Live blog: Second presidential debate
October 16th, 2012
06:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Live blog: Second presidential debate

(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.

Follow our Live Blog for minute-by-minute updates throughout the evening, as well as an interactive conversation featuring trivia, fact-checks, polls, and social media.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
soundoff (590 Responses)
  1. Mike

    Trickle Down economics has never worked and Romney's plan is trickle down economics.

    October 16, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  2. Tmcforobama

    Town hall BULLY? When he does poorly he is criticized and when he stands up for his beliefs he is a bully? His performance is amazing!

    October 16, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  3. Saira

    For those that believe that out government and presidential candidates are out of touch, that could not be farther from the truth. They are engage and know what our people need. Who knows it more is the question. Which has a true tough with our problems and has a recipe for solutions. I find no remedy from Romney and have a high confidence in Obama,. For that reason, Obama is winning my vote. He has solutions which he expresses and Romney has too many generalities. Where are the plans and solutions Romney????

    October 16, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  4. Charlie

    I really am into Romney, and will vote for him. But tonight they are both WAY off topic. That goes for the President and Romney. I don't see where schools or Obamacare fit into gun laws. Just ANSWER THE QUESTION.

    October 16, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  5. Marjorie

    @ Anonymous Maybe you should ask Romney for the name of his accountant.

    October 16, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  6. randall

    Mitt romney is just a lying snake very rude too not very proffessional cuttting people off when they talk. He seems to have no respect. He wants people to be married to have kids he's crazy. Pro choice on everything.

    October 16, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  7. mark

    The only way to bring back manufacturing is to automate the processes. If it is labor we lose.

    October 16, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  8. Nameroxy4Obama

    Were not fools to believe i mitt runeAmerica of his fictitious plan

    October 16, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  9. Name

    I haven't heard any specifics fro Mitt Romney. Good going for Mr Obama

    October 16, 2012 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  10. cj

    FireThis is sad. I have yet to see something presidential. It's crunch time. No more politics. We People need a strong voice. Back to basics. It starts at home. Treasury bonds for China? I like it. Let them invest in our potential. Mangos for nucleartechnology...hope they offered a few diamonds. We are starving here. We need a great leader. It may only give you a few years, but the collective voice of the people gets you more than just Senate votes. Id like to think that our evolved or new president doesnt require a Voodoo priestesses and a shovel. Be fearless. That will get your votes

    October 16, 2012 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  11. Aicha

    ....how about making the US the most attractive place for its citizens, Mitt??

    October 16, 2012 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    I HATE OBAMA! low skills???? why is that? school reform!!!! you haven't changed anything. a lot of children are still way behind!!! wake up obama!!!

    October 16, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  13. daris

    Obama won

    October 16, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  14. bobc

    and by the way i am from massachusetts and romney did a great job in this state that is run by the "kennedy school of government" at harvard! also known as the people republic of massachusetts!

    October 16, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  15. Tmcforobama

    Yes government can create jobs

    October 16, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  16. Melanie langford

    Why are there so many Obama supporters who blog as anonymous or no name. Oh never mind.... Not totally shameless!

    October 16, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  17. Name

    Obama won this debate hands down.

    October 16, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  18. Mike

    Isn't being the President a government made job?

    October 16, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  19. don't no who

    Romney doesn't really know anything about the people he is not being honest with us if you vote for him your rolling the dice and I was going too not now and pitty the people that do he's fake

    October 16, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  20. NameBj Knoski

    Thanks to Obama care small business has gone to 30 hours a week so they don't have to pay higher taxes

    October 16, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  21. Diane

    If I was on the fence before the debate Obama's rudeness to all the people on stage just helped me decide to vote for Romney

    October 16, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  22. Tina

    I really like the "undecided voters" /- line for me and women. What I don't like is the colors. Why are men green? The yellow (women) us behind the green, so you can't see it unless/ until there is a difference better sexes. The men should me blue, so that when they come together, they turn green and sedan really see what the sexes are reacting to.

    October 16, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  23. randall

    He saying a campaign attacks people he's been attacking and looking foolish the whole time shame on you mitt romney! Go punish big bird

    October 16, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  24. Garrett

    Bottom line is Obama hasn't stayed true to his word as the president. That's why he doesn't deserve a second chance!

    October 16, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Okay Obama! I better be able to sell my house and still be above the waters IF and that's a big IF you win. The thing is Obama, you lie. you lie everyday!

    October 16, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
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