(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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I find it hard to vote for someone like Gov. Romney who can't make up his mind and sticking to it. He changes his views on everything depending on the audience he is addressing . Can you imaging if he should become president ? SCARY !
There is no one in this country who has more experience in solving tough economic problems than Governor Mitt Romney. He has worked both in the private and public areas and solved the huge mess he inherited on the 2002 Olympics. It went from a scandal ridden possible failure for the US; to the most profitable Winter Olympics ever – the facilities built for the 2002 Olympics are still up and functioning – their upkeep being paid for by the profit from the Olympics. I'm proud to be a Utahn and have seen the good Governor Romney in charge can produce.
Mitt is DISRESPECTFUL! He wants to be moderator and debater. He really need a time out chair for his rudeness! I agree with someone earlier saying he's making up stuff as he go, and don't want to take ownership for his other false promises. Let's not forget that 47% he doesn't care about.
Love this question !!!!!
BUSH is from Texas and is much more fun than Romney
Mitt nit picks. Ugh
Oh my god are we buying this america gov romney is lying he is so fake I am about to puke he is like floating trying to look relevant I cant believe he won the first debate
Romney–"I hired some women and I let them go home early if they needed to" Wow, what a man!
So now Mitt doesn't want to get rid of Planned Parenthood and wants to allow contraceptives?
Mr President is completely factual so far. I am checking as they go, as you should also.
Are some of these questions plants? Wow! Also, Is Candy leading toward helping O-blama? Stay strong Romney!!!!
Ignoring the question of this woman. Rude!
Congress constructs the budget so saying he will balance the budget with the partisanship is just hogwash
Mitt "came through small business"?
Did I miss whats Romney's 5 point plan?
You guys need to stop calling our President nasty names. Conduct yourselves accordingly.
these guys are clowns sound like two children puppets of the new world order our constitutional republic gets weaker with every presidents since Bush the First. Vote none of the above i am tired of my rights being violated and taken away wake up people
again what is Romney 5 point plan??????
Oh, he was wrong about the 47% he said so last week. It's really like 55%. The main part of the deficit is due to the funding of two wars. The deficit would have been a lot larger during BUSH if we had done that.
Reducing the national debt needs to be balanced with the need to drive the economy, job creation etc.. In the UK the 'age of austerity' is designed to reduce the national debt, yet it looks to be failing. Voters are starting to think that the policy is not working. We are seeing multi-national corporations practice aggressive tax avoidance and pay next to nothing in tax, the wealthiest are getting wealthier while the poorest and the middle class are getting poorer. I think Mitt's "balancing the budget" actually means the same for the US.
Great question on Bush,,, teflon non-answer
Obama is getting destroyed. The poor kid just doesn't have it.
Romney hasnt said anything specific about any of his plans . He keeps beating around the bush. At least obama is bringing out specifics.
Obama focused response! Compares and contrasts well. Obama will answer the question posed Romney's
Hit the mit big o.
I hope people caught some of what Mitt said, about taxes and capital gains, because if that's the case, Mitt...will not be paying any !!!!!! Because that's how he's made his millions, as an investor !