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. Amy

    Is it just me or is Mitt coming off as an arrogant jerk? Sit down and shut up like Candy wants you to!

    October 16, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  2. AZKO

    Be strong, Candy!

    October 16, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Wake up People!

    Once again Willard is trying to bully the moderator.

    October 16, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. Mary

    I am a nurse with a good job, who sees health care issues first hand in an American Hospital. All I can say is please don't let the republicans win this race. Not only will our Health care be destroyed, so will education, this will have us fail in keeping up with the rest of the world for the future

    October 16, 2012 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. mark

    Romney wants to make things up as he goes along. it is like trying to nail jello to the wall. He would say he's in favor of anything to get elected. Let's pay attention to what he's done and said for the last 6 years not just Moderate Mitt is saying in the last 2 weeks.

    October 16, 2012 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Mark

    Hope and change> Same old circus-same old clown!

    October 16, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  7. Confused

    So gas prices go down and the country goes into economic disaster???

    October 16, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. AZKO

    Which tax deductions are you going to cut, Mitt?

    October 16, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. mark

    Willlard will lower taxes and magically create 12 million jobs. This new policy on taxes for the wealthy is exactly the opposite of what he and Ryan have said for the entire campaign now he wants to take it all back.

    October 16, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Mark

    Enery! Wow those green investments have really paid off. What, another government investemnt in a battery company sure was a sound investment.

    October 16, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  11. Christina

    Romney is such a lire!!! He is rude and a bully! Very offensive!

    October 16, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  12. Nametoni

    The president has nothing to show as results much less as a path forward

    October 16, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Candy Crowley is not capable of handling the aggression of Mitt Romney. She is doing an awful job

    October 16, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  14. Wake up People!

    So was Willard telling the truth during the convention or now?? Anyone that believes anything he is saying tonight is certifiably insane.

    OBAMA 2012!

    October 16, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  15. NameJessica

    If you are going to fund give away programs taxes will have to increase

    October 16, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  16. Chelle

    Go Obama. Romney is full of lies!

    October 16, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  17. Akai

    Will you just answer the question Romney? Oh and now he is for wind energy!!!

    October 16, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  18. mark

    Romney has not given one concrete example of what he will actually do. His mathematics just don't work. The stock market has doubled since Obama took office, increased job growth, saved the auto industry, and tried to stop the Bush tax cuts. The republicans have been about as obstructionist as I've ever seen.
    Bring out the big CLINTON guns.

    October 16, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  19. Amy

    Anonymous, no one is capable of handling the aggression of Mittens. Mitt has to have the last word at all costs.

    October 16, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  20. Hal Ninethousand

    Hey Mitt, try the gas prices in the UK – about $10 a gallon...

    October 16, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  21. mark

    O-O-Obama, O-O-Obama, O-O-Obama. Make Willard answer for what he has said in the past.

    October 16, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  22. ssp

    Romney is a bully and will not raise taxes on the 1% – why that would include him now wouldn't it.

    October 16, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  23. Tmcforobama

    Romney does not appear to be able to handle the President. He's slightly obnoxious and rude to the narrator.

    October 16, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  24. Cierra H

    Romney keep cutting Obama off. Because he know Obama is right

    October 16, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  25. Melanie langford

    And, while Romney was on 60 minutes. Our President was in The View! Enough said.

    October 16, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
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