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. Adiuno the independent

    Go Romney great job

    October 16, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  2. Roger

    When the President was challanged on regulation impacting job creation, why not respond that we all want clean air, water and soil, we want equal pay, we need safe working conditions, these regulations were hard fought ovet the past decades, and just because these regulations make it more expensive to do business in this country, no one wants to go back to the time of the Robber Barons of big business, the people who lined their pockets at the expense of the American worker and the American public. Some regulation is necessary. As far as China goes, President Obama should have been more forceful about the practices of Bain shipping jobs overseas, which continues today.

    October 16, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. Rachelle

    How refreshing to see my President Obama stand for all of the Americans of these United States. Rattle the Mitt , Mr. President!

    October 16, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  4. NameAlicia

    They said gas was1.89 4 years ago. Not true.how about 6 years ago

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  5. joe

    when you are sincere and speak the truth you cant lose and for this reason Obama cant lose now or ever, the first debate just gave Romney enough rope for him to hang himself.

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  6. Melissa

    President u rocked tonight. Mitt u were rude!!

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  7. medee

    The president do a good job tonight

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  8. Vazaskia Caldwell

    President Obama knocked the ball out of the park! He performed like the commander and chief, respecting Candy Crowly and the American people. Mitt Romney continued his failure to answer direct questions, and display entitlement and privilege with his aggressive and disrespectful behavior.

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  9. misstee

    #Team Obama/Biden My president dominated!! Like he said he is the commander and chief

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  10. Name voter

    Romney is a liar. His facts do not add up!

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  11. Military Wife

    Didnt like Candy as a moderator. She definitely is bias, Obama got more time, more opportunity to speak than romney.

    October 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  12. jaime

    Agree moderation has favored DNC... Turn debates over to FOX. Fair... Balanced.

    October 16, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  13. Anthony

    Candy lied
    Obama never said it was an act of terror

    October 16, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  14. gracie

    President Obama won . One thing Mr. romney saided that we are all God childrens.No where in the Holy Bible say that. We are all God's creation but if you are not born again you are not God child.

    October 16, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  15. Nameray f

    I think Obama will win by landslide on mov 5 and mitt will go into early retire for good.thank god

    October 16, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  16. steve

    Candy. Get your facts straight. Obama did not call the attack an act of terror directly. Then why did he say something else for the next 2 weeks? Just politicizing to prevent damage to his campaign.

    October 16, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  17. Military Wife

    as an undecided voter, I feel I will 100% vote for romney

    October 16, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  18. JeNell Dilday

    Romney won this debate. Obama continues to be divisive.

    October 16, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  19. The 47% Romney dont care about

    Obama WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU... THANKS FOR STANDING UP FOR THE 47% romney dont care about.... Im part of that 47%. Go obama we suort you.....

    October 16, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  20. Lisa

    Romney won!!!

    October 16, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  21. James

    Has anyone noticed that Obama & Biden both got more time than their counterparts?

    October 16, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  22. dian in Louisiana

    "Just Saying" is there any African American or minorities invited to attend the debates. I saw one black man in the audience. Where is all the fair and balance in news media these days. Has CNN been brought out by FOX news? CNN rarely has any one in their panel that defends Obama for months they have been beating up on Obama over and over again.

    October 16, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  23. le

    be practical. we might hear the word HOPE again, plus a LESS this time. Romney won for having knowledge in the most important thing – economy. sure, money can't buy happiness, but happiness won't stay without it.

    October 16, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  24. Bigjarhead

    Romney did a great job putting the President's record on trial; the President dug the hole deeper by expressing that solutions he ran behind in 2008 are still "ideas" for his second term: who told him to wait?

    October 16, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  25. Adiuno the independent

    Who would vote for this shoe maker we call a president. The one who apologized to other countries for US actions...... Please he is a disgrace to this country. Go Romney!

    October 16, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
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