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Watch the Presidential Debate at Viewing Party with Patch Oct. 3

Be part of a discussion surrounding the first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. This is a free event but space is limited.

Join Patch on Oct. 3 for a presidential debate viewing party at the Novato Fire District's headquarters and share your views on how the candidates' remarks addressed the issues you care about.

A limited number of spaces will be made availble to the general public for this free event. RSVP by using the form above on this page or email brent.ainsworth@patch.com to hold a spot. We're looking for Democrats and Republicans, undecided voters, small business owners, civic-minded citizens and those interested in the political process.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and we'll provide light food and beverages. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to debate between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and afterward Patch editors will talk with groups of attendees about their impressions of the debate.

Come on out! And let us know in the Comments below what issues you are most looking forward to hearing about in this first presidential debate.

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Jack October 03, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Please be reminded that these tv shows aren't debates, they haven't been debates for many years, and the corporation that is sponsoring the shows has ceased referring to them as debates - because they're not. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a Democratic and Republcan bipartisan-sponsored (prick up your ears when you hear the wird bipartisan!) private corporation, took control of the debates from the League of Women Voters in 1996 and raised the barriers to participation the next election cycle, excluding all but Democrat and Republican candidates from the debates. To real folks' disgrace, real debates have now been replaced by (in the CPD's own words) "nationally televised joint appearances between nominees of the two major political parties." Of this, there can be no debate.

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