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Topics for 2012 Presidential Debates Released

The 2012 Presidential debate topics were recently announced to the public on Sept. 20, the dates, topics, and participants are as follows:

Oct. 3 President Barack Obama and Governor Romney will discuss Domestic policy.

Oct. 11, Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan will debate foreign and domestic topics..

Oct. 16 the presidential candidates will be discussing foreign and domestic topics

Oct. 22 the presidential candidates will be covering their views on foreign policy.

Each of the debates is from 9- 10:30p.m. and will be aired live on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, and all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others.

With Obama leading Romney in the polls 48.6 to 45 and election day is only six weeks away, these debates are absolutely crucial for the Republican party if they want to win over some voters. The bar is set pretty high for Romney since he is more practiced at debates and has done about 40 in the past year, while Obama has not been in one since 2008. Both have been preparing for this for months, but it is well known that it is not a natural fit for Obama due to his habit of elaborate responses.

The first debate, on Oct. 3, will be split into six segments with topics selected by a moderator; the first half will discuss the economy, and the second “healthcare, the role of government, and governing.”

The next debate, on Oct. 11, will be a discussion of foreign and domestic issues. It will be divided into nine segments each 10 minutes long. It will be of similar format to the first Presidential debate.

The second Presidential debate will also discuss foreign and domestic issues. It will be set up like a ‘town meeting’ where citizens will have the opportunity to ask questions, and the candidates have two minutes to respond.

The last debate will be on Oct. 22and will be identical to the first debate in format, however about foreign policy.

The debates are sure to get heated and it is definitely worth tuning it. If you’re unable to watch it on TV it can be streamed live here: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/