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. CRAIG CALLAM

    Romney proved tonight that he does not have the poise to be president. I'm sorry but Romney still has not played out his plan. Education builds jobs!!

    October 16, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  2. Larry L

    @cali girl

    My own 10 year old son caught Robmey lies, Robmey said he spent his life in the private sector, not government. Uh, as my son said, "wasn't he a Governor"?
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    Great comment! Romney can't complete a sentence without lying!

    October 16, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  3. Marcia

    Obama won, he is the best!

    October 16, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    It's time to see if CNN reports enormous differences in the poll results opposed to those offered on other sites and media outlets. President Obama clearly won this debate.

    October 16, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  5. Carmella

    Mitt Romney talked about single parent households ouch....

    October 16, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  6. penny bunch

    Why is the mormon question off the books,if I remember right,Obama's faith was questioned.

    October 16, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  7. TLH

    Romney was born with a silver spoon and has NO CLUE. He clearly demonstrates a product of corporate GREED and how the rich protect the rich. Give Obama another 4 and he will produce more, had a lot to dig us out of thanks to BUSH, another silver spooner.

    October 16, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Great job Romney! Definately the WINNER!!

    October 16, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  9. Nomorebo

    Geez Ms. Crowley: how come you did not defend Romney during the debate as you did for the President? HMMMM? Just another media outlet advancing/defending the administration. How sad when the media can't be honest and report the facts.

    October 16, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  10. Lisa

    I also thought it was very wrong when the President went to Las Vegas two thin days of the Lybia attack

    October 16, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  11. Mike

    Obama did awesome job. Won my vote! Welcome back Obama!

    October 16, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  12. Name

    Obama all the way!!!

    October 16, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  13. Name Toni

    Pres O won clearly !!!! Great job back on track

    October 16, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  14. Sine

    Romney won this debate Obama has no idea what to do or he would have already done them in the last four years

    October 16, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  15. Name Hazel De Haseth

    I give this town hall meeting to President Obama

    October 16, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  16. Hal Ninethousand

    Yeah, Amy, you are right, we'll have no luck with consensual government anytime soon... Why am I such an idealist.? I know it's ultimately doomed... Maybe I should just give in and join a party...

    October 16, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  17. NameFairness!please

    Wow! Could Crowley have helped Obama anymore? More time. More cutting off Romney. More leading questions to help Obama. Will there be a moderator who leans more toward Republican since Democrats have been given such a gift today? I am all for a good debate but this was not fair. You need to find someone more neutral to get a fair representation of candidates.

    October 16, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  18. steve

    Politicizing? Obama was delaying and downplaying Libya to prevent damage to his campaign. Shame on you and your team!

    October 16, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  19. Carmella

    Larry L – LOL

    October 16, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  20. DeLisa

    Confident, presidential, passionate, ready to serve – Romney Obama too little too late – 4 years to late...there is no
    redemption here for Obama....only hopes and dreams

    October 16, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  21. Ronit

    Proud of u my president u won big time !!! Romney was thence repetitive and liar again

    October 16, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  22. yolanda hurtt

    I believe the dispect romney showed the moderator was offensive an costs him votes this is a sad commentary on how in control he wants us to believe he is

    October 16, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  23. Blake

    Obama is a joke. 4 more years. Yeah right. Hasn't got anything done in the last 4!! #Romney/Ryan2012

    October 16, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  24. joyce scottsdale

    Romney exposed for the irresponsible liar that he is. Obama was amazing!

    October 16, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  25. John Sprayberry

    Don't worry Mr, President, Candy Crowley's got your back.

    October 16, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
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