Debate night in America
October 16th, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Debate night in America

All eyes will be on President Obama tomorrow night at 9:00p to see if the second presidential debate will go better than the first for the president. We’ll see if this round of debate prep in Williamsburg is more effective when he faces off with Mitt Romney at the debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

He leaves Williamsburg just before lunch time and spends the afternoon with nothing on his schedule before the debate. The campaign was still tight-lipped on his preparations in Williamsburg when they spoke with reporters off-camera on Monday afternoon but they say we can expect to see a different Obama in tomorrow night’s town hall debate. “You should expect that he’s going to be firm, but respectful in correcting the record in the times we expect Mitt Romney will hide from and distort his own policies. He’s energized and I expect he’ll also be making a passionate case. But the audience is the people in the room, but also the people at home, and certainly he takes that into account in how he’s preparing and looking ahead to tomorrow,” said Jen Psaki, campaign spokeswoman.

Psaki said he’s watched the video from the first debate and is looking at what he could do better. She also points out that he’s his own harshest critic.

First Lady Michelle Obama will also attend the New York debate.

The Vice President takes a break from the campaign trail to attend the funeral of his friend Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. He returns to the trail on Wednesday.

Full schedule after the jump

EDT
11:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Williamsburg, Virginia. Newport News International Airport

12:55PM THE PRESIDENT arrives New York

9:00PM THE PRESIDENT participates in the second Presidential Debate; THE FIRST LADY also attends. Hofstra University

11:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs New York. John F. Kennedy International Airport

12:00AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

12:15AM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House. South Lawn


soundoff (85 Responses)
  1. joe

    debats are not nearly as important as the substance. Dispit fact checkers the public still keeps buying the republican lies. Are republicans deaf or stupid?? It has been shown that the middle and lower class grow more under a democratic presidency but the repub keep buying the kool aid. Thats why education is so important in this country. So we don't have to look at lawn signs that say vote for real americans mitt and eddy boy. Raceism is alive and well in America. Vote all repubs out.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      You talk about education being important but I guess you skipped the grammar and spelling classes.

      October 16, 2012 at 11:43 am |
      • Lionel

        Republicans left this country in a mess. Started two wars and gave away trillions in tax dollars to the super wealthy. Now they blame Obama for not cleaning it up fast enough.

        Stop the RED BULL.

        October 22, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • Jay in NC

      The Democrat party wants to put everyone in a social cubbyhole. The do not see you as a person only as white or black, rich or poor, woman or man, young or old. By hiding behind the promises of equality they discriminate against anyone for any reason. That is any reason that suits THEIR needs.

      The Democrats could be described as modern slave holders. They want to be in-charge of your money, where you live, how you and your kids are educated. They do not trust you to make your own decisions., As Joe Biden said "keep y'all in chains."

      October 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
      • Howard

        After discovering blatant voter fraud in Ohio, the authorities there repeatedly contacted Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, for help ... but they never got a response !!!

        October 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
      • Lionel

        Stop the racist overtones Jay. Not all Republicans are racist but most racist are Republicans.

        Your mama on medicare and social security is benefiting from Democratic social policiies. Stop the RED BULL.

        October 22, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • Howard

      OBAMA'S SOCIALISM IS DESTROYING AMERICA ...

      Are we in trouble or what?
      Tom Selkis' (Latham Ford) Facebook..........
      True story yesterday at the dealership.....

      "I'll try to make this as short and to the point as I can. One of my
      salesmen here had a woman in his office yesterday wanting to lease a brand new Focus. As he was reviewing her credit app with her he noticed she was on social security disability. He said to her you don't look like you're disabled and unable to work. She said "well I'm really not, I could work if I wanted to but I make more now then I did when I was working and got hurt" (non-disabling injury).She said the gov't sends her $1500.00 a month in 1 check; she gets $700.00 a month on an EBTcard (food stamps), and $800.00 a month for rent. Oh yeah and 250 mins
      free on her phone. That is just south of $3500.00 a month.When she was working she was taking home about $330.00 per week. Do the math and then ask yourself: "why the hell should she go back to work?" If you multiply that by millions of people you start to realize the scope of the problem we face as a country. Once the socialists have 51% of the population in that same scenerio we are finished........ and we are real, real close. The question is: when do we cross that threshold if we haven't already?
      She didn't lease the Focus here because the dealer down the road beat our deal by $10.00month. Glad to know she is so frugal with her hard earned money!

      October 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • rosco

        Thats aprime example of prideless people, what a shame this pres finds this acceptable

        October 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
      • Caramon

        Howard, about a year ago, a woman had commented that she could choose between a job making 590 a month or unemployment at 600 a month. She choose to work even when it meant less income.

        October 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
      • Rob Rowen

        Don't blame Obama for a program that started under FRD. Obama does not review disability claims, and they are not his policy. SSI disability has been around for over 70 years. Is the program abused, without a doubt. Does that mean we get rid of it, no. It is there for people that are disabled and unable to work. Those that abuse the system should be punished. blaming Obama is rediculous. Why not question Romney about his constant changing on issues, depending on who he speaks to and where he is running for office. What about tax evasion and offshore accounts, these are crimes I never hear the GOP supporters question. Obama is a moderate democrat, forbes (a conservative publication) said he is the thriftiest spending president since Eisenhower. He has added less to the debt percentage wise than Reagan and both Pappa and George Bush. The bottom line is this; if you are wealthy you should vote Romney, if you are middle class or poor, you should vote Obama. Those that vote Romney that are poor or middle class are simply mislead fools, that are manipulated by the GOP and their rhetoric.

        October 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
      • mcskadittle

        Well if you saw it on facebook then it must be true! really, please grow up!

        October 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm |
      • CallitStraight

        Every legislative provision, act, etc., gets exploited. If that is the only premise to justify dissolving some of the existing programs, there would be no programs. Extreme conservatism and liberlaism is what is wrong with this country at the moment. So, to be oblivious to key points on both sides just to take up a single flawed position on either side...is just to be full of "stuff."

        October 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
      • Caramon

        What about tax evasion and offshore accounts, these are crimes

        If you any evidence of tax evasion, please produce it. There are no laws against offshore accounts. If there were then Harry Reid would be just as guilty as well as other members of Congress both Republican and Democratic. However, there are laws against making false allegations.

        October 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
      • Howard

        After Romney is elected on November 6th ... we can get rid of Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi ... and all the unelected Czars ... appointed bureaucrats ... Obama cronies ... Obama media stooges ... Obama celebrity stooges ... and, finally return America to its former greatness !!!

        October 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama's EPA is holding back regulations, until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy
        The14-page report cites pending regulations on a wide range of environmental-economic issues including those on power plant emissions and hydraulic fracturing.
        The report concluded that pending overall regulations on greenhouse gases if enacted would cost $300 billion to $400 billion annual and significantly increase the price of gasoline and home heating.

        October 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
      • Lionel

        The REPO LOONIES are at it again. I guess Fox News does not allow comments to be posted. How democratic of them.

        October 22, 2012 at 9:34 am |
    • rosoc

      Facts are Biden voted yes on both wars, fact he doesnt kinow what Hilary is doing or is inept, fact ill cut deficit in half or wont run again, fact ill close gitmo, fact my stimulis will dop unemp to 5.6%
      WHERE ARE THE FACTS ??? this is reality he anint gettin it done

      October 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
      • Lionel

        Oh stop it. His son fought in the Iraq war. Where was Romney's sons.

        Oh, I forget, the Romney men does not join the Army. Romney avoided the Vietnam war by doing missionary work in Frank. Nice gig.

        Obama grew up with a WWII vet. His grandfather fought in WWII in Patton's army.

        October 22, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • CaliforniaAC

      You are right, Joe. The uninformed will buy the Mitt Romney that speaks MODERATE on national TV and walks away from what he is in RED STATES and BATTLEGROUND STATES. He will say anything whether it's true or not. Fact-checkers correct his lies, but the uninformed do not bother to read what fact-checkers say. So we might elect a liar and then pay the consequences. The truth is Mittens is for the T-Party agenda which is so far right they will take this country back to the 50s on civil rights and women's rights. This election is about GREED. We have gone from a COUNTRY UNDER GOD to A OUNTRY UNDER GREED!

      October 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
      • Pappy

        Excuse me Miss, but the feller in big D.C, House has been feeding us hogwash for quite some time now. He has been cleary caught in fibs. I may be old but i know what caca smells like. I will say he does speak nice, but the substance really belongs in the outbackhouse

        October 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
      • Caramon

        Fact checkers tend to correct both candidates. If you believe it is only Mitt Romney who was corrected, then you are only reading half of what is written. And you are making the common misconception that only wealthy people are greedy. Greed is essentially wanting something that you have not earned. Do you honestly believe there is no one who wants something for nothing?

        By the way, it was the Republicans who passed legislation of civil rights in the 1960s.

        October 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
      • Howard

        Another fabricated B.S. liberal attack on MItt Romney, to take attention away from Obama's dismal record. As Obama stated: "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from." Save America, elect Romney/Ryan 20012 !!!

        October 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • DM

      Lies? You mean like Obama:
      Will close GITMO?
      Will reduce deficit in half his first year?
      Be the most transparent president in history?
      Green energy will be a success?
      Obamacare won't increase health care costs?
      The stimulus will work?
      Obama will unify the country?
      The Libya attack was the result of a stupid video no one watched?

      October 17, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • evak

      Joe, it's important for you to know that Democrats have controlled education for several decades. The Dept of education, teachers, professors, you name it–all democrats. It's easy to blame the Republicans, but your blame is misplaced and misguided.

      October 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama never takes responsibility for his actions ... instead, he constatntly blames others ... he throws others under the bus ... has others take the blame for him ... uses Executive Privilege ... blames syntax ... acts indignant ... avoids the issue ... refuses to answer ... has the biased mainstream media, or his devout obama stooges, circle the wagons, or cover his tracks .... or he just resorts to outright lying ... anything to avoid taking responsibility. It's time to replace this poor excuse for a President, with a man of integrity, honesty, and character ... someone with the actual experience and know how to repair all of the damage Obama has caused over the past 4 years ... Mitt Romney 2012 !!!

      October 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
      • Lionel

        Repo Loonie at it again. Do you have verbal diarrhea Howard?

        October 22, 2012 at 9:38 am |
    • Howard

      The Obama's are masters at spending and redistributing OTHER PEOPLE'S money.
      They make Bernie Madoff look like a rank amateur.

      October 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
      • Lionel

        Oh Howard. Do you have Romnesia?

        Mitt took over companies, racked up the debt and then declared banruptcy while collected tens of millions of dollars in fees including PEOPLES money that was in pension plans.

        October 22, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  2. Caramon

    You are right Joe, education is important as can be seen from your tremendous spelling. Apparently you only read part of Fact check and missed the part where statements from the President were also considered false. The lower class has grown under the current Democratic administration. Poverty levels have peaked in the last four years particularly for blacks and hispanics. In addition, average household income has decreased. How exactly does this mean Republicans are racist?

    October 16, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  3. Kool-Aid Police

    Unfortunately CNN's Crowley will be selecting which questions get asked and IF there is even a follow up. She's hardly an objective reporter, if Obama makes up any ground it will be with her help.

    October 16, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • evak

      Candy Crowley was interviewing for a position as Obama's Press Secretary if he is re-elected. She orchestrated a biased debate win for Obama. She chose the lame questions and then bailed him out of the Libya question by INTERJECTING HER OPINION! Truly unprecedented. She should be fired for lack of professional ethics, not to mention that she let Obama speak for 3 1/2 minutes longer!

      October 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • Lionel

      Candy was terrific. Stop the war on women. Maybe you want to put her in a binder.

      October 22, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  4. Pappy

    Being in the older population, when i was raised we didint write checks with our mouth we couldnt cash with our backside, we are a very broken country right now and this fella doesnt understand business.

    October 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • Rob Rowen

      Pappy, we are broke. The reason is due to the policy of deficit spending under Reagan, and both Bush;s. Read forbes, a conservative publication, they have stated Obama is the thriftiest spending president since Eisenhower. Blaming Obama for the debit is a show of ignorance, deficit spending has been going on for decades. Obama had to spend some money to keep the country from going over the cliff during the economic crisis. Romney is beholden to the wealthy, they are paying for his campaign, don't think for a minute you can trust a man that changes his mind about policy issues more than a baby changing diapers. In all honesty, do you trust anyone to make tax policy that refuses to be honest about his own tax history? The power brokers pulling romney's strings are borderline Fascist, they want power, and two very distinct classes of citizens, them and the rest of us. Working class people should understand the danger that these wealthy people and their politicians represent to us. They want to take away the rights of labor to bargain, they are anti union, etc.. If you are an old timer, these were the things that made our generation great and prosporus. or me it comes down to the candidate that is for the working man, not for the man we work for.

      October 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
      • evak

        Are you saying that Obama hasn't spent? Are you not aware of his contribution to the debt?? Oh, of course not, how could you when you get your news from CNN

        October 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • Lionel

      We are broke because Republicans started two wars and gave away trillions in tax breaks to the super wealthy.

      Remember that the Democrats left the country in a huge surplus. We are only now trying to dig our way out of this mess.

      October 22, 2012 at 9:42 am |
  5. rosco

    A government-financed electric car battery maker filed for bankruptcy today, dealing yet another setback to President Barack Obama’s flawed alternative-energy campaign
    MORE GREAT OBLUNDER DECISIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  6. rosco

    They kept that up for an unacceptable length of time when there was no demonstration. ... It was an eight-hour attack," he told Fox News. "They are either deceiving the American people or they are so incompetent that they don't deserve to serve." more great leadership from obammy

    October 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  7. John

    It would be helpful to all of us if the libs that keep saying bad things about Romney and Ryan could list at least one fact of why they think these two are bad for America. The first post here talks about repub lies and how the repubs are stupid. But, the person did not list one thing of substance about the lies.
    Joe, are you really David Axelrod? Your post seems like much of what he says, again, with nothing to back it up. Joe, the Dems have been running the inner cities for quite some time. Look what they have done.
    Lawn Signs? A person in MA was just arrested for tearing down a Brown (repub) sign. The person who hung the sign put a small camera next to it then posted the guys picture online as he was tearing down the sign. They caught him red handed.
    All the dems know how to do is raise taxes and talk bad about others.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • mcskadittle

      they want to give me a voucher when i retire instead of medicare

      October 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
    • Jbrown

      Here's two reasons: 1. Romney has made his money outsourcing jobs–that is, he either buys companies then closes them down leaving many men and women unemployed in our country, or he moves the company overseas paying very low wages. He is complaining about the number of jobs Obama has failed to create, but will not take responsibility for the number of jobs he has taken from citizens in this country. 2. Ryan has spent most of his time in office submitting bills to control the reproductive rights and healthcare needs of women. Since he cannot give birth, having no uterus, ovaries, breasts, etc., his stance is very upsetting to women. Women vote, pay taxes and serve this country, too.

      October 17, 2012 at 12:17 am |
  8. Julie

    Good luck Candy! This is a must watch. She has both parties concerned. LOL They know how good she is! I am so looking forward to this debate. Will be watching with my 10 year old!

    October 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  9. rosco

    We are leaving in 2014, period, and in the process, we're going to be saving over the next 10 years another $800 billion," Biden said. "We've been in this war for over a decade. The primary objective is almost completed. Now all we're doing is putting the Kabul government in a position to be able to maintain their own security. It's their responsibility, not America's."

    Marc Grossman, the State Department's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, explained today that's not the whole story.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  10. Sarah

    Will somebody please ask Mitt Romney this question: If he doesn't win this time will he finally quit running for president of the country? I'd like to know because the Republicans won't run him again but he could switch parties to go one more time for the Oval office; he's changed his positions before, he evolves, maybe a defeat will make him turn to a Democrat or Independant or liberterian? Ask him, please, somebody!!!

    October 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  11. jerrylax

    The two questions are: Is America better off to day than we were when obama took office? Domestically, how is employment, fuel prices, food prices, and health care prices. Foreign policy, how is our relationships with our trade partners and competition. Relations with Russia, China, North Korea. Did we defeat our enemies in the middle east, is America safer? NO on both questions..In fact we cannot see the end of the tunnel on jobs and inflation and the middle east is in flames. We need real leadership...no more snake oil salesman.

    October 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  12. Rob Rowen

    Kool-aid, is that the GOP answer to everythhng they are unable to see past. The plain truth is that Romney/Ryan ticket will finish the job of destroying the middle class, one that began due to decades of GOP policies that are anti-labor and pro-business. Just look around the country and you can see Republican after Republican attacking the rights of labor when it comes to collective bargaining. Now the GOP has in place a presidential candidate beholden to the power brokers of the radical right, and a VP candidate who is a true radical believer. After you sift through all of their rhetoric and the lies and distorted facts, their agenda borders on Fascism. Americans are so uneducated politically, that they vote based on religious beliefs or gun issues, and nothing else. While these rights are important, thry do not constitute a viable reason to vote against ones own self interest. Romney and Ryan are against medicare, social security, and all other social programs. They pretend to care, only to pander to those voters that are dependent on these programs. The future they truly believe in is one that continues to enrich the wealthy and elite, even at the expense of normal citizens. Do not think for a minute that the 47% comments or the 33% taker comments are slips of the tounge. These men look down the face at over half of our population. They can lie all they want, their policies do not stand up to simple mathmatics. With such an uneducated and unimformed population I guess it does not matter. Every poor or middle class person voting for Romney is voting to destroy their future and the future of their offspring.

    October 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
    • jerrylax

      how would you know R/R would be a disaster? If Bush had been a real conservative the economy would be in great shape now...a sparkling jewel of the world.

      October 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  13. Cheverly

    Just getting started and Candy Crawley cannot help but stick her foot in her big mouth by insulting some attendees by calling them the people in the cheap seats. The joke was not funny so of course she diggs in and says it again. Still not funny, Candy!

    October 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  14. Cheverly

    Obama won this debate. He called Romney out on mistrusts and took him to school about Libya.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  15. K Allen

    NO! I did not really hear your female commentator, so sorry I didn't get her name, just said weaved, the word would be woven! 4th graders know the correct usage of that word, I taught them for 31 years. Please. tell me this person is the newest unemployed American!

    October 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  16. mcskadittle

    I loved how the President kept reminding romney of what he said in the republican primaries, which seems to be different that what he is saying today. so who is he lying to? republicans in the primary or us now?

    October 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      APPARENTLY THE REPUBLITARDS ARE NOW OKAY WITH BEING LIED TO AS LONG AS HE BEATS OBAMA. UNFORTUNATELY FOR THEM, THERE IS THIS INVENTION CALLED VIDEO AND IT CAN BE RECORDED.

      October 17, 2012 at 2:51 am |
      • Lionel

        Thank you well said. Can't believe the verbal diarrhea from the Republicans on this.

        October 22, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  17. mcskadittle

    at times you saw romney for the bully he is

    October 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  18. Larry

    I agree with K Allen, really you wonder what is wrong with American education! This person makes more money than any very good public school teacher will ever EARN and she is on National TV with a huge salary and she cannot use proper English! Fire her and hire a dedicated public school teacher who uses perfect grammar and usage naturally and is a real middle class American!

    October 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
  19. Jbrown

    Did any other viewers notice how Candy stopped or cut the President off from responding at times when Governor Romney had lied in his responses? Was she trying to help Romney win the debate? Twice the President attempted to make a response, but Candy told him he would have an opportunity to do so at the end of the debate. These were times, if allowed the chance, I believe the President's responses would have knocked Mitt's socks off. Worse, at the end President Obama did not get to comment at all. Very disappointing. If Romney was given a question first, Obama was entitled to respond before Candy moved on to another question.

    October 16, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
  20. Joan Standridge

    Shame on Candy Crowley! She is a testament to why debates should not have moderators, she should not have participated in the discussions.
    Governor Romney definitely won the debate, President Obama's rhetoric did not match his record and Romney makes sense about what needs to be done in the future.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:13 am |
    • Lionel

      Candy did a terrific job. Thanks to video, Romney was caught in a lie with his pants down. Get over it.

      October 22, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  21. DEcember 2012

    OBAMA WON THIS DEBATE, MOSTLY BECAUSE HE DECIDED TO SHOW UP AND ROMNEY HAD TROUBLE REACTING. ROMNEY SEEMED TO SHOOT HIMSELF IN THE FOOT BRINGING UP ISSUES THAT THE PRESIDENT COULD NAIL HIM FOR. NICE FINISHING TOUCH WITH THE 47 PERCENT CLOSING STATEMENT, TOTALLY PROMPTED BY ROMNEY.

    ONCE AGAIN, ROMNEY COULD NOT MAKE SENSE OF HIS TAX PLAN. BRINGS OUT BINDERS OF WOMEN BUT FAILS TO ANSWER WHY HE WASN'T FOR EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN, SEEMS TO BLAME SINGLE PARENTS FOR GUN VIOLENCE, WAS FOR SELF-DEPORTATION UNTIL OBAMA POINTED OUT HE WAS DEPORTING THE GANGBANGERS SO NATURALLY HE'S FOR THAT TOO. FLUBBING SOCIAL ISSUE AFTER SOCIAL ISSUE, FLIPPITY FLOP.

    WHEN HE TRIES TO SAY HOW BAD THE OBAMA ECONOMY IS, HE FAILS TO SAY HOW HE COULD DO BETTER OTHER THAN SAY 'TRUST ME IT ALL ADDS UP, I'M A BUSINESSMAN' WELL, GEORGE W. BUSH WAS A BUSINESSMAN TOO. YET ANOTHER THING HE COULD NOT SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM BUSH. AT LEAST BUSH WAS NOT SUCH A NUTCASE ON SOCIAL ISSUES.

    October 17, 2012 at 2:48 am |
    • Caramon

      Hi December, I haven't heard from you in a couple of days. Been busy huh? I would have to agree that the President performed well in the debate. He was much more prepared this time than last. However, I did find it odd that a moderator was able to pull up a written transcript by request. This is something I would expect from a deposition and not a debate.

      October 17, 2012 at 9:48 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        HELLO CARAMON. IT'S BEEN A BUSY COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR ME WITH MY FOLKS COMING BY FOR A VISIT.

        ABOUT CROWLEY'S QUICK CORRECTION, I FOUND THAT ODD TOO BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE A NON-ISSUE AS SHE MAINTAINED THAT ROMNEY IS CORRECT ABOUT THE MESS THAT OTHERS IN THE ADMINISTRATION HAVE MADE OF THE INCIDENT. I GUESS WE WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT IT IN THE FOREIGN POLICY DEBATE NEXT WEEK.

        October 17, 2012 at 11:52 am |
      • Lionel

        As a reporter Candy had recently worked on this issue so she know what was said.

        Romney lied and was caught on TV doing so. Ha Ha Ha...

        Republicans are trying to politicize this and the family of the ambassador have told them to stop it but they are ignorning the families wishes.

        There is an investigation, follow the process Repubtards and stop being a bully.

        October 22, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  22. rod crayton

    after the debate CNN Tom Foreman conducts the reality check series. in his process of explaining the candidates plans on cutting the deficit. he addresses Gov Romney as such, but he addresses the president as Barack Obama. there seems to be a blatant lack of respect for the man who is clearly the POTUS. i believe an apology is in order from MR. Foreman.

    October 17, 2012 at 5:44 am |
    • Lionel

      Agreed. The disrespect that Republicans have shown towards the President is appauling.

      How about Tagg Romney wanted to take a swipe at the President. Threatening a President, isn't this a criminal offence.

      October 22, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  23. demwit

    Candy handled the debate with complete un-bias professionalism.
    And CNN's post-debate coverage was fantastic! Romney doesn't stand a chance!!

    October 17, 2012 at 9:44 am |
    • NOvember 2012

      funny, real funny.

      October 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
    • Lionel

      Candy was terrific. She stood up to the BULLY, Romney when he walked up to her several times.

      October 22, 2012 at 9:46 am |
  24. jerrylax

    Well obama looked the American people straight in the eye and lied and continued his horrible distorted attack on Mitt Romney's character. Why would any good American vote for such a monster? obama tried to cut of Romney and ask crowley to stop him when he addressed obama's character assassination attacks...what a snake.

    The choice is very clear...a chicago political gangster or a good and moral man with a resume' open to the world of success and giving and job creation. A man of God or a man of who knows what...but certainly not of God.

    October 17, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Tara

      jerrylax.

      You got you facts wrong, you don't even know what you are talking about, the entire now knows Romney is the Liar here. He tells different groups of people what they what to hear, but deep down he hates the middle class and the poor people. Remember the % 47 remark when he was with his fellow rich guys?. This guys hates you, wake up, unless you are a rich guy too.

      October 19, 2012 at 8:49 am |
    • Lionel

      Mitt was clearly the liar here. Americans are not stupid. He said I am for coal when he stood in front of a coal plant and said that it kills people and then shut it down. What a flip-flopping liar this man is. He is no Christian but a cult member.

      October 22, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  25. Buy American 2012

    Candy Crowley is disgrace and a through and through liberal. She should admit it. She's a fake journalist.
    Even in two against one, Mitt still demonstrated he is a genuine leader and has the facts.
    Mitt's opponent is an actor, and imposter. How's the country doing, not so well economically.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • Lionel

      She stood up to the Bully Romney. Way to go Candy.

      October 22, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  26. Dan B

    Demwit, anyone who thinks CNN is unbiased is a far left person from San Francisco.

    October 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • Lionel

      CNN allows comments to be posted, unlike the unbiased Faux News Network.

      This is the reason why so many Republicans are on here spewing their RED BULL

      October 22, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  27. Tara

    CNN, where are the new second debate post polls? The president must have gotten a big bounce from his strong and honest performance together with Romney women problems. Polls must be looking good for Obama now. Post them for people to see. And alos CNN, why do you guys poll more republicans than democracts? this makes your polls wrong when you do this.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:40 am |
  28. ANOEL2005

    "Just how badly did CNN's Candy Crowley destroy her first (and hopefully last) attempt as a presidential debate moderator? More than 65 million people saw that she is to debate moderation as CNN is to "news."

    "Barack Obama made a fatal mistake when he lied, claiming he'd labeled the Libya attack as an act of terrorism. The look on Romney's face said it all: Mr. President, here comes checkmate."

    "Then Crowley leapt to Obama's defense, declared a lie a truth, changed the subject, and Obama was free."

    Brent Bozell, 10/19/2012, Yahoo news

    October 19, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • Lionel

      We all saw what happened. Romney being a pathological BULLY walked over to Candy and was pressing the issue.

      Candy had recently worked on this issue and knew what was said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack.

      Romney lied and got caught with his pants down, so get over it. Let's move this country forward....

      October 22, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  29. REDFIRESTORM

    one can only imagine the training obama went through - must have been very intense, up close and personal

    October 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  30. DKB

    Dear President Barack Obama,

    All I ask is that you just keep it real for the people one time for before you leave office. I believe there are still unsolved injustices in our society and you know that you have the power to make a change. I understand you can't do it all but if the the minority community can just receive an increase in education in real estate, business and a stronger outreach in high level occupational skills such as lawyers, accountants, doctors and scientist we probably can begin making the change on our own and so many people would not have to rely on the benefits of the government.

    Thanks and I appreciate your great leadership!

    October 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  31. charlotte

    The method Republicans have used to block all jobs legislation in the past two years is the same. A jobs bill comes up, it is filled with positive things for the economy, Republicans filibuster debate, this shields them from having to make floor speeches on why they don't want tax breaks for small businesses... etc.
    Why? Well, if the economy recovers too strongly before an election, Republicans will lose power. If jobs numbers look too good, people will want to keep the same party. By Republicans blocking all jobs legislation and keeping jobs numbers from improving they believe this is their ticket to power.
    In other words, if you and other Americans suffer just long enough it will pay off for Republicans.
    They sacrifice the citizens' jobs with the hopes that they will create more Republican jobs in Congress.

    October 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  32. Dan B

    Candy Crowley will never moderate another debate again.

    October 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • Lionel

      I would not bet your cow pies on that one.

      She did a terrific job and was very un-biased. When Romney tried to bully her, she stood up to him.

      Stop the war on women will ya.

      October 22, 2012 at 9:50 am |
      • jerrylax

        you wouldnt know the truth if it bit you...sick sick sick.

        October 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  33. George Abrahams

    Crowley was Romney's secret weapon in the second debate. She helped focus the voters' attention on Obama's failed handling of Mid-East foreign policy. With her help Obama managed to turn one flip-flop into two flip-flops. Romney only pointed out that Obama switched his statements about the cause of the Benghazi attack a week after the attack occurred. Crowley helped trip up Obama into saying that he also changed his statement about the cause of the attack on the day that it occurred. Thanks, Candy!

    October 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  34. r. mcmillen

    spoiler alert: they will both lie.... visit http://voices.yahoo.com/the-real-road-hope-change-11768056.html and http://voices.yahoo.com/return-liberal-king-11787150.html?cat=9 for your real road map to absolute change.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm |