Live blog: Final presidential debate
October 22nd, 2012
06:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Live blog: Final presidential debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney battle it out for the third and final time when they take the debate stage Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

The topic of the final debate is foreign policy.

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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soundoff (426 Responses)
  1. Dakota

    Let's face it, no one person can be great at everything. Right now jobs and the economy are the big focus, or should be. Too many Americans out of work. Obama clearly can't fix that. That is not his strength. (Not sure what is, haven't seen it yet). Romney is the only candidate with a chance to fix that. Say what you want, 4 more with Obama and we will be so far under water we will never swim back up for air.

    October 22, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  2. BD

    Fact check what budget has Obama presented or passed? They have not had one in 4 yrs..

    October 22, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  3. Mr. c

    Obama is doing a great job tonight! Romneys face looks so red. He also seems to not to be truthfull about things. Obama is going to win.

    October 22, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    He wants to get rid of Obamacare. That should go over well with seniors and their donut hole, parents with kids still on their med insurance ,pre existing conditions and no more caps for high end treatments.
    Thus twit is a joke who wants to be king NOT president!

    October 22, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  5. Ken

    Obama is kicking Romney's butt and Romney knows it. Just look at the expression on his face. This is awesome.

    October 22, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  6. summer

    HA! good one Obama!

    October 22, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  7. ray

    You can't lead a country if you don't understand the job. Gov. Romney needs to find the 21st century.

    October 22, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  8. John

    Anyone that thnks that reducing our military os a good idea. Lives in a world of gum drops and lolipops. The world is a bad place, take a look out side the US.

    October 22, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  9. freddjames

    Obama looks like someone told him blink a lot that will help take focuses off you not telling anyone anything new!!!

    October 22, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. John

    Obama is being a little too snarky.

    October 22, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  11. BD

    Number one spending president in history? Obama, second was Reagan.

    October 22, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  12. Hel7ols

    Obama is never to be trusted!! He can not fix this economy.... he has no experience. Romney at least has a positive track record in this area and great business person.

    October 22, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  13. Scott Gregson

    While we rely on word from the military commanders on the ground abroad we fail to respect the commanders on the ground in our schools, our teachers. As for the poor, our shovel ready projects are our families in need of food assistance. Medicaid to the states.......wow. While Governor Romney suggest we are moving toward being Greece we shouldn't advocate being Darfor.

    October 22, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    It just doesn't work? Obama stop shooting down opportunities to allow our country to prosper.

    October 22, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  15. Texas

    Obama is not winning. The debate is not even over. Obama has had 4 years and has done nothing. Americans cannot afford another 4 years! Obama does not tell the truth. Look 4 years gone and jobs, homes are lost. What a great President NOT!
    Oh let's not forget Obama who BOWS!
    American's! Do not BOW!

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  16. John

    Obamacare is HORRIBLE!!! That is just an excuse for another form of welfare. Why work when you can get everything for free.

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  17. summer

    Decreased horses and bayonettes...

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  18. Viv

    Did Romney take Math in school ? I think not, if he thinks he can blow up our huge military budget an give out tax cuts and keep good parts of Obama care

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  19. BD

    This is boring-–the only thing I know Democrats do not sand for is God and Jerusalem-–did anyone watch the vote at the dem convention? Im not sure what they stand for but I know they do not stand up for Israel or God.....go figure.

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  20. Erin

    Obama has had a great four years, given what he was given. He can get this country back on track. Mitt will send us hurtling backwards...he will HURT this country. I don't trust him. He has proven to me that he has no intelligent foreign policy.

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  21. Gurgyl

    I support Obama.

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  22. freddjames

    Obama sounds like a man that knows he is losing.

    October 22, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  23. NameSteamr

    Romney's arrogance shows in his constant interruption of Obama. He just mentioned terminating Obamacare – based on HIS ROMNEYCARE he instituted in MA! I'm a MA resident who DID vote for him as governor because we had a weak Democratic incumbent at that time; & once he got in, he immediately started using the MA governor's office as a stepping stone for bigger things & IGNORED a lot of the state's needs!
    He will say ANYTHING to get in the Oval Office! NOT fooling me (or a lot of other MA residents) a second time!!!

    October 22, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  24. Hel7ols

    Since Obamacare has come into the picture, my medical premium went up over $100 a month... simply can not afford!!

    October 22, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  25. BD

    Karl Marx is the father of Socialism but he wrote the Communist Manefesto.....this is Obamas biggest issue, he has a completely a different way of looking at the world.....Mitt stop agreeing with HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
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