EconomyJobs,  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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The Road Travelled …

I am writing to you not knowing what side of the political table you sit at hoping some of you will be voting for Barack Obama for a 2nd term. If not, so be it. I want you to know that I am fundraising for the Democratic Party . We have at least six weeks to go before Nov.6 there are fellow Americans participating in early voting as we speak. In some parts of the Country, Voter Suppression is rearing its ugly head. As a woman, mom, business owner and person of colour, I am beyond disheartened at what has transpired. I do not usually ask for money but given what Mr. Romney and Paul Ryan are offering. I have to step up and at least try to find people to stand up speak out and give Barack Obama a second term. I hope some of you feel this way as well.  So, I am formally asking for a Contribution to help the Democratic Party continue what we aspired and started in 2008 and was ignored by the Republican party who met the same night Barack was sworn in. Some in the Republican Party stated compromise was a dirty word while others turned toward race and fear in 2010; it was the turning point. The extreme right gained control and exacted out record numbers of filibustering as well as obstructing major legislation that would have shortened our recession.

If, you are so inclined to donate and vote for Barack Obama to fight against the unlimited money taking over politics today click on the link below:

I support Obama because he represents the bold and drastic changes we need NOW action not the lip service we received from the last administration. The President of the United States knows and understands we need to pay attention to our debt deficit, our environment, that we need to narrow the gap between the haves and have none and we all know we need better health-care.

Last, our future is our children and that means better educational opportunities…

Thank you for your time