The audience will play a role in the presidential debate on Tuesday night. Per the the Commission on Presidential Debates, the event will take place in the form of a town hall meeting. Obama and Romney will respond to questions from about 80 uncommitted voters on foreign and domestic issues. CNN's Candy Crowley will serve as moderator for the showdown. Source: Huffington Post
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Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:36:52 PM CDT
Romney: We don’t have to settle for 40 million people on food stamps.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:35:59 PM CDT
Romney: I served as a missionary in my church.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:35:22 PM CDT
Romney: I care about 100% of the American people.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:32:20 PM CDT
Obama: I wanna close loopholes that allow companies to deduct expenses when they move to China. [...] Gov. Romney wants to expand those tax rates.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:29:51 PM CDT
Romney: My priority is making sure that we get more people hired.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:29:08 PM CDT
Romney: China has been a currency manipulator for years and years and years. On day one I will label China as a currency manipulator, which will allow me to put in place tariffs.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:26:40 PM CDT
Romney talking about marriage when asked about guns, and Obama starts talking about hiring teachers. Way to squeeze in those talking points guys!
Post by Cheri @ 9:24:40 PM CDT
Basically, Mitt said “Get married and issues with assault weapons go away.”
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:19:52 PM CDT
Obama on limiting the availability of assault weapons: There have been too many instances where I have to comfort families. My belief is that we have to enforce the laws we’ve already got. Weapons that were designed for soldiers don’t belong on our streets.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:16:59 PM CDT
Obama on Libya killings: The suggestion that anybody on my team would play politics and mislead when we’ve lost four of our own is offensive!
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:14:57 PM CDT
Obama: I’m the president and I am always responsible.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:11:29 PM CDT
Obama: When folks mess with Americans, we go after them. [...] When it comes to national security, I mean what I say.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:07:52 PM CDT
Romney on self-deportation: We’re not gonna round up 12 million people, undocumented, illegals.[...] If they find that they cannot get the benefits they want and the jobs they want, they will go where they have better opportunities.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:07:20 PM CDT
Both Romney and Obama accuse each other of having Chinese investments.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:03:15 PM CDT
Obama on deportation of undocumented immigrants: We should go after gang bangers, criminals, people who are hurting the community.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:01:56 PM CDT
Obama: We are a nation of immigrants. [...] But we are also a nation of laws.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:00:56 PM CDT
Sounds like Romney’s cheat sheet on immigration came directly from Obama’s plan.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 9:00:15 PM CDT
Romney on immigration: Give green cards to people who graduated with skills that we need. [They should] get a green card stapled to their diploma.
Post by Cheri @ 8:54:28 PM CDT
Both Obama and Romney are giving the same response to every question. Reminds me of that “thousand points of light” think that Bush 41 kept saying.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:51:14 PM CDT
Obama: Keep in mind that Gov Romney invested in companies outsourcing jobs to China. Romney is currently invested in companies that will help China spy its own people. “You’re the last person who’s gonna get tough on China!”
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:48:35 PM CDT
Romney: Our party has been focused on big business for too long. I made my money through small business.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:48:16 PM CDT
Romney on being different from George W. Bush: President Bush and I are different people and these are different times.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:44:52 PM CDT
Obama makes the point that “women’s issues are family issues–economic issues.”
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:44:06 PM CDT
Obama points out that Romney thinks employers should make the decision on whether women can get contraception through their insurance coverage.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:42:10 PM CDT
Mitt Romney claims that he demanded they find qualified women to screen for his cabinet as governor.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:40:28 PM CDT
Obama: We’ve got to make sure that young people are able to afford an education. We’ve expanded Pell Grants. This is gonna make sure that young women are able to compete in that market place. We’ve gotta make sure that in every walk of life we don’t tolerate discrimination.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:36:46 PM CDT
Romney: I know what it takes to balance budgets. I’ve done it my entire life.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:35:55 PM CDT
Romney on his tax plan: Of course they [the numbers] add up!
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:35:03 PM CDT
Obama to Romney on his tax plan not adding up: You wouldn’t have taken such a sketchy deal, (turns to audience) and neither should you!
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:32:24 PM CDT
Romney: I wanna help small businesses grow and thrive
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:31:42 PM CDT
Romney (paraphrasing): If you bring rates down it makes it easier for small business can keep more money and hire more people.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:30:08 PM CDT
Obama (paraphrasing): Gov. Romney was on 60 minutes and said that it was fair and grows the economy for the people who make the most money to pay lower tax rates than people who make the least.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:29:03 PM CDT
#Obama on taxes: We’ve got to make sure that they wealthy do a little bit more. #debate
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:27:59 PM CDT
Romney (paraphrasing): Every middle income taxpayer will no longer pay tax on interest, dividends and capital gains. I will not under any circumstances increase taxes on middle class. I will not under any circumstances decrease the amount that higher income earners pay.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:25:08 PM CDT
Please believe that they gave these “undecided voters” the questions they would be asking.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:23:48 PM CDT
Romney’s trying to use the same bully tactics twice, and Candy ain’t letting it fly this time around.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:22:29 PM CDT
Obama: I’m all for pipelines. I’m all for oil production.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:20:43 PM CDT
Obama is being a lot more aggressive this time around. He’s been practicing with Biden!
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:20:00 PM CDT
Obama is setting the record straight on oil permits on public land.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:18:59 PM CDT
Looks like all Obama is gonna say during this debate is “not true.”
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:18:29 PM CDT
Obama calls Romney out for lying for a second time on oil drilling in his administration.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:17:11 PM CDT
Romney (paraphrasing): I’ll bring energy independence to U.S. and N. America by more drilling, more permits and licenses.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:15:49 PM CDT
Romney: What we don’t need is having the president keeping us from taking advantage of oil, coal, and gas.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:14:52 PM CDT
Is it the job of the Energy Dept to lower gas prices? #Obama talks about efficient energy in order to reduce demand.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:11:39 PM CDT
#Obama calls #Romney on the first lie of the night–that he wanted Detroit to go bankrupt. He said Gov. Romney doesn’t have a 5-point plan, he has a 1-point plan. He wants to ensure that the people at the top play be different rules.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 8:09:09 PM CDT
Candy asks Romney a followup about what people who need jobs NOW will receive if he is elected. He skirts the question for the most part.
Post by Heit & Cheri @ 7:58:23 PM CDT
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