After last night President Obama and Governor Romney have squared off three times along with one event starring the VP candidates. Lots of issues have been covered from the economy to foreign policy and many times the tone was contentious. We’ll look at who won these debates…who may have received a 'bump' from them and how we’ll continue to hear the themes that were raised up until election day.
Last night, millions watched, listened, or otherwise followed last night’s the first debate between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Romney appears the clear winner on Twitter, in snap polls, and even in President Obama’s campaign. Yesterday we spoke to Laura Rochette, co-advisor of the debate team at St. Paul’s School, the prep school where Massachusetts Senator John Kerry got his debating chops.
In Denver, president Obama and republican nominee Mitt Romney faced off in the first of three forums. The focus was domestic policy - from jobs to taxes to federal debt. We're playing back some debate highlights, covering the major themes....and are including your thoughts in our conversation.
Wayne Lesperance – professor of political science at New England College and director of the Center for Civic Engagement
Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 12:38 pm
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President Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, engaged Thursday night in a sometimes spirited, but always cordial, debate that got very technical at times.
It was the "corporate executive" (Romney) vs. the "government professor" (Obama) and the GOP nominee appeared to be "full of confidence and full of sales pitch," NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving says, while Obama put pressure on the Republican to explain what he would do as president.
NHPR will air special coverage for all the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate on October 3, 11, 16 and 22. In addition, WNYC Radio's "Swing State Radio Network" in New York is providing a special one-hour live call-in show that will air from 8 - 9 p.m. before each debate specifically for the swing states.
Oct. 3: First presidential debate on domestic policy
Members of Occupy New Hampshire returned to Manchester Saturday to demonstrate outside of the Republican Presidential Debate at St. Anselm's College and spread their message of economic inequality.
Nearly five months after Occupy New Hampshire’s last tents were torn down in Veteran’s Park, the ninety-nine percenters returned to Manchester to demonstrate against what they perceive to be growing economic inequality across the nation.