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.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
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  1. Joy Phillippi

    Big win for President Obama. Mitt Romney was finally called out for being a liar/flip flopper/etch a sketch. President Obama owned the room tonight. The Republicans are calling foul on the moderator who verified Mitt Romneys lie about the President's remarks about Libya in the Rose Garden. Check your facts folks....there's a transcript. He called it an act of terror. Poor losers.

    October 16, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  2. Jay Henry

    I liked how the President took responsibility for his words and actions. He not only answered the question but provided insight and a plan. Romney said and i quote, "My policy starts with a policy..." What does that mean. Juust more double talk from Romney and no REAL answers.

    October 16, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  3. Obama Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    We should understand that this country was in deep mess before the Obama administration.
    Correct. We were in a ten foot hole. After 4 years of Obama we are now in a twenty foot hole.

    Lets continue and finish what this process of liberating the American people for better days ahead.Let us face the realities and not politicing for posterity!
    Keeping millions of Americans unemployed is NOT "liberating the American people". Personally, I would not like to be liberated like the people of Greece.

    October 16, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  4. Mcat

    Is there any one at CNN did fast check when Crowley confirmed that Obama has mentioned a word of terrorist attach at the Rose Garden? Obama continues to lie and let his employee Hillary took a responsibility? He proudly said he is her boss and a president but where is a word of "responsibility " utter from his mouth?

    October 16, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  5. Sara

    Romney would say or do just about anything to get elected. Scary to see him change his position depending on who he is speaking to. And so utterly condescending!!

    October 16, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  6. Asdf

    If this country doesn't get new leadership we will be immigrating to mexico

    October 16, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  7. MIchael Fogleman

    Amazing how much rhetoric Obama gets away with. Romney shows up with the facts and a plan. Obama shows up with one of the worst records in presidential history and people still want to support his plans regardless of all the damage they create for the majority of us. Do Democrats really want to believe or do they just hate the Republican party so much they will support something no matter how bad it long as it's Democrat

    October 16, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  8. Shane

    President Obama doesn't look at his investment portfolio? That explains a lot. Maybe if he did his portfolio would be as much as governor Romney's. Who would you rather handle your money?

    October 16, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  9. Name Adriane Mazique

    I am a single mother of two beautiful daughters and I am very offended about Romney's comment about single mothers are contributing to the violence. I have been raising my daughters alone for the pass 19 years and not one of my daughters are troublesom or violent kids in fact my oldest daughter is a freshmen in college and my younger daughter is a freshmen in high school doing quiet well. She is a national champion in track, she makes good grades and a very respectful kid. So when Romney puts down single parents instead of lifting them up, is very offensive to me as a single parents who works hard to provide a descent living for my kids.

    October 16, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  10. Monica Kudrna

    Mitt says we are on the road to Greece, China cheats, and wasn't even sure if England was fully prepared for Olympics. His international skills would scare me...he comes off as a puts.

    October 16, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  11. David Spencer

    Obama killed it.

    October 16, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  12. Jay Henry

    Romney was completely disrespectful. If the President would have told him "I'm speaking" during the debate the media would have been in an uproar.....CNN comment on how rude Romney was in stead of always criticizing the President about his approach and how he uses his tact. Romney still has yet to lay out his plan. WHAT IS THE PLAN MITT?

    October 16, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Standard m-o Obama lieing thru his teeth---–Romney made a fool of him exposing his failures and americans poverty as a result of his idiotic failing policies----Romney clearly won the debate hands down on all issues

    October 16, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  14. Shane

    Obama doesn't look at his investment portfolio???? Maybe if he did it would be as much as Romney's. Who would you trust with your money?

    October 16, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    If Obama gets re-elected then Mexico would be an even better place to live than here! The communist nation that we are slowly becoming.

    October 16, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
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