POINT BLANK: 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, candidates President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will debate over foreign and domestic policy in the U.S.

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?

Please be advised that we will be moderating the comments. No comment will be let through attacking other readers.

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



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.

Kevin October 17, 2012 at 05:07 PM
With all the problems facing this country, the failed economy, a nuclear Iran, terrorism on the rise and $5 gas, your number one concern is that maybe years down the road the Supreme Court might overturn Roe v Wade? Really?
Belle (Orchid Lady) October 17, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Kevin, you know that I have more things I worry about than than roe v wade. I was making a point about why this election is a major election, beside the two major party idiots we have to chose from. It was an answer of sorts for those considering voting for a third party, knowing the have no chance of winning the election. The next president of the United States will be picking at least one, if not two Supreme Court Justices, who will be the final rule of law for our Country for many years through many presidents. I don't want an extremist conservative majority having the final say on things like my right to use birth-control, or the morning after pill, or declaring what I do with my uterus, or my ovaries (if I consider getting my tubes tied for example). So if for nothing else those who don't care for Romney or Obama, they should consider, the radical person-hood laws (life at conception), anti-abortion laws, and blatant attempts to over turn roe v wade with the above laws. We need a balanced Supreme Court, not a lopsided one. This election I am voting for Obama because it matter more than whether I like him or not, I don't want extreme justices, and I don't want to go to war with Iran. Obama 2012, perhaps a third party in 2016.
wiseone October 19, 2012 at 12:56 AM
You mean with a two-toned bad dye job,scary eyes that don't blink, that condescending yet unctions "I'm a Mormon slugging back Red Bull" intensity and posture that makes a Ken doll seem like a slinky? Yeah, Belle... he's a beaut.
Louisa Hufstader December 04, 2012 at 04:04 AM
We're all different: I still have a polling place and I like to go there. I always dig thanking the poll workers, seeing the kids' work on the walls (it's my local elementary school) and knowing that I am voting on election day itself — deadline junkie that I am!
Louisa Hufstader December 04, 2012 at 04:06 AM
I just saw this! Belle, did you find the answer?


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