Romney to get first question at debate
October 16th, 2012
06:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to get first question at debate

Hempstead, New York (CNN) - Mitt Romney will get the first question at Tuesday's second presidential debate.

According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Republican presidential nominee won the coin toss. Some of the approximately 80 undecided voters that will make up the town hall audience will ask questions to Romney and President Barack Obama.

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After both the president and Romney have answered a voter's question, the moderator of the debate, CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley, will follow up with the two candidates.

There will be no closing statements tonight from the candidates.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
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  1. Marie MD

    Good, just as long as the President is awake and comes out fighting.
    The twit has NOT changedhis yellow stripes. He will do anything to be president because that is his lot in life.
    He could care less and would probably be a worst president than #43!!!
    He of nobody uses "my" elevator while governor, i like to fire people, no more Planned Parenthood to help women of lesser means, dog abuser and laughs about it, no plans and no solutions.
    As a poor American (since we don't make $250,000 in our household since according to the bully bishop that IS a middle class salary) I don't want somebody who doesn't care about half of the country, that 47%).
    To the non working wife, all we saw was your husband prosti tuting himself to get elected. Talk about no character. Just keep your ugly mouth shut. You are not helping him except for the folks who wear t shirts like one at your husband's or that other one's rally – Roimney/Ryan sticker – bring the white back to the white house. Classy.

    October 16, 2012 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  2. obama is Out Of Touch with reality

    My first question to obama, What is you truthful response to the coal miners in Ohio about their alegations that you personally are conducting a war on coal by not allowing permits for mines and that you have directly affected the miners livelyhood with you policies? Second question, why do you speak so many mistruths about your policies?

    October 16, 2012 06:43 am at 6:43 am |
  3. JESSE james TAKE THEM TO THE STREET AND SHOOT THEM LIKE THE DOGS THEY ARE

    The first question to robme why do you want to be potus.

    October 16, 2012 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    How will he answer it? Will it be the from the primary Mitt or the more moderate general election Mitt?

    October 16, 2012 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  5. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    The first question to romney the lieing tax cheat should be , did you lie to your doners with your 47% comment dising half the American population???? Or are you lieing in your new position ,that you sopport 100% of the American people , which people are you lieing to??????? One or the other !!!!

    October 16, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  6. MikeO

    Is it appropriate to ask which Romney is coming tonight? The old or the new? The one who love 100% of Americans or the one who dismissed 47% as freeloaders?

    October 16, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  7. jinx88

    I hope its about Sensata and Bain. I would like to know how he can say he is for helping create jobs in America when he makes money from Bain when they ship jobs overseas. I hope Obama somehow bring this up tonight in the debate and see how Mittens lies.

    October 16, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  8. Wake up People!

    Of course he does. I'm sure he has already been declared the winner also. Lies and all. If he attacks with lies, he wins. If the POTUS attacks with truths, he will be called the angry black man. No matter what President Obama does or says, he will be vilified. And Willard can stand there and lie like a rug and he will be victorious. I'm surprised people aren't lining up telling the POTUS to just give up and let Willard win the debate and the election.

    What a difference 4 years make. 4 years ago the GOP picked Sarah Palin over Willard and now he's the great white hope. Mormon cult leader and all.

    Who said racism isn't alive and well in this country?????

    OBAMA 2012!

    October 16, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  9. Pete

    Romney getting the first question,great then the president can counter this pathelogical liar with facts,not like before.Pres.Obama will be on the attack this time pretty much staying on plan with what Biden said,they're all full of malarky or lies!!Now when Romney comes out on one these do called policies of his the president can counter asking details,specifics and let's see if Romney can give any which he can't!!Pres.Obama can ask Romney about the investigation into the ponzi scheme his son Tagg and he with a Mr Allan Stanford started in 2008 in Romneys campaign headquarters,its investors have poured more than 8.5-9 billion in it and now the moneys gone,where is it Romney cat got your lying tongue.May be tied to the destruction of his governors files,harddrives before leaving office,can we say illegal,incriminating evidence tampering maybe,he will be caught,karma always gets its people right,some faster than others!!

    October 16, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  10. Darlene

    And gets to tell the first LIE!!!

    October 16, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |