Live blog: Final presidential debate
October 22nd, 2012
06:37 PM ET
8 years 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.


soundoff (426 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    The twit was either agreeing with everything the President said or just rambling on like old man mccain except he was sitting and squirming instead of walking around aimlessly but he still lost to the President BIG time.
    Tell portman that kings are NOT presidential.

    October 22, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  2. Namesharon

    Romney lost the debate, and President Obama won! Romney as president would be dark day in history. I believe Pres. Obama will win the election.

    October 22, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  3. Arrielle

    The sad part is the person who continually gets caught in his lies is Romney. CNN Reality Checks have proven this behind EVERY debate

    October 22, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  4. Horse and swords

    Ohio- time for bed

    October 22, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  5. Ohio

    R^2 = unemployment 10 + debt $20T.

    Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

    October 22, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  6. Miss Vanessa

    Excellent job Mr. President!!!

    October 22, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  7. mohamed Kabba

    At a particular point Rommy went out of topic and failed to reallised that they are debating to gain th e undecided florida voters.
    President Obama was on top of situation.

    October 22, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  8. Horse and swords

    Romney all new position..hmmm

    October 22, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  9. Jazzy

    Great job Mr. President
    Obama 2012 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (eight exclamation points, eight deserved years in office)

    October 22, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  10. biochem

    Please people check your facts, the effect of 8 years, it's consequences and aftermath need more than 4 years to be fixed. Obama won big time. Progress requires precise and definite ways to achieve improvement.

    October 22, 2012 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  11. Born in Ohio

    Re: shipping jobs overseas. The pres needs to check his own Jobs Czar Jeffery Immelt. As CEO of General Electric, he's shipped thousands of jobs overseas. Ask GE or the Pres where light bulbs are made in the US today and where they were made 20 years ago... The jobs all went overseas.

    October 22, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  12. jim

    Obama won final debate!

    October 22, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  13. Shelly

    Obama WON!

    October 22, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  14. Joanna

    Rob Portman, Republican from Ohio, just outright lied on behalf of Romney, saying Romney supported the Gov't bailout of the auto industry and that is exactly what Romney OPPOSED. He flat out states the opposite of what Romney actually said and claims that is true now. Lying to the American people again. All the Republicans seem to lie like crazy. Romney doesn't have one true conviction on anything. His beliefs change from hour to hour. Obama won for sure!

    October 22, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  15. Name stacey

    How can you Obama voters really be happy with what he has done in the past four years If you really support him you should do what his sign says and move FORWARD and vote for Romney so we dont go back to 4 years of Obama policies

    October 22, 2012 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  16. Katrina Jackson

    Did we really need a debate on foreign policy to determine whether Romney was prepared to be our President? His actions in London during the Olympics proved to us that his not capable in this area.

    Also, I am shocked that he continues to refer to Americans as poor. Romney should know that some of our citizens who receive federal assistance are persons who lost their jobs because of this economy. Americans who receive federal assistance are not poor, most are at the point in their life that most Americans have traveled.

    October 22, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  17. fundamental101

    It seems Romney Is changes colour, copies Obama live in front of us all. Foreign policy is no his experience. He just wants to pound the economy. Do you know of all the economies in The world it is second in recovery , Canada is first.

    Stick to your topic.......creating fear is all he is trying to win and to repeat after Barak, because he is too extreme to say what he really thinks......probably he would be a great puppet.


    October 22, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  18. Reina

    A very interesting debate, with a lot of class from both candidates. The President won the debate, Mr. Romney doesn't brings anything new to the table. The President should and hopefully wins again. No matter what, its a blessing and a priviledge to live in a country where you can express your opinions and where you have a choice.

    October 22, 2012 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  19. SMRA

    This is not Obama's mess this is Bushes mass and Nick son Mess and say what you want if Romney get into the office you have not seen scuffing. A man that tells me that it is not his responsibility to care for the middle class and the poor people. It is the President responsibility to take care for all people in America. Only because he has money and very wealthy so this will be another Terminator in office that man do not know what not eating or no medical is . If it was not for food stamps most children would not have anything to eat. No more Medical, Disability, Social Security, No more rights REALLY Romney always remember the words that you speak.

    October 22, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  20. Elizabeth

    Romney just dont say anything specific, he talks just to become the president , without knowing the facts

    October 22, 2012 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  21. Dominique

    Please remember we are in a real war with 68000 lives on the line when u vote your wallet.

    October 22, 2012 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  22. Gurgyl

    You got my vote Obama. Of course my support too. Mr. China the Bain-capital is silly. Yes., on Obama12.

    October 22, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  23. jake

    Romney clearly won this debate, Obama was mad and attacked but had nothing to say about 4 more years

    October 22, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  24. Sherley

    Romney really on the stage of romneysia is a flip flopper he agree with the president on everything regarding forein policy we are not going back to the old Bush policies that led us were are now and that's why we are moving FORWARD by voting for OBAMA and for your info watch out for the result on November 6th result he will remain in office for FOUR MORE YEARS.

    October 22, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  25. Henri Marat

    With the culmination of this third and final climax, President Obama has shown his firm, but composed policies on foreign relation hotspots like Iran, where Romney seems liable to jump the gun, putting troops on the ground. Economics for the middle class seem much more level-headed on the democratic side of things, and while Romney's running mate has made some valid points, Romney himself hasn't impressed me, including his approach on new energy, which is to not invest in any; and in school budgets and smaller classrooms for a higher-standard of learning here, in his own country. Many decisions are yet to make this coming November, but I do know that I was impressed with the president tonight.

    October 22, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
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