This is going to be the tie-breaker. President Barack Obama did well during the second presidential debate last week although not enough to affect the polls. Mitt Romney was the clear winner on the first debate which caused his surge in popularity. The two are in a neck-and-neck tie at the moment although reports say that President Barack Obama still leads among registered voters.
This is a very important debate that will be focused on Foreign Policy and therefore, both candidates must be in tip-top shape tonight. One third of the questions will be focused on the Middle East which is going to make tonight’s debate even more interesting.
Bob Shieffer is one known to ask direct questions that would be specific to the topic and enable it to open up to a real debate between the President and the Governor. The set up will be similar to the first debate and the people are hoping for a more controlled moderator than Jim Lehrer during the first debate. Let’s hope that he can reel both candidates back in when they interrupt or go off-topic.
Here’s the schedule:
Final Presidential Debate:
Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location:Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor:Commission on Presidential DebatesParticipants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)
I think that here is where the rubber meets the road. I won’t impose my beliefs on anyone and I would rather have them find the truths for themselves just as much as I want to find the truth for myself and not have anyone bully me to believing what they believe.
Kelly Clarkson received a lot of backlash during the early days of campaigning when she tweeted her support for Ron Paul back in December 2011x. When she was told by her followers that she is supporting someone who is racist and someone who is against marriage equality, she quickly reverted and tweeted:
“I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.”
She is soon to finish her concert tour in London. From speaking with the Daily Star, she quipped:
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One thing I know for sure – tonight’s going to help define the next presidential debate. Either VP Joe Biden will throw punches or not.
There is another thing you have to be sure of. Make sure that you are registered to vote. If you’re unsure about your voting status, Google “Am I registered to vote in (enter state here), and you should be directed to a website where you can enter your name and year of birth. This will provide results to confirm whether you are or are not registered.
He came out swinging after conservatives and liberals alike agreed that Mitt Romney had quite a stellar performance during the first presidential debate. Again, Bill Clinton’s observation was right on. He made it clear once again how Mitt Romney was perceived to have won the first debate.
And we all know that Bill is charming. But when he tells the truth and completely dissects the strategy that Mitt Romney took on during the debate, it makes you understand how it turned out to be “performance” rather than “truth”.
This is what he said during a campaign stop for President Obama in Las Vegas:
I had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. I mean, I thought, “Wow! Here’s old Moderate Mitt. Where you been, boy, I missed you all these last two years!” But I was paying attention these past two years. And it was like one of these Bain Capital deals where, you know, he’s the closer. So he shows up, doesn’t really know much about the deal and says, “tell me what I’m supposed to say to close.”
Now the problem with this deal is, the deal was made by Severe Conservative Mitt. That was how he described himself for two whole years. Until three or four days before the debate they all got together and said, “hey Mitt, this ship is sinkin’ faster than the Titanic…but people are still frustrated about the economy, they want it fixed yesterday, so just show up with a sunny face and say I didn’t say all that stuff I said for the last two years. I don’t have that tax plan I’ve had for the last two years, you gonna believe me or your lyin’ eyes here? Come on. What are you doin’?” And if I’d been the President, I might have said, “well, I hate to get in the way of this, I missed you.”
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney experienced the worst week in his campaign when a video of the candidate saying that, “There are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.” was released by Mother Jones and went viral.
At first, Mitt Romney was unapologetic saying that his words were said “off the cuff” and “inelegantly stated”.
I was super stoked to watch last night’s the first in a series of three Presidential debates. I was prepped to see President Obama make his case clearly without question. Instead, I saw Mitt Romney steamrolling moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS and being aggressive enough to state his case, point-by-point.
Mitt Romney appeared strong and presidential in last night’s debate and if you are to ask me, I will still vote for President Obama. I have made up my mind right after the conventions and I don’t think I can be swayed to vote otherwise.
For others however, who are still on the fence about which candidate they will vote for, last night’s debate may have given them a soft leaning towards Mitt Romney but I don’t believe that he swayed much of the undecided enough to vote for him.
He didn’t expound on the $5 trillion dollars that will be added to the deficit which President Obama kept referring to and wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole. All he kept saying was that he doesn’t have a plan that will $5 trillion-dollar to the deficit.
Well, according to fact-checkers at ABC News, here’s where the $5 trillion dollar statement came from:
Romney’s tax plan could add $5 trillion to the deficit. But that is an estimate on an incomplete tax plan. Romney insists that when his plan goes from an election-year outline to a Congress-ready proposal he will include provisions that will ensure it will not add to the deficit. The issue is that no one knows what those provisions are just yet.
What’s the topic for the day? That seems to be what the Romney campaign is good at. They pick a topic for the day that could get them media coverage and they concentrate on that, until the next hot topic is on the table.
That is bad news for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They have not laid out a specific platform except for “Economy and more jobs.” What does that really mean to regular people like you and me? Nothing much.
When asked for details, they seem to either back off and not provide it or choose another topic unrelated to the issue being discussed at hand. This Wednesday’s debate is going to be very interesting.
Paul Ryan is not helping Romney create a clear path on what their plans are if they are able to win and take office in November. Since the hot topic for the week is tax cuts for the middle class, he rides on its coattails and as usual, if you ask him for the details of their plan – his response? “‘It would take me too long to go through all the math.’”
“Romney has promised $5 trillion in tax cuts skewed toward millionaires and billionaires, but refused to say how he’d pay for them without raising taxes on the middle class or exploding the deficit. He’s promised to repeal ObamaCare, but refused to say what he’d replace it with to protect the 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. He’s promised to repeal Wall Street reform, but refused to say what he’d replace it with so that big banks aren’t writing their own rules again.” – Obama campaign.
If they don’t start outlining and detailing their plans, I wish them the best of luck in November. No one will vote for a candidate who is vague of everything. No one.