Sep 292012
 

The first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, October 3. The topic is domestic policy. The debate will be broadcast by all the major networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS – and FOX at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 8:00 p.m. Central Time. I plan on watching. I hope you do, too.

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  8 Responses to “First debate coming up”

  1. I would love to watch it. We have plans that night but hopefully will get home in time to see Obama knock out Romney. I found an interesting site that updates the Electoral Map daily. http://www.electoral-vote.com The Electoral College looks good for the left, but I worry about cheating skewing the will of the people.

  2. Can not wait!!!! This is going to be brutal…

  3. Should be interesting. Great cartoon.

  4. I plan to watch the Yankees and the Red Sox. I am so OVER the political campaigns! Frankly, if it weren’t for the DVR and Fast Forwarding I would not be able to watch any television at all. Now it might be a different story if I were one of the “undecideds” but I have NEVER been able to figure out how a person can be undecided by the time the primary season ends. I wish we had a system that would constrain the election process to about 60 days, from start to finish. I dare say it would be cheaper too.

  5. The debates really scare me….

    Romney looked really, really good, but he didn’t say anything (he didn’t introduce anything new about how to actually do the things he says he wants to do). I thought this would kill him, but apparently the fact that he didn’t mess up was seen as a big positive (both of them ran over Laher over and over again and I guess that made them look strong).

    Obama had some good moments- I really liked stop tax breaks for oil, jobs oversees, do we think our economic problems were caused by over regulation. But, he didn’t introduce a new direction and I certainly don’t want to vote for him based on the little he has achieved.

    I’m starting to think that this means that the election will not even be based on hyper-partisan politics, which is horrible in itself… It’s starting to look like it will be based on who looks most presidential and that’s scary…

    http://tinyurl.com/FixAmericanPolitics

  6. Obama was definitely off his game last night. Other than that – it was blahdy blahdy you’re a liar, no – you’re a liar – yadda yadda. Nothing new from either of them.

  7. @ The BoBo:
    There was actually something new from one of them. Mitt Romney’s lurch to the left is kind of new. He was extremely right wing conservative during the primaries. Now, he’s trying to out-Obama Obama. He seems to believe everything Obama believes. He now says his policies are the same as Obama’s. If he’s not careful, he’s going to lose the Republican base he fought so hard to win over during the primaries.

    Further proof that Mitt Romney will say anything — anything — if he thinks it’ll get him elected. It’s like Gov. Deval Patrick said of Mitt Romney’s one term as governor of Massachusetts… “He wasn’t so much interested in doing the job as he was in having the job.” Mitt Romney is not really interested in doing the job of President of the United States; he just wants to have the job.

  8. I love that quote about being more interested in “having the job” than in “doing the job.” It makes me think of the 15-year-old kids on talent competition programs who think they should win because they “really, really, want this really bad.” The same could be said of the contestants on “Survivor” or any other reality competition show who just “are not ready to leave yet.” Am I comparing Mitt Romney to 15-year-olds and reality show contestants? Yup.

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