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Presidential Debate Schedule 2012 - Veeps Are Up Next

The vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Pacific time.

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Expectations: Both candidates are facing pressure—with Rep. Paul Ryan trying to build on the momentum from Romney’s strong performance and Vice President Joe Biden expected to give a more passionate, invigorating defense of the Obama administration's policies.

With the latest report on the unemployment rate, creating jobs will still be a hot topic between the two debaters. The Obama administration has heralded the 7.8 percent unemployment rate as evidence that the economy is slowly on the mend, while the opposition argues that this number does not accurately account for those who have stopped looking for jobs or signify an economy on the upswing. 

Vice Presidential Debate Schedule

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 first presidential debate was on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and analysts and the public largely agreed that Gov. Mitt Romney won the debate. We hosted a Presidential Debate Viewing Party at the Novato District's headquarters and attendees largely agreed to Romney fared well.

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

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

Jack October 10, 2012 at 01:48 PM
As with most U.S. citizens, I'll disregard this Republicrat infomercial. If this presentation ever returns to actual debate, and when all of the candidates are invited to participate, then I'm interested, thank you.
Tea bags for Liberty October 10, 2012 at 09:58 PM
New War for the democrats to pursue? WTF? BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.
Tea bags for Liberty October 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The economy is not in a free-fall. Oil and gas are strong, automotive is doing well and we seem to be seeing the beginning of a housing comeback. But I doubt many of us know any businessperson who believes the economy is growing at breakneck speed, as it would have to be for unemployment to drop to 7.8% from 8.3% over the course of two months. The reality is the economy is experiencing a weak recovery. Everything points to that, particularly the overall employment level, which is 143 million people today, compared with 146 million people in 2007. The good news is that the current debate has resulted in people giving the whole issue of unemployment data more thought. Moreover, it led to some of the campaign's biggest supporters admitting that the number merited a closer look—and even expressing skepticism. The New York Times in a Sunday editorial, for instance, acknowledged the 7.8% figure is "partly due to a statistical fluke." The coming election is too important to be decided on a number. Especially when that number seems so wrong. Mr. Welch was the CEO of General Electric for 21 years and is the founder of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University. A version of this article appeared October 10, 2012, on page A19 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: I Was Right About That Strange Jobs Report.
Tea bags for Liberty October 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM
During the 2008 vice presidential debate, Joe Biden complained about how gas prices were so high at the time that the average “Joe” couldn’t afford to fill up his tank. During the Oct. 2, 2008 vice presidential debate with Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Biden was asked by moderator Gwen Ifill to comment about deregulation. In his answer, then-Senator Biden took the opportunity to relate a conversation he had at a gas station with “a guy named Joey” who said he couldn’t afford to fill up his tank: “So deregulation was the promise. And guess what? Those people who say don't go into debt, they can barely pay to fill up their gas tank. “I was recently at my local gas station and asked a guy named Joey Danco. I said, ‘Joey, how much did it cost to fill your tank?’ You know what his answer was? He said, ‘I don't know, Joe. I never have enough money to do it.’” At the time (Oct. 2008), the average cost of a gallon of regular was $3.17 – and only $1.93/gallon when Obama took office in January of 2009 – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today, AAA estimates that a gallon of regular costs about $3.82 (Oct. 9), while the latest BLS report says it cost $3.71/gallon in August. And, this week, the Associated Press reported that gas prices in California have hit an all-time high of $4.67 for a gallon of regular.
Ron Bush October 19, 2012 at 01:23 AM
The same fools that voted for the dummy "george bush" will vote for romney,the anti Christ.If elected,God I Pray This Never Happens.Romney will set this nation on what the bibles describes as The Last Days and of cource,they will blame Obama for that also.
Rico October 19, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Neither Romney, Obama or God can change the financial debt crisis that has started in Europe already and is coming soon here to the U.S., actually it has started here, but has been hushed up. Be prepared !

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