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. Don

    Great point as it is not about the man it is about the policies! Obama's policies have failed. Look at the record

    October 16, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  2. Deb

    Romney makes me feel secure... Obama can't speak right!

    October 16, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  3. Sue

    Glad to know rushing home to my kids at the end of the day is going to level the playing field when it comes to equal pay.

    October 16, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  4. ct

    Obama doesn't even really know what planned parenthood does or doesn't do. They do not do mammon's. Just another slipup like shovel ready jobs. Get in the real world.

    October 16, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  5. Tony

    Dee, Romney has never been a senator. The only election he has ever won was Massachusetts governorship.

    October 16, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  6. Hal Ninethousand

    The Prez and Mitt are both right, manufacturing jobs are on the way back. The Foxconn workers in China have rioted and gone on strike in the last three weeks. Those groovy Apple gizmos are soon goona be saying:

    "Designed in California, Built in the USA".

    October 16, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  7. NameNatasha

    Yeah, yeah, yeah Romney. Lets not forget the 47%. The cameras are on now, but if we put him in office Im quite sure that we will see more of what he really thought, the things he said in private then back to the 47%.

    October 16, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  8. Amy

    So Mitt if you're not going to let anyone illegally are you going to pick crops in the field?

    October 16, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Romney is so ill focused he couldn't even remember the lady name within 1 minute!

    October 16, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  10. Rick

    Obama is a lot closer to feeling the financial squeeze on the American people than Romney who has a trust fund and income coming from other countries to keep the bills paid.

    October 16, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. Tmcforobama

    Send the parents home but the kids get a pass? Is this not incongruent? Somebody check this but is this not a flip?

    October 16, 2012 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  12. meforamerica

    Now he is all for immigration? He now agrees with pathways for kids of unauthorized immigrants, the first time I heard this from him. Romney sure says what he wants to say when it will get him what he wants. Can't trust that!!!

    October 16, 2012 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  13. Carolyn

    If Romney was so great when he was govenor of Mass., why is the state supporting Obama?

    October 16, 2012 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  14. g

    reagan opened the door to ship jobs to mexico–i can see why reagan is mitts hero–job shipper

    October 16, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  15. Don

    Im a republican and not crazy about Obama yet Romney can be trusted.

    October 16, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  16. ssp

    Doesn't Romney's father get dual citizenship if both his parents are Americans and his father was born abroad? huh?

    October 16, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  17. Tmcforobama

    Thought it was a flip......Romney would veto the Dream Act. Sick of the pandering.

    October 16, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  18. Name

    Romney wants to deport Everybody because they're not what he calls middle-class

    October 16, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  19. don't no who

    Romney doesn't seem to remember what he said why doesent he defend his views

    October 16, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  20. meforamerica

    Didn't Romney say that he will veto the dream act? Don't we deserve the truth? Romney can respect America and give America the truth

    October 16, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  21. lynn

    Thanks Betsy for fact checking, its sad when people want rely on lies than truth his camp has a track record of doing some very deceitful things.

    October 16, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  22. Carolyn

    Hey you people that are accusing Candy of not letting Romney speak might want to look at the clock that is showing speaking time.

    October 16, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  23. Flipp

    Mitt has lost this one at least as bad as Obama lost the first. Over.

    October 16, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  24. NameNatasha

    Romney has no integrity, its obvious 47%.47%.47%.47%. If he said it in private he should have said it in public, oops that would not put him in office.

    October 16, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  25. Wake up People!

    Yes you did Willard. You said you agreed with that crazy Arizona sheriff.

    October 16, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
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