(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney battle it out for the second time when they take the debate stage Tuesday at Hofstra University in New York.
Moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley, the event marks the second of three debates between the two candidates before Election Day.
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Why are people so blind about Obama? Four years of blindness
Get automatic weapons out of the hands of criminals? ... Umm .. What was that ATF operation that sold guns to criminals... Fast and furious?? ..Oops now wasn't that under Obama?!?!?!
Maybe Romney can change the culture of violence in the United States in 4 years?
So Obama was advised ahead of time what the questions would be. He is incredibly well versed in what will be asked. But what else would one expect of the main stream media
See if Romney pay attention, he would hear accordingly!!!
Mitt is just sling mud not any plans
Obama is a heckler
Flip Flopper answer the question...
Hats off to the moderator!!! Wow!!
Mitt can't answer a question
All these problematic issues are because of Obama's administration.
Wow. Two parent families!! Why didn't you think of that Obama? Just promote more planned parenthood Obama!
Didn't Romney say his change for taxes was to eliminate the capital gains tax ? Does that mean he won't pay a dime in taxes since all of his income was Capital Gains.
Obama has been defensive all night and he should be. You will be held accountable for your record over the past four years on Election Day when we pack your bags for you. Get out of the White House
Managed that gun control flip masterfully. Need to fact check that one?
Amy, it's the same old, same old... Divide and rule weakens democracy. The only way forward for the human race is government through consensus. We all just need to pull together in the same direction.
Mitt vetoes almost 1000 pieces of legislation while governer and about 750 were passed over his veto.
Mitt Romney is not making sense & not giving any specific. All I hear is blame , blame Mr President
Why does Crowley keep bailing Obama out every time he gets in a tight spot? As mediator one would think she would at least want to appear to bu unbiased.
The moderator is not a good one.
I am shutting this fiasco off. It is worse than I thought it would be...now Candy is agreeing with Obama about what he claims he said as to what was said in the Rose Garden...since when does the moderator give her/his opinion. It is totally uncalled for a moderator to say anything other than moderate.
The real point here is not what he did or didn't say, it is why did the Ambassador beg for help and was denied any...why did he ask for a plane to get him out of there if needed and he was told to charter a plane...why did he repeatedly write in his diary that he was doomed because no one was listening.
There she goes again...it is Candy and Obama against Romney talkin g about assault weapons...I hope the people can see this attempt to trash Romney by CNN!
See he does pay attention! He doesn't even recognize it was the Republican Party that put us in this mess!
obama just made no sense. he met the mother by the bed side of her son ONE MONTH AGO and TWO MONTHS LATER the kid showed up!
did obama see the future???
it looked like he made the story up on the spot!
Tmcforobama, I find it frightening others know more than our President. Maybe you should advise him to attend the daily security briefing to avoid other senseless attacks & loses. Bill Clinton did.
my vote go to obama. and rommney is being a bully to the president.