(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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Obama is so good at saying a lot that means absolutely nothing. Obama thank you so much for the lies. It is a pleasure to know that you will have a healthy pay check for the rest of your life courtesy of hardworking Americans.
We don't need another four years of what we have had!
Obama has it right about taxes. Don't believe it? Google companies that made billions, paid zero taxes, look up their CEO salaries and see how many of them laid off people. When those companies do expand, they have their hands out, asking for your tax dollars to build. But the little old retired lady is a freeloading mooch according to Romney.
What is romney going to do
Obama, more lies
Calling either candidate a moron is not called for. I do believe Romney is doing better with answers but both are pushing the time limits
I think you need to tie them to their chairs!!
The stock market has doubled, the auto industry is back and jobs have been created. The country is actually paying for the wars we fight. I'll take Obama every time. I know he cares about us as people. Romney sees us as a way to get powerful and wealthy.
COME ON! Mr. President if you are so interested in developing our energy resources WHY DID YOU BLOCK the KEYSTONE PIPELINE? Why are you prosecuting independent drillers in the
Dakotas? Why are you blocking the development of the tar sands in UT and WY which would provide more oil than we are currently importing? Why have you canceled leases? Yes, we need to economically develop'green' technology but we need something NOW not 5-20 years from now. Also, what world do you live in where you think an income of $250,000 is rich? If you PUNISH those who make $250,000 are going to fail and how many million more people are going to be unemployed?
Romney running a muck! And we think he will listen to us?
I find it shocking that someone so rude and mean is even up for the presidency! Seriously Romney? The next time you yell at the President and cut him off saying "ohh you'll get your chance later" you should be taken off the stage!
MR – the running a country is not like running a business. One can not fire, outsource, or close portions when they are not performing.
Answer the question Obama rather than telling stories about your mama.... I want to hear answers to the questions not stories. That is how he operates though tries to throw you off track.
The president sounds like a jerk. Once again rules don't apply to him. Still no real facts just generalising.
Will our Tax dollars continue to go to foreign aid?
I think they should just play best 2 of 3 1 vs 1 basketball and winner take all. That seems fair to me.
We'll even make dunking off limits to make it fair.
Bob, you keep on believing the 47% fairy tale. Even Romney has disowned what he said about the 47%. Of course, you never know, Romney can change his mind about the 47% again after the election. He has been known to change his mind.
People are fact checking on Facebook as the bate roles on.
Not confused, Obama is not blaming Romney for this country's peril, however while a senator, Romney did everything he could to not pass policies or help Obama as his job required. He personally voted against everything and anything that the democrats tried to pass or do. And Mark, you are so righ, except where will that leave him?
Mitt has no idea he is the most ignorant presidential candidate. He lies and telling the American people anything just to become President. He is not telling in details what is plan are!
Romney gets his women from binders? I'm confused. As long as women don't have the right to birth control it's OK
Veronica: looks like Mitt is telling stories too. Mitt: were those women you hired paid the same as the men? That's the question. Not flexibility.
This guy will say ANYTHING to make it to the White House.
Obama has no record. My finances are worse with Obama not better.
Romney seems to be really more interested in convincing himself! He seems too remote to his new claims about taxes. If he could just answer the questions about his plan and provide specifics, America may be more inclined to buy into him. He can't seem to draw the line between being assertive and being overtly agreesive. I would have like to see more discipline on Romney's part.