Live blog: Second presidential debate
October 16th, 2012
06:52 PM ET
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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. Tmcforobama

    Lets hope he continues to lick his wounds again.

    October 16, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  2. dachozen1

    ROmney is unhinged

    October 16, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. Lgcos

    Obama is the master of twist and spin . He twists what Romney says and spins his (Obama's) record and facts. Pathetic. I am embarrassed by President of the United States of America. It brings to mind the children's taunt "liar liar pants on fire "

    October 16, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  4. Chase

    Who will say anything???

    October 16, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  5. Don

    Whoops...Romney "can' be trusted" and cant follow the rules !

    October 16, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  6. dave

    We should have learned after 4 years of Bush. The President has only put us further in the hole. Everything he sold me the first time he ran was all smooth talking and hot air. We can not continue down this road with the President.

    October 16, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  7. g

    you need a congress that will work with instead of stopping there feet

    October 16, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  8. Don

    I'm a healthcare worker of 20 years and we have the greatest healthcare in the world. Obama care will destroy that. It is good in theory but will never work. He has forced down the citizens throats for his own self serving needs.

    October 16, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  9. Jessica

    Please please tell us what you are going to do Gov.. Romney!! I know what has been going on last four years. Nothing. Sound like you are heading that way too

    October 16, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  10. NameBj Knoski

    We in Arizona do not appreciate Mr. Obama's comments

    October 16, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  11. Melanie langford

    If the President doesn't even look at his own investments, we must all be fools to trust him with our country's.

    October 16, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  12. Don

    Why if Joe Biden is arrogant and obnoxious he is strong but if Romney gets aggressive he is rude! WOW!

    October 16, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  13. Cindi

    I just can't stand the smirking and the interrupting that the President is doing and how he is ignoring the moderator. He is generally being RUDE to Governor Romney. The time inequity is absolutely ludicrous!!!!

    October 16, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. Hal Ninethousand

    Hey Amy, the evidence here in the UK supports the rise of plutocracy and the subversion of democracy by those with financial means to buy political influence through lobbying, etc.

    October 16, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  15. isabelroberts10

    Hey folks
    Eight years of Bush almost made our Country to it's knees and since the Republican Congress REFUSED to do their
    jobs and co-operate as they are paid to do, how do you expect our President to get anything passed? This is a hard
    working Prisident and another four years you will see us coming out of this Bush mess.
    Think and then vote...

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

    Is there ADHD going on? I don't believe I would vote for anyone that can't follow directions running our country. SMH.

    October 16, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  17. John

    The gloves are off tonight!

    October 16, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  18. Cindi

    Melanie good point!

    October 16, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  19. Don

    BTW if you are paying attention Obama is interrupting Candy also!

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

    Mr. Romney we just don't believe you, middle class will not vote for you!

    October 16, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  21. Name Rod

    Why does the President of the United States not give the same common courtesy to his opponent that is given to him. Why does he think he can over speak, out of turn.

    October 16, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  22. Wake up People!

    Willard is as stiff as Pinocchio. And a liar.

    October 16, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  23. Jessica

    MIT ......it is call multi tasking a must for US president

    October 16, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  24. Stef

    Obama has not done what he promised....Time to fire him. Come on people stop looking the other way & pay attention. Obama has not done one thing good for this country.

    October 16, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  25. Aicha

    ....how did Romney get the idea he could handle the presidency......he is lacking brains and format

    October 16, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
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