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Sound Off: Obama Vs. Romney Round 2, Does it Matter?

Do you totally support Obama, Romney or a third-party candidate? Or could your vote still be influenced by the debates?

Everyone is buzzing over Round 2 of the presidential debate. Tonight, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will debate over foreign and domestic policy from Hofstra University in New York.

But many voters have made their minds up, even before the first words were uttered in the presidential debates. Now we place the question to our readers in the Peninsula, Sacramento and North Bay regions:

Have you made up your mind about who you are voting for? Does the debate have any chance in swaying your vote?

Here is some useful information about tonight's debate:

Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, CSPAN

Live Streaming Online: You Tube's Election Hub

Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTube, New York Times cartoon, Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show, Obama vs. Romney on SNL

Presidential Debate Schedule

Date

Details

October 16, 2012

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

October 22, 2012

Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Get a recap of who's running in the 2012 Presidential Election and explore past debates on 2012PresidentialElectionNews.com.

EWC October 17, 2012 at 02:23 PM
This is a 2 on 1 debate. Crowley and Obama versus Romney. Besides Obama lying about the video no one watched and what happened in Libya so did Crowley (who had to indicate on her CNN program that she did). The liar is Obama it is nose must be growing.
Ventress Dugan October 17, 2012 at 05:37 PM
The ladies were wearing pink to honor Breast Cancer Awarenous Month. They both looked beautiful!
Dave Robertson October 17, 2012 at 07:07 PM
EWC: I totally agree, Crowley exemplified bad journalism at it's best.
Dave Robertson October 17, 2012 at 07:15 PM
We got "hope and change" 4 years ago - and look where that got us!? Sorry, but 4 more years of presidential arrogance from a man who hasn't a clue how to fix this economy is really frightening. Obviously there is a lot about Obama that we have been "fed" since 2008 that was really deceptive. That was not the same man we elected 4 years ago on TV last night! Yes, Romney has his bad points, but he knows business. And yes, tearing down bad businesses when they are failing is very relevant. Much of our problem today is that in a wold economy, we have not adjusted to what the rest of the world wants or needs. Or do you want to listen to the same rhetoric from Obama - that if we tax the higher income earners all will be well? That will fix nothing, and will stifle anyone trying to grow their business in the process. Why do you think business has been so poor in the last 4 years? Because we have all been living under the threat of anti-business attitudes for years. Dividing the country along class lines does not help either.
Charles Thompson October 18, 2012 at 11:30 PM
The debates didn't change my mind, but they made me feel more a part of the process. Those undecided voters need anything they can get to help them choose. I'm not so much choosing a candidate as I am choosing an administration with a complex set of policies and attitudes. We can't continue with the current administration -- time for a change. Romney/Ryan!

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