Obama/RomneyThe third and final Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will take place Monday night from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The topic will be foreign policy and the discussion will be moderated by Bob Schieffer, host of Face The Nation on CBS. As with earlier debates, this will be 90 minutes long and we will carry the live stream on this page.

Full Debate Video: Final Presidential Debate Video

Air Time: Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 9pm et / 8pm ct / 7pm mt / 6pm pt

Channels: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more including CNN Espanol and others. Note that Fox broadcasting will not air the debate instead airing game 7 of the NLCS.

Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator. Subject to possible changes because of news developments, here are the topics for the October 22 debate, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:

-America’s role in the world
-Our longest war – Afghanistan and Pakistan
-Red Lines – Israel and Iran
-The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
-The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
-The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World

The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

We will post the complete debate video once it is finished in case you missed it due to MNF.

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  1. Dear Sir,
    Concerning the Foreign Policy debate, I’d like to ask President Obama on the below topic:

    Maybe you can help us VICTIMS of the 1983 Beirut Bombing, because our own President chooses to support Iran instead of the American People.

    We have suffered for 29 years already, and Obama has done NOTHING to assist, but everything to screw us over.

    I am a survivor of the Beirut Bombing of 1983 in which killed 241 Marines while were were sleeping in our barracks on a Sunday morning.
    To get straight to the point, the families of the Beirut bombing victims has sued Iran and won $2.65B.
    All monies have been collected and are now in the NY treasury Dept.
    Because of President Obama, we still have not received our money, because “Our President” chooses to NOT give us authorization to get our payout because he has frozen the money and placed a “Gag” order on the case because he says he is in friendly negotiations with the president of Iran.
    WE FEEL BETRAYED BY OUR OWN PRESIDENT AND SERIOUSLY QUESTION HIS LOYALTIES.
    PRESIDENT OBAMA is the only reason why justice cannot be done, because he rather support Iran vice American People, in which he is asking for our Vote.
    Is there a way we can inform the America Population so they are aware of our presidents priorities and loyalties?
    Thank you!
    v/r
    John Nash

    • Mr. Nash,
      I have copied and pasted your question on my facebook page and have asked my friends to share & publish. I hope it may help.

    • 1983 Beirut Bombing was a tragedy but a war with iran will kill many more, including
      more innocent victims.. this needs to be worked out also.. to prevent worse tragedies.

    • this is shocking to me as I am not very knowledgeable on your struggle. I was young when the barracks were bombed and I dont recall the details very clearly. If what you say is true, and I can only assume that a member of the marine corp would not lie blatently, we need to do everything we can to expose your truth. Good luck Nate in your quest for justice. I will keep you and your brothers in my prayers and watch for updates to your story.

    • Not quite as cut and dry as you posted:

      A lawsuit filed against Standard Chartered by survivors and the families of the 241 servicemen killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, shows the wide-ranging litigation risks that banks are facing amid the recent wave of scandals.

    • Mr Nash, I have also copied your post to my Facebook and emailed it to my contact list. I a abhorred and ashamed that this has gone unnoticed for almost 30 years. On behalf of a grateful nation please accept my apology. Our service men and women deserve to be treated with respect and those injury should be taken care of; and those families of the 241 Marines deserve better.

    • Why exactly has it taken this long then? Wasn’t a Republican president at the time? Did the government not see fit to help?

      Also, didn’t the Republican congress just vote down a job bill for Vets? I am a bit confused here I think, why do you think the Republican party will be more helpful?

    • I might add, there are currently protest in Iran concerning the falling price of their currency. This is due to the economic sanctions. I hate to say, but, if the strategy is working and can prevent a war that we can’t afford, I think I might would take the same route. I would love to find a way to help ya, without a doubt, but I also want to see Vets getting help, and I don’t see the Republicans as allies. I think they use us.

      • Hey Bunky, Bush showed them if you ain’t got the bomb, you ain’t got ………..

        Only one way to stop them, Military occupation.

    • That was under Reagan! After it happened he knew it was a mistake to have sent them in, and pulled everyone out. It was a tragedy, like so many other mistakes our Presidents have made in starting wars.

      • It is not about the party it is about Obama trying to befriend the Arabs while putting Americans down, as as former Marine I could never vote for a commander in chief like Obama there has been more of my brothers killed since he tied our hands and have us not fight too many rules of engagement so we died now let us fight and let us do what we do best kill the enemies of our country and our way of life. We shall never opologise to anyone like Obama has done

    • Josh, I would be the first to jump on Obama’s borrowed desk for forgetting, but since 1983, there have been 4 other presidents who also have NOT distributed the funds….
      Fair is fair.

  2. I feel that this is the perfect time to bring this up because tomorrow marks the 29th year anniversay of this Terrible Terrorist attack, in which Iran claims full responsibility. This is a Foreign Policy concern that needs to be addressed. Remember, 241 U.S. service members were killed that morning, and Iran still has not been held fully accountable, although they proudly accept responsibility for the attack on the Marines. I’d like to hear our current Presidents reply to this, as he is the one who has placed a halt to further court proceedings. WE NEED AN ANSWER.

    • How is the 29th anniversary different from the 28th, or 27th? Seems like the 20th or 25th might have been especially telling… but a Republican was in office, and that doesn’t jive with the argument as well. Again, I think we should do something, and should have, but asking Iran… please. The Republicans have been refusing to take care of the vets for a good decade that I have watched. Iran had a purpose, Iraq was for money. I do honor you sir, very much. And am sorry. But I must honor the fallen by expressing what I feel is right and true.

    • I so agreed Mr Jones I find If funny and down right disrespectful that people can honestly blame our President for something that happen when he was only in college some people just dont want to acknowledge that its only because of his color is why they are so at raged and down disrespectful. I and of course I guess they think Mitt Romney really cares about him he has made his career by bullieing the little man and that what he will do if he get the presidency which is not going to happen.

      • For sure I’d like to believe you as I’m not color blind but most Americans that vote are. My reason is that black politicians just don’t have a very good track record. Obama doing better than most, I’ll give you that.

      • Agreed. Romney put his dog on the roof of his car. We all know he disrespected the military with the 47% comment. He views us as dogs, how do you think he will treat us if in office?

  3. The BO creature wants to destroy our Freedoms and our Nation!

    But, If Mitt gets into the White House — expect An American Tragedy!

    Mormon Mitt won’t allow Catholic Ryan to be anything but his doormat (to be disposed of when the time comes).

    His 5 Mormon Sons are getting groomed to take over…and create a Dynasty of little Mormon Mitts for decades to come!

    Now, that is truly scary!

    • And just where do you get that kind of information from? “Dynasty of little Mormon Mitts”? You know sometimes people come to blogs like this to try to get a little more informed about the different issues but things like what you said is nothing more than UNEDUCATED …… guess…. opinion…. I don’t even know what to call it other than worthless misinformation.

    • Chill guy. Talk about conspiracy theories. You have an unreasonable skew on Mormons. They are just another religion like Catholics, Protestants, or Baptist. They are all Christians and believe in the Bible and Jesus Christ.

      You’re the one that is scary. You’re the type to get a gun and go on a shooting rampage. Get some counseling.

    • Wow… when did Mormon become code for “EVIL DESPOTIC SECRET SOCIETY?” This is utterly preposterous, and billy… fearing what you don’t understand is called Xenophobia, and it is wrong. When you fear blacks, you’re called racist, when you fear muslims, you’re called a bigot, when you say such things about Mormons, for some reason it becomes acceptable. Probably because Mormons don’t strap bombs to their chest or attack Embassies in retaliation.

  4. I wonder how does the President AND Governor Mitt Romney feel about current policies in Pakistan with regards to Drone planes that are kiling hundreds of thousand innocent women and children? How long will this continue for in the future?

  5. I wish the president a good debate where his superior knowledge of foreign affairs will be obvious and his honest work for his country acknowledged.

    Best wishes
    Karin Sivertsen

    Good Earth sailing in space
    Human beings inhabit you
    A short while we live in your regions
    What do we do to you?

    • Karin,
      Are you talking about the honesty he showed when he told the U S A that the attack on the embasy in Benghazi was due to an anti-Islam video made in California? Or is it when he lied saying that the next day he stood in the Rose garden and called it a terrorist attack, Go read the transcript of what he said. Ya he is definitaley going to need some luck on this issue. Examination of Obama’s words reveals that it was a general statement. He even went on the view and when asked if it was a terrorist attack he said we are still gathering information. HONEST? REALLY?

      • when you a a president you speak only after you know all the facts . He has to make sure he has all evidence of everything before he makes a statement. He isnt like romney talking before he knows what he is saying.. he has intelligence

        • Really, you don’t think that he knew the facts? You don’t know about counter terrorism measures which take place in event such as that BEFORE they have all the FACTS? What about the fact that not only did the emabasy ask for more security but Hilery herself asked for more security. The only ones who didn’t know the facts at that time were the american people except most of America knew that it was a terrorist attack, 11 year anniversay of the twin tower attack on the day? Hmmmm it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that was a terrorist attack

            • Honey, did you read the transcript? Really how do you explain leaving the american public in the dark like that? Don’t be so pro Obama that you just give me some honey answer, answer the question. Do you really think that he was justified in his lies on that day?

            • Not only did Obama lie on national television about the Benghazi incident during the debate he also lied about planned parenthood, and I quote

              “There are millions of women all across the country, who rely on Planned Parenthood for, not just contraceptive care, they rely on it for mammograms, for cervical cancer screenings,”

              Planned parenthood does not provide those services (mamogram and cervical cancer screening) so his argument there was once again another lie. And this is not stuff you have to go digging for, he is doing this right in front of millions of americans on national tv.

              Either he thinks the majority of the american people are really stupid or he is relying on people like yourself to continue to suport him no matter what he says or does. (maybe one means the other;))

            • In a statement sent to FactCheck.org, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood, said that “Planned Parenthood does help women nationwide get access to mammograms,” as part of the health care services it provides to nearly 3 million persons each year. “Women rely on Planned Parenthood for referrals for and financial help with mammograms and specialized diagnostic follow-up tests (like ultrasounds and biopsies) when indicated by age, history and/or clinical breast exam.”

            • Sorry but most of that statement was true and I don’t like Obama. I’d even give a 75% true to the mammogram part even though they don’t do the procedure there.

            • Planned parenthood does not provide those services,(and Obama knows that) as the president tried to make it sound.(don’t google it, call them) Planned parenthood does not provide any more services to woman outside of abortion than any other clinic will provide to “low income” woman. The president is trying to make it appear that if all the funding the government gives to planned parenthood is cut that it is going to make it so low income woman wont have access to womans heath care, that is just not true.

          • The Republicans cut $300 million in defense spending to be used for defense of our embassies. So, who is to blame?

        • Diane – You really have a short memory – This president has a habit of letting his alligator mouth overload his canary butt before he has any real facts, especially when it comes to racial or Muslim issues

      • And there is nothing wrong with gathering information before you speek and sound uneducated If you don’t like him that’s your choice but the disrespect is just unexceptable but you believe that every work that comes out of the republicans runner up mouth really!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Thank youb Yvonne Im so glad that there are still very intelegent people around and operate on facts and not just what someone that doesnt even know himself tells them.

      • The Benghazi Attack

        The President has not clearly explained what actually happened in Benghazi to the people of this country (USA) and the rest of the world. He was very careful not to call what took place in Benghazi a terrorist attack, instead he said “act of terror”.

        The Webster’s New English Language Dictionary defined terror as a very strong fear or violence, and something that you are terribly afraid of.
        With this definition in mind, saying “….no act of terror can…..” is not the same as saying “the attack was carried out by terrorists” or saying “it was a terrorist attack”. An action can be described as an act of terror but not carried out by individual(s) affiliated with a terrorist group. Examples: The killing of three women in a salon in Florida yesterday—October 21, 2012, can be described as an act of terror but it was not carried out by a terrorist. Kids who are instilling fear in people of a neighborhood by smashing doors and windows can be described to be engaged in an act of terror but they will not be described as terrorists as we know it. If the killing of the ambassador and three other employees were carried out by demonstrators they will not be referred to as terrorists.

        Another issue with the Benghazi attack is the Wall Street article about what the President knew in the early days of the attack. Is it a coincidence that a day before the second debate Mrs. Clinton came out and takes responsibility for what took place in Libya and now a day or so before the final debate The Wall Street Journal published the article about what the President knew or did not know.

  6. Mitt Romney is the only candidate.
    Don’t forget Obama try to cheat you again. He wants to cheat again, take care. Nobody don’ t like him.
    I love Romney. Everybody loves Romney.

    • your misinformed eric..
      romney is a liar ,arrogant, and rude to say the least!
      take a look at his record in mass. he lowered taxes, but raised all state fees
      for license / registrations etc. is against womens right to choose. and when they
      asked for a raise in minimum wage from 6.75 an hr. to 6.96 in 2004..
      he also cut all public service workers (such as police,fire,teachers) then when
      crime rate went up he was surprised.. he is against women right to choose.. look
      it up yourself . His approval in his state during his governorship was at 50% until end of his term when it dropped to 32%…Now in June of 2012 he is calling
      business owners to tell them to tell their employees to vote for him , or they will lose there jobs…sounds like intimadation to me!!! so you love this man..??

    • Because there people that love and you said he wants to cheat you what has he taken from you and what will Romney do other than make life in this world more difficult

      • Oh, they can both do that for sure. Obama already has and I would think Romney can out do that as evidenced by what he did in Ma.

    • You know, I can tell Eric is young. Thus, argument is a game to him. But, to the elderly who lost their retirement through dishonest acts of those who rule Wall St, it isn’t a game. And they will never have the time to recover. Obama is too honest, that is true. He didn’t understand how evil people can be. He tried to work with the Republicans, and the Republican were willing to deadlock the government for four years just to try to make him look bad. It has hurt us all. We have to have regulation, Adam Smith (father of capitalism for those who haven’t read the book) insisted on regulation. This is the man who coined the phrase “free hand” concerning market based economies. Just go ahead and put a man like Romney in charge, who is willing to outsource jobs and put his money offshores, and to bankrupt the auto industry… just put him in charge, and see what happens. He will make George W. look like and mix of Mother Teresa and Einstein.

  7. Gary Johnson.

    Banned from the debates by the duopoly of the two parties. Since Ross Perot ran, you know the one that wanted to end outsourcing so you would now have a job today, they had to change who ran the debates so a third party candidate would never get in and threaten their supremacy in the same way ever again. The Republocrats and Democricans got you by the short hairs either way. You are doomed…hahahahaha…doomed I say. If you haven’t prepped,got as self-sufficient as possible, and moved out of the population centers by now then you are just ghetto dog food…dead men walking. And you concern yourselves with these other small matters of no consequence…hahahahaha…tent city for you mo fo’s.

    • Johnson does not have a chance. vote for him and end up voting for the current inept individual squatting in the white house. If you have the dooms day attitude and say the repubs and demo’s got us by the short hairs, does that not include YOU in that same situation if all He!! was to unleash? go smoke your pot with Gary. while your high, we will have our things prepared to protect ourselves. meanwhile, the lesser of 2 evils is Mitt. zerobama needs to be replaced and sent back to his muslim country

  8. Despite the fact that American is going down the toilet into the status of a third world nation, I will watch Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb throw mud pies at each other and laugh at the obscenity of it all.

    I don’t support any of these candidates, but I do have a running bet that the really, really white guy with the magic underwear will be the next sell-out president of Amerikka.

  9. Despite the fact that America is going down the toilet, like a stiff nut-filled turd circling the drain, into the status of a third world nation, I will watch Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb throw mud pies at each other and laugh at the obscenity of it all.

    I don’t support any of these candidates, but I do have a running bet that the really, really white guy with the magic underwear will be the next sell-out president of Amerikka. After his defeat, Obama can come out of the closet and openly hang with his chaps at the local bathhouse openly talking about how he conned everyone by making them believe he was an American in the first place…seeing how we was born in Kenya as his family there has gone on record as to their testimony.

  10. My question to either candidate is: Why do you believe (and state) that Isreal the #1 ally of the United States in the Middle East?

  11. I just have to point out one mistake in this page..our longest war IS NOT the war in Afganastan/Iraq…Its THE WAR ON DRUGS!! Duh!!!

  12. I am just glad that FOX is televising game 7 of the NCLS, tonight. Gives everyone something else to watch in case we get sick of all their BS.

  13. Amazing that the people have been bamboozled into thinking that either Barack or Mitt are a solution — when both are AGAINST these principles upon which our Nation was built!

    PRINCIPLES we must stand by!!!

    “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….” Thomas Jefferson

    “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

    “When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.” DOROTHY THOMPSON

    “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.” FREDERICK DOUGLAS

    “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.” —Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” EDMUND BURKE

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN
    —————————————————————————–

    Voting for either would be legitimizing the further corruption that seems to have no end!

    VOTE for Garry Johnson — or face the dire consequences of failing to do so — TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!

    • Aw Surfisher – You’ve put this up a few times. You know Johnson can’t win, so you are trying a Perot tactic to elect Obama. “Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice.” He blew out all the same in his first election and campaign – promising hope and change, saying McCain is just like Bush, and then listened to all the rhetoric, and did exactly what he wanted to do starting America on a steeper decline. The aggressive rhetoric this time will end in the same result. Take the American economy towards Greece and bankruptcy, bringing us closer to Islam, taking his hatred of now defunct Colonialism out on America.

      • If you think either of the two turkeys on stage are better than Johnson, vote for either. I’m going with the guy with the best tack record.

      • If you think either of the two turkeys on stage are better than Johnson, vote for either. I’m going with the guy with the best track record.

          • Maybe so but at least I know I wasn’t part of the problem. Had we elected Perot you think we would have been in this mess?

            • Billy – actually you are part of the problem, because your vote for Johnson implies you vote for BO and Socialism, 20TetraBuck deficit, America Bankruptcy, and a ton more of Constitutional violation. He gave us Kool-aid last time, this time he’s added some dissolved crack to it. So Pick that ideology or capitalism and a Democratic Republic ideology

            • Oh I think those Johnson votes will take equally from both. Obama will make it as many Romney voters won’t vote

  14. I am not an amercican citizen however, i would like to see america always on top that s why i am supporting Romeny againt the current president Obama, simply because i see Romeny more able to deal in realistic way with the most difficult issues, especialy the economical situation, he has the experiences needed in the private sector, he is always talking facts and not dreaming as Mr Obama does.We don t need talkers we need walkers.Good luck for Romeny and God bless USA

  15. I vote for Jesus. I wander what He thinks about all of His people? In God we trust…theory of fact? I choose fact. I pray that the Lord blesses all individuals involved with the election and that we turn to Him for what we need. I pray for discretion and provision for our leaders in the Church, schools, government and at large. #JesusWins

  16. Obviously the essential truth is not going to be raised: that America is the leading terrorist state. How do we reduce Terrorism? Stop doing it.

  17. Interesting: People want the right to choose when it comes to abortion, but are willing to give up so many other rights– like their right to make health care choices, where their hard-earned money is spent and by whom or so many more. Hmmm… “right to choose?”…. I think not.

    • Any right is hard to come by in this country anyhow. If you need a license or a permit it is not a right.

  18. Dear Mr. Nash:
    I am truly sorry for your struggle, and I cannot begin to fathom the pain you must feel about your situation, but we have to look at the bigger picture. You seem to misunderstand the concept of “freezing assets.” When a government (or governments in this case) holds sanctions against a country, their assets are essentially frozen so they can’t make payments or engage in other economic activity. The goal of such sanctions is to bring about economic ruin, coercing the country to change in favor of more powerful nations. In this case, sanctions are aimed at preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon, a Middle East nuclear arms race, and another war in the Middle East. Getting you your money would require unfreezing those assets, effectively halting all sanctions on Iran. If you would like to end the sanctions on Iran aimed at preventing the country from obtaining nuclear weapons so you can get a legal settlement, you are failing to see what’s at stake. Yes, I think Iran should be held accountable for their actions, and for the first time in history all the major powers are united against Iran. They are more isolated than they ever have been, if that’s not holding them accountable, I don’t know what is. But we can’t force Iran to pay you if we’ve frozen their assets because that would require ending the effective sanctions we have in place, placing the national security of the United States and the world at risk. President Obama’s wanting to keep those sanctions does not prove disloyalty to the american people; wanting to keep America and our allies safe IS loyalty. It’s his job to secure our interests, not make legal payments.

    Furthermore, I don’t think it’s fair to blame President Obama for your misgivings. The majority of the sanctions (7 our of 9) were put in place under the Bush administration. The republican congress wants to keep those sanctions, as does Romney/Ryan. The majority of the country wants to keep sanctions. Almost every foreign policy expert wants to keep sanctions. Our allies want to keep sanctions. Until the Iranian nuclear weapon is no longer a threat, I don’t think you’re going to be getting you money. So stop turning this into a question of whether or not the current president is a traitor or not, it’s not like he’s letting Iran off easy.

      • Wow. What a clever response. Note the lack of response. I’m not arguing that he doesn’t need the money, or that not getting him the money isn’t important. I was addressing the notion that because he didn’t get the money Obama is somehow a traitor.

  19. Everyone just needs to calm down. BOTH candidates have their shortcomings and has made their mistakes. 80% or so of America has their mind made up anyways and I’m for CERTAIN that seeing us posting rude and hateful things on blogs will change it. Just make sure you vote, and we’ll find out who made the cut. Good luck tonight, Candidates!!

      • I wasn’t counting swing states, so i just rounded off lol. My apologies for my calculations were incorrect!:)

      • Yes, some of us have been too lazy. However, some of us have been a little TOO active. It’s ok to be involved in politics, but as long as you do it respectfully. Some citizens just come onto these sites and just drone on and on about irrelevant topics that no presidency will ever change. Oh and in addition, I am more excited no then I’ll ever be, but I refuse to insult someone in the process.

  20. A number of us here in Missouri, have decided to vote against EVERY INCUMBENT on the ballot. Our situation in this country is pretty bad, and it’s not just the President’s fault….it’s ALL OF THEM IN OFFICE! So….we say, vote them all out.

  21. @ Yvonne,

    Planned Parenthood does provide those services…Maybe not in every facility, but they do. Matter of fact, Planned Parenthood’s numbers show that 14% of their services rendered in 2010 were for cancer screening and prevention (based on most recent figures).
    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/PPFA/PP_Services.pdf

    I, like Karren and Diane, wish the president good luck on the upcoming debate.

    Miss Lindsay

  22. Thoughts from “old” Europe:

    I really like America. America has still a great potential but I fear that many american people might underestimate their problems. Everthing follows rules and (natural) laws. Why do Americans fear the regulation of the market? Absolutly no restriction and no regulation of the banks were the reason for the economic crisis of the last years in USA and Europe (Lehman Brothers, AIG, etc).

  23. It pretty much comes down to…

    Do you want a non-evidence-based preemptive war with Iran and the rest of the foreign policy focus to shift back to Russia and China, or not? Do you think the USA spending 3X more money on our military compared to Russia and China COMBINED is insufficient, or not? If you answer yes to these, then Romney’s your foreign policy man. If you say no, then Obama’s your foreign policy man. If you say yes to one and no to the other, then you’re highly confused somewhere.

  24. I am an undecided voter … I was wondering which one cares about lower income families?? I hear about middle class, but what about the people that do not even fit there? What about the ones living from check to check with no savings and struggle with providing for the children??

    • I don’t understand how you can still be an uneducated voter with only 15 days til the election. Do you even care? I will say this…if you want to continue to struggle and get absolutely no help from government, then vote for Mitt.

      • Queue, I guess you are looking for future handouts from the government. Biggest problem with that, is the producers will eventually get very tired of having their hard work taken and given to those who do nothing but hold out their hands.
        Get a job and depend on yourself. Lose the Dems, and plow your own fields.

        • Pay Attention Robert CeCe stated “What about the ones living from check to check with no savings and struggle with providing for the children??” these is a job involved.

          • I would love to consider myself middle class but that is not the truth. I come from famil whose small business has been struggling for 10 years. I am in college. It is subsidized by the government and i work nearly 30 hours a week in order to support myself since my parents cant afford to help me out. I did not choose this nor do i think my parents are lazy and need to ‘go out and get a job’ because they have a job. They work 60 hours a week in order to survive. They are counting on me to make enough money to help them in old age. They have no retirement money set aside. This is the reality for a ton of people out there. Do not ever say that poor people are lazy because that is the biggest piece of shit i have ever heard

            • Romney will help build jobs! When we have jobs in this country we will all prosper! Government hand outs will not solve the problem! Incase no one has noticed, America is RUNNING OUT of money! We don’t have it! Instead of building this country up, we are selling it to China! Obama had 4 years and has put this nation in more debt then any other president! Let us put someone in office that knows how to prosper! Vote Mitt Romney!!!

            • Why do you think your family’s business is struggling? Think about all of the fees, regulations & taxes your family has to pay. Glad you are getting your handout, but I am not getting one for my sons college & I am drowning in debt. Why is it ok for you to get government money & not me? I pay taxes just like your parents. I make too much according to the government. How is that fair? I work hard too, shouldn’t I get a share of the money I put into the system? It is theft pure and simple. Legalized theft!

      • Since when is it the government’s responsibility to support the poor. Granted, there are some who really need help, but most of the poor are poor because they choose to be poor. They need to get off their butts and be responsible for themselves. Believe me, I know about being poor and am struggling to make ends meet. If I can’t afford it, I don’t have it and don’t expect anyone to provide it for me.

        • The poor is the majority of people! If u havent realized minority is majority! What are we gonna do about public education, and the environment “the poor lives in” continue to let them suffer. I’m all about getting up and supporting yourself but how when education is limited recreation is being cut libraries and schools? Lets look at the bigger picture the wealthy will continue prosper because they have access to more: better education, better environments… I’m not saying give out hand outs but help them! Promote more education and prettier environments
          For them to feel worthy of the best

          • WAY to many people having kids who can’t afford to feed themselves, so food stamps kick in as a way of life and never get used for what they were intended to be used for, a temporary helping hand to get back on your feet. There are way too many system abusers, so instead of poor mouthing a political party, start with the REAL problem. The American dream only works if YOU DO!!!

        • The poor is the majority of people! If u havent realized minority is majority! What are we gonna do about public education, and the environment “the poor lives in” continue to let them suffer. I’m all about getting up and supporting yourself but how when education is limited recreation is being cut libraries and schools? Lets look at the bigger picture the wealthy will continue prosper because they have access to more: better education, better environments… I’m not saying give out hand outs but help them! Promote more education and healthier environments For them to feel worthy of the best

        • The poor is the majority of people! If u havent realized minority is majority! What are we gonna do about public education, and the environment “the poor lives in” continue to let them suffer. I’m all about getting up and supporting yourself but how when education is limited recreation is being cut libraries and schools? Lets look at the bigger picture the wealthy will continue prosper because they have access to more: better education, better environments. Promote more education and healthier environments For them to feel worthy of the best

        • People choose to be poor? That is so freaking ignorant. I choose to be born into a family whose parent’s work every day, 8 hours a day, but still don’t make enough to get by without assistance from the government. I’m sorry, that was my choice. Not every grows up with parents who make a salary to live off of and feed their families. I’m poor, I’m responsible, I work very freaking hard everyday. Being poor is not a choice.

        • I’ve worked since I was about 12. I don’t choose to be poor. I work taking care of mentally disabled and have for 10 years. I live in Illinois and we haven’t had raises in 9 years. Many poor are like me who have had no raises or even had pay cuts while prices skyrocket. Most people just want a fair shot not a hand out. Working poor……..that’s a crazy concept. People want jobs that they can live on…that’s all.
          Paul

          • Yeah I do for the most part, well they were born into it for the most part and they seem pretty happy not having any bill to pay and getting free food, a place to live and a cell phone

        • He is not rude, just honest! I live paycheck to paycheck for the most part. I go to work m-f 8-5. I work hard and have self respect. People need to get up and get a job! Or STOP having kids you cannot support!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • He is not rude, just honest! I live paycheck to paycheck for the most part. I go to work m-f 8-5. I work hard and have self respect. People need to get up and get a job! Or STOP having kids you cannot support!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop expecting what you didn’t EARN

        • He is not rude, just honest! I live paycheck to paycheck for the most part. I go to work m-f 8-5. I work hard and have self respect. People need to get up and get a job! Or STOP having kids you cannot support! Stop expecting what you didn’t EARN

        • He is not rude, just honest. i live paycheck to paycheck for the most part. I go to work m-f 8-5. I work hard and have self respect. People need to get up and get a job! Or STOP having kids you cannot support! Stop expecting what you didn’t EARN

    • Well, unfortunately in America both parties focus on the middle class because that is where most voters think they belong. However, the democrats are more likely to promote social programs that help the poor than are the republicans.

    • For starters I believe the candidates have different views on what amount of income classifies somebody as ‘middle class’. I believe President Obama would be a better choice for you, as his policies tend to tax everyone more in order to provide public services that assist citizens (such as Health) at a lower cost or for free. So even though you might pay more taxes you could still be getting your money’s worth in government services and aid. I’d look up Obama’s tax plan, as I vaguely recall him not raising taxes on those that earn the least, but raising them on everyone from the middle class and up. Gov. Romney doesn’t intend to tax the richer more (they pay less proportionally today) but also says he won’t tax anyone more, its up to you to believe his government will guarantee equal or better assistance than Obama’s while he reduces the govts revenue.

    • hey bud good question,

      However it really depends where you are in your education and how you stand about education in general. If you are currently an unskilled worker (this crew at a local retail/resturant store or having a job thats about under $13 hourly I believe) then Low wage jobs may come back under Romney. If you feel that America as a whole should work towards education so we can get individuals from the lower class into the middle class (for example making it affordable for your kids or you to go back to school and get a degree to get a better job), then Obama would be your guy.

      Please be wary though, honestly speaking I may be bias towards Obama, but I base my reasoning on the previous 2 presidential debates as well as individual speechs. I hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,

      Reply guy

        • I would rather see people working in a factory in China then standing in the welfare line with their hand out wanting part of my paycheck.

        • Did we not forget where a lot of those taxpayer funded “green” investments that Obama made… oh yeah, they went to China…

    • I think that is the wrong question to ask. Both candidates and both parties care about the lower class. The question is, what method will they use to help the lower class? One believes in having the federal government fund “entitlement” programs such as Welfare that only trap people into the system. That government also believes in raising taxes and placing over regulations on the companies that provide us our jobs. The other believes in stimulating the economy with lower taxes and and business incentives to help create more and better jobs so the working person can find a better job. The more control government takes over a society, the less opportunity there is for hard working individuals like you and me. Get the government out of our lives and you will see that you have more paycheck at the end of the week to spend as you see fit, not as the federal government wants to spend it. I think it is a no brainer. Romney is by far the better candidate for a free America.

      • The purpose of the welfare system is to get people back on their feet in tough times. One of the best things that could have been done for lower class families would have been to pass the Jobs Act, which provides unemployment assistance to people temporarily out of work. While yes, some people do take advantage of the system, welfare and other entitlements allow a very large number of people experiencing rough times to get back on their feet. And as for jobs: there have been 30 straight months of job growth under the Obama Administration, and unemployment is finally beginning to decline after the worst recession in history, which was brought upon by a similar policy to Romney/Ryan that fetishizes job creators without establishing the base through adequate education programs, child services, and so on.

    • The only thing that is going to help this country is jobs!! If people have jobs, they can pay for healthcare, get off welfare and the gov’t can tax the income and help pay down our debt! Enough handouts!! If you want jobs vote for Mitt, he actually knows about business and creating jobs!

      • OMG – You are ridiculous. Mitt only cares about himself and electing him can drive Americas to struggle even more. Do some research before even considering him. I am not saying Obama is the best but he is better than Mitt for sure.

        • Really? I dont need to do research. If you understand how the economy and jobs work its black and white!! I have businesses, i know how it works! Romney will help create real jobs

      • Agree with you, Mitt Romney will create more jobs overseas and as he mentioned on the debates, in Latin America. How does that help the creation of job for Americans?!?

        • It doesn’t, not was it intended to but it sure sounds good. You see where he is and you know where you are.

    • Depends on what you want. If you want free handouts and entitlement programs paid for by others, then by all means vote for Obama, but if you want economic growth and stability, less reliance on government handouts, and more job opportunities, then please please please vote for Romney. The democrats would have you believe that they support the poor and that republicans are fat cat billionaires hoarding all the jobs and opportunity for themselves, but this is simply not true. As a party, republicans subscribe to the adage, “if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, but if you teach a man how to fish he will eat for a lifetime.” so yes, government programs will decrease, but private business and jobs will increase, which is the very thing that made america great.

      • I agree! Vote for jobs. Jobs make our states united! Be proud, be helpful if you care, give of yourself and get back.

    • Both candidates now seem to support small business, which could benefit the poor to some degree, but if you care about the poor, Obama’s your guy.
      1. Education:
      Obama’s education plan provides more opportunities for poorer children to get access to a good education, rewarding states that improve their education systems. Additionally, programs like Head Start, while in some need of reforming (which Obama promises to do), provide special opportunities for low income families. They provide day care so the parents can work, and it gets the child ready for school by taking advantage of the critical early years.

      Romney, on the other hand, supports massive cuts to education and child services, as demonstrated in the Ryan budget proposal, making it more difficult for lower income children to be cared for while the parents are working. Additionally, he seeks to reform the education system to a kind of voucher program that provides incentives to go to private school. While this would probably benefit middle class families who can afford private education with the help of a voucher, lower income families will still be unable to cover the difference, which combined with massive spending cuts in education, results in an overall detriment to their futures, and competitiveness in the work place.

      2. Entitlements
      Romney/Ryan have commonly advertised that they are going to massively cut entitlement programs like welfare and food stamps, claiming that they are the biggest contributors to deficit spending.

      Obama will probably cut entitlement spending a little, but still leave the programs available so low-income persons can have a chance to get back to their feet during the tough times.

      3. The Jobs Act.
      Romney/Ryan and their allies in congress blocked the Jobs Act, which disadvantages low income families.

      Obama pushed for the Jobs Act which seeks to provide assistance for low-income families, and others, who are unemployed or need job assistance. This pdf explains the impact of the jobs act on low income families:
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/low_income_sheet_9-8_final_version_2.pdf

      and here is more information on the jobs act in the larger scope if you are interested.
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/urban-policy

      And here are more details about their education plans, which I personally believe are an important indicator of how they will treat low-income families. Obama seeks a more assistance-based approach, and has specific programs for low-income families, whereas Romney has NO mention of low-income families in his approach. Read closely and you’ll see for yourself who actually seeks to help those who most need to be helped in our society.

      Here’s Romney:
      http://www.mittromney.com/issues/education

      And here’s Obama. The part you are looking for is under the Early Childhood education section, and you’ll find details in the “Head Start” and “Boosting the Quality of Child Care” subsections.
      http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/early-childhood

    • Obama is your man. If you listen to Mitt’s speeches, it is obvious where he stands. He want the top 1% to have all the control. Although obama is by no means perfect, mitt will ruin our country. If you look at the statistics, he actually put Massachusetts 3.1 billion dollars in debt. If he cant handle one state, how do you think he is going to handle an entire nation. The reason Obama has not been able to get much done is because the house and senate are both controlled by republicans who veto all of his ideas. Plus, he has had to clean up the mess the Bush put us in. In 2008, obama said “we wont be able to do it in 4 years, possibly not 8, and maybe even not in 2012, but we can do it.”

    • Seriously, teapublicans only care about rich family’s. haven’t you heard about the 47% yea that’s you and me working hard paying taxes while the other side cares about which penthouse they will move in tomorrow. Mitt R is rich do you think rich people care about us nope… Never have never will. So yes Obama is the one. Have worked very hard to get us out of bush’s big mess, and he really cares…

    • @cece now im a republican but im not a huge fan of romney so it comes down to the lesser of two evils. if you want to pay for people to sit around all day and live off your tax money go ahead and vote for obama but if you want a growing job market and lower welfare rates vote for romney. with the debt at 16 trillion we really cant afford 4 more

    • You ARE talking about the middle class!! I, we do struggle, higher gas means higher food means higher power bills means higher expenses means we all are hurting under this president. Clearly obummer is not the answer… we are NOT better off than we were four years ago…it’s worse..for all of us. Hope and change has become I hope I have enough change left in my pocket to give my kid for milk money . I pray change will come for the better with Romney/Ryan for all our well being.

    • It’s not who “cares.” It’s who has the policies he will put in place to help the economy. Obama has made it much worse in the past four years — do you know that your children and grandchildren will be forced to pay a lot of their paychecks to the goverment to pay off the the debt obama has run up? (He and his wife spent 1.4 billion on vacations alone. He is also for letting the U.N. tax us and then give that money to other countries.)

      But please read and educate yourself. No one should vote because somebody else told them to. It’s your job as a citizen to either educate yourself or don’t vote.

    • Cece u do need to make a decision, however if you have been following the candidates it should be obvious who is better for all people and I say its Barack. My friend forwarded a stupid post saying how our president wants to take the working mans money and split it with people who has done nothing to deserve it. I told her, if thats his only draw back is to help every person in the US instead of helping only 1% he sounds like my kind of man. No brainer, right?

      • No one should be forced to be charitable. If people decide to give their money to the less fortunate then they should have that choice, not be forced by some “fairness” B$ to fork over more money. Romney donates to charity twice the amount he is allowed to write off his taxes and he doesn’t play this up because it’s not done to score political points. Obama seems to be just as chaitable, as long as he’s charitable with your money.

    • You will never do better if there are no jobs, or fewer decent jobs, and that’s what Pres. Obama has been working very hard to do – restrict business’ with harsher regulations and higher taxes, and that means LESS JOBS! Vote for Romney, he can turn this economy around and you could get a better job. He did it in Mass. and has the experience that Obama doesNOT.

      • That’s not what he did in Mass. If he did such a great job, why isn’t he even contesting that state in the election? No one should become president if they can’t even win over the voters of the state they used to govern.

    • Good question, Cece.

      The short answer is, they both claim/think they have a plan to help the lower and middle-income Americans–the question you have to ask yourself is: “Whose plan makes the most sense to me?” Both are actually surprisingly similar in certain respects, but rely on a certain set of fundamental assumptions, without which they cannot succeed.

      For example, as I understand it, Gov. Romney’s proposal is to cut taxes across the board, especially for corporations and the wealthy, in order to free up capital for private individuals–in particular, the “investment” class, but also the “consumer” class. (Apologies–I know those are loaded terms but they are the most descriptive I could think of). The hope is that by allowing the American “consumer,” the American “corporation,” and the American “investor” to retain more of their income that would’ve gone to paying taxes, they will use that money to buy goods & services here in the US (i.e. the “consumer”), to expand their production capacity to meet the increased demand (i.e. the “corporation”), and to invest in American companies and businesses whose sales are rising and who are expanding production accordingly (i.e. the “investor”).

      The problem with this solution is that most poor and lower-middle-income families are already paying very little in the way of taxes. Indeed, *most* American families who are struggling are seeing their incomes and assets being eaten up not by taxes, but by servicing massive debts. Indeed, the greatest threat to most Americans’ finances are not their “tax-burden,” but their “debt-burden,” particularly from medical debts (which are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy filings), credit card debts (which are the leading source of non-educational debt among people under 30), and underwater mortgages that cost more than the home is worth. As a result, Gov. Romney’s plan to stimulate the economy will have very little DIRECT impact on the lower and lower-middle class, and may even hurt them if he cuts things like the Federal Child Tax Credit (which he has promised not to do) in order to help make his plan “revenue neutral” (which he HAS promised to do).

      Now, Gov. Romney says that lower and middle-income Americans would benefit INDIRECTLY from his tax policy, due to increased hiring that would occur once consumers and investors turn their extra “retained income” into increased domestic sales, and increased domestic investments. However, while the effect of middle class tax cuts is quite well established and mutually-agreed upon, the critical point in that statement is its reliance on people spending their “extra cash” on *US* products and services, and on corporations and wealthy investors pouring that money into *US* investments, or in expanding their *US* operations. This may very well be the case–but the problem is there’s no way to guarantee that, for sure.

      Indeed, it is entirely possible (and in my opinion, altogether likely) that most corporations and investors who will stand to benefit the most from this policy, will just turn around and put that money into high-yield/high-risk investments (which may or may not be overseas), or simply put that money into long-term “non-liquid assets” (low-yield/low-risk investments which again, may or may not be overseas). In the case of the former, we may see a great amount of activity on Wall Street–and everything that entails, both good and bad–and in the case of the latter that money might be tied up in government-backed securities, where they will have a modest affect hiring, if any. Indeed, even middle-class Americans (who lack diversified stock portfolios) may avoid renewed spending with their “tax rebates,” and might simply be more inclined to use any extra income to pay down their existing debts–a worthwhile endeavor, on a personal level, but only *somewhat* useful to the US economy, which is first and foremost a “consumption/retail-driven” economy, and has been for decades.

      The take home message with Gov. Romeny’s plan is this: unless consumers have the capital to buy goods and services–and choose to actually DO it–the demand for those products will remain low. And if demand remains low, companies won’t invest in new hires and expanded production, because nobody is buying their products–*regardless* of how much capital and cash reserves they’re sitting on. And if no companies are expanding production, or experiencing increased sales, then investors won’t invest with them, because the companies are not soliciting sources of new capital–and even if they were, demand for their goods and services is insufficient to justify it.

      Make sense? ^_^

    • Yes both candidates are in favor of lower income voters votes. The one who will actually make life better for you is Mitch Rombley.

    • Obama talks about trying to grow the middle class and about building ladders to the middle class. This reference to ladders is where he indicates his concern for those below middle class. His focus there is mostly on education and training programs as well as more job creation.

  25. For President Obama,

    Since you have taken over 7 billion dollars out of Medicare already (which hurts the middle class the most). How can you claim to be for the middle class elderly and disable with plans to use more of Medicare money for Obama-care?

  26. Romney is your choice. Most everyone in America is living check to check. If Obama is re-elected, all there will be is lower income families. Canada’s economy is thriving because they tax their businesses at 15%, we tax our businesses almost 3 times that amount. Think about how much money you have spent in gas alone since Obama was elected, that money you spend on gas, could be spent on your children and other things. Lower income families will prosper under less taxes. We are trillions in debt due to Obama’s spending. Id rather vote for a family man with a successful career in business management, who has proven time and time again he is responsible when it comes to money. Obama wants you on welfare and food stamps for the rest of your life. Think about it. Watch the debate, and pay attention. Obama does nothing but lie and blame the whole time! It’s time for positive movement, not more blaming and lying.

    • 1. Then explain how there have 30 straight months of job creation under the Obama Administration. If Obama’s is going to povertize America, why are there new jobs now and why is the unemployment rate declining?
      2. Higher gas prices are pretty much a consequence of several things:
      A. Price control by OPEC as a protest to multiple wars/over-involvement (according to them) in the Middle East
      B. Sanctions on Iran (restricting some oil flow through the straight of Hormuz)
      C. The BP oil spill
      D. A lack of alternatives.
      E. Subsidies for oil companies.
      F. The improving state of the economy.
      None of these are directly a consequence of Barack Obama as President, except possibly the last one.
      3. If Romney’s so great, how is he not even contesting his OWN STATE in the election?

      • 1. 30 straight months of job growth is a bald faced lie. its been 4 years of straight job LOSS, and you know it!
        2. Higher gas prices are consequence of:
        A. Not enough refineries in the US
        B. Liberals have opposed drilling in our country for the last 30 years
        C. BP oil spill was only 1 rig.. If we had been allowed to drill more, there would have been more rigs
        D. Alternatives do not have any effect on our fuel demands, it is not possible to replace oil, admit it
        E. If they got subsidies, dont you think the prices would be LOWER not HIGHER.. use your head dingus
        F. So an improving economy means we have to pay more for fuel? THAT is stupid!
        3. perhaps he feels he will get enough votes from his OWN STATE..

        When will you people realize OIL is the only true, efficient, cost effective and RENEWABLE fuel source we have. ITS MADE OF PLANTS!!!

        Stop with the ridiculous talking points that you were spoon fed.. use your own head man

      • alternatives? romney wants to drill in america run a pipeline from canada into the us. obama has shut down drilling over and over again. use your logic and know your facts. there are alternatives, coal, natural gas and our own gas supply- which obama refuses to let us utilize.

      • alternatives? romney wants to drill in america run a pipeline from canada into the us. obama has shut down drilling over and over again. use your logic and know your facts. there are alternatives, coal, natural gas and our own gas supply- which obama refuses to let us utilize. we wont need oil from the middle east if we drill here, you are ok sending your money to the middle east instead of your own country? get real. and job creation? the stimulus he passed created one job for $300,000 and now those jobs are gone. job creation? job strangulation. The job i worked at a major computer company disappeared the day Obama got in office. our unemployment rate is through the roof, close to 20% many people have quit looking for jobs. think about it. if you tax your company at 40%, you cant hire employees because you cant afford to. If you tax that business at 15%, it allows it to grow. you obviously dont understand business.

        • Wait, so Obama fired you? How cool! When he fired you, did you get to shake his hand? Maybe, you getting fired had something to do with the prior president, or maybe it was because you think that presidents are responsible for your job? What job(s) have you created? Blame the government and then claim that you want a smaller government? You are an idiot. You deserve Dick Cheney for president.

      • Romney will destroy our country. If you look at the statistics, you will see what he did to massachusetts. As someone living in Massachusetts, I can say from personal experience say that romney ruined the MA economy. think about what he would do to our entire country. Although he is by no means perfect, Obama is a much better choice. he hasn’t been able to do much, because the house and senate are controlled by the republicans who veto all of obamas suggestions.

  27. Greetings Americans

    I realy hope you guys start to wake up. What do u got? A choice? You better think about your political system or you wont get a good President for your country ever…

    Something else… stop trying to be “our” World Police and spend Billions of Dollars for your Military… start to help the poor people in your country before you try to fix other systems.

    I realy hope that the young american generation will understand that you need to change things and not only hope to change it “Yes we can” i would say “No you cant”.

    Sorry if this all sounds very negative, i once loved your country…. but then i grew up and saw how much bad stuff happening there.

    Free your mind and wake up for your kids and there kids.

    Good Luck
    Zwoelfi

    • Wow… thank you for that totally unnecessary statement. You forgot to mention your home country so we can guilt you and tell you how horrible your country is. you know… to put us on equal playing grounds. Im sick and tired of this whole “America is the great evil villain” thing. It’s getting very old. Maybe the world wouldn’t need saving if you could or would help yourselves. Unfortunately you don’t, and then we get in trouble when we decide to stay out of things. We actually did that once upon a time. Before world war 1 we were isolationist. That led to a horrible killing spree and the literal decimation of a generation of Europe’s young men and women, the survivors being referred to as the lost generation. After world war 1, we went back into our isolationist shell, and had a huge economic meltdown at the same time, which took ages to get back on our feet. We stayed out of world politics until midway through world war 2, when we were literally attacked. (pearl harbor for those who slept through history class) Only then did we respond, barely saving the day when Europe was literally on it’s knees. Since then, we decided to never let another tragedy like that happen ever again, so by rebuilding our conquered enemies and helping wherever we can, I can safely claim World War 3 has been so far averted due to the “policing” done by America’s brave men and women. Wake up yourself. I’ve been awake for a while. Maybe you don’t need help right now, and that’s fine, but when you do, just know that we’ll still be around to help, because we won’t be listening to you

      • The U.S. , averting WW3 ? A little to much Hollywood style newscast & history lessons. The U.S has been stirring the pot since the start of the cold war & Oil has been the major precursor for any uprising or military intervention.

        Cheers from the Commonwealth

        • Say what? you do realize we havent gotten a drop of Oil from afghanistan or Iraq right? The troops import the gas used in tanks and military vehicles at the price of about $400 a barrel precisely so you twits can’t accuse us of that. I don’t know where this “we’re in it for the oil” thing started, but it’s false.

          • America is false! A false country built on lies! I totally agree with Z if we don’t wake up we’ll continue to be brain washed!! America is brain washed we are bullies and we have no morals!!! We befriend enemies and curse them at the same time and then wonder why we’re in deficit! How come when immigrants come over they can run an organization tax free for 5 years and the first thing they do I open a corner store or beauty supply, tax us, and send back over to their countries! They take our money right under our noses and we as a people are too blind to see! We still support these businesses and allow the government to control us!!! #wake up!

  28. i dont know because they both saying the same things over and over but i would choose obama because many people need help from the government and Romney taking that away

  29. I am one of those independents. Each party has it’s own “special interests” that they are beholden to. None of those interests are really “we the people”. We survive on social security and a small 401K and surprisingly I am totally convinced that our best bet is Mitt. As seniors we have watched our national strength really depleted under the current administration and are willing to sacrifice for the future of our children and grandchildren. We’ve had a wonderful life and I really would like to preserve what is left for future Americans.

  30. Cece, the question is, do you want to stay low income or do you want to move up financially. The government cannot give anything to anyone that it doesn’t first take from someone else. The best thing that can be done for you by the government is for them to get out of your way so you can move up the ladder, or at least get out of someones way that can give you a job. So to put it simply, if you want to move up and be more financially independent you should vote for Romney. If on the other hand you just want to stay low income with more government handouts, ( that are being stolen from someone else), then vote for Obama. The only thing Obama has done for low income families is increase their numbers. Now someone will most likely come on and reply that Romney is only for the rich, well thats just false, but even if it were true, have you ever had an employer who was poorer than you, when the rich are making money, so are we at the bottom.

  31. To add to queue’s statement “I don’t understand how you can still be an uneducated voter with only 15 days til the election. Do you even care? I will say this…if you want to continue to struggle and get absolutely no help from government, then vote for Mitt.” If you want to get to a situation where you don’t need government help (my money)then also vote for Mitt.

  32. MANY PEOPLE ARE JUST UNHAPPY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE, PRESIDENT OBAMA DID EVERYTHING TO HELP AMERICA, BUT SOME OF YOU STILL UNHAPPY. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BE HAPPY. SOME OF YOU ARE JUST RACIST BUT WHO KNOW THAT OBAMA DID MANY THINGS TO HELP AMERICA , BUT BECAUSE OF BEING REPUBLIC OR RACIST OR UNHAPPY YOU DONT WANT HIM. ROMNEY TOLD YOU ALREADY THAT HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT 47%. HE SENT JOBS OVERSEAS WHAT DO U THINK HE WILL DO TO HELP YOU GUYS.
    STOP BEING UNHAPPY ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO WILL CONTINUE TO HELP MIDDLE CLASS, CREATING JOBS, AND WHO CARE FOR EVERYBODY.

    • IN THE SPIRIT OF ALL CAPS I WILL CONTINUE TO BE UNHAPPY BECAUSE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS EMPIRICALLY FALSE! JOBS HAVE NOT INCREASED, AVERAGE INCOME HAS FALLEN, THE JOBLESS RATE FOR MY AGE GROUP IS HIGHER THAN EVER AND NO I AM NOT RACIST FOR SAYING SO. IT TOOK ME OVER A YEAR TO GET EVEN A MINIMUM WAGE JOB AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, AND WAS UNABLE TO GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE BECAUSE OF HIS POLICIES. YOU’RE JUST DEAD WRONG TONY.

  33. What I think a lot people fail to realize is that, everyone is content with pointing the finger at president Obama, as if he was the one who put this country in the troubled economy that it’s currently in. However, what he has been trying to do is turn around this mess that former president George Bush put us in and get things back on track. Yes, it is going to be some down falls, and set backs, but just because the American people don’t see a change over night, all of a sudden you think he isn’t doing what he said/ promise. Some things in life take time, and for those persons who never had to live pay check to pay checkou love that fast money, and you will do anything for money, and listening to Mitt Romney speak, he will tell you anything, especially if he knows how to put bells and whistle on a lie to make you listen, and believe.

  34. I’d like to hear Romney ask the President about that comment months ago on an open mike aside to Dmitri Medvedev about “wait until after the election, when I’ll have more flexibility”. Any President who thinks their foreign policy actions will be so repugnant to the American people that he / she hedges their bet until lame duck status, frankly scares the hell out of me. What’s the hidden agenda?

  35. I hate hearing people say that people who want hand outs vote for Obama when indeed he wasn’t the president who invented government assistant. There are MILLIONS of Americans who work hard everyday and still need government assistant. I don’t agree that people who sit on their butts should be given a free check but you can’t penalize everyone who needs help because of those who refuse to do what America needs them to do. Also there are lots of people who just can’t find work and have a college degree those are people who also need the government. you think they are asking for handouts? Not everything has to do with race either this is a American problem of all colors, I’m so sick of everyone thinking its only minorities who need government assistant. And if u ask me crime is going to go up if u take away government assistant. More angry American that take their anger out on the wrong people. If you do your research or even Google it most crimes are in urban areas. I Am American and I’m voting Obama. We gave Bush 8 years to mess up this World lets give Barack 8 years to fix it! I love my President

  36. Replying from outside of the box or as it was called at one time “Fortress America” Many around the world hope for the re-election of President Obama. Bush ran your country into the ground and made the American people look like fools , Romney comes across as a slick used car salesman , He will tell you what you hope to hear but will not deliver or produce .

  37. Spend your hard earned dollars on product made in North America – stop buying off shore asian crap from Wal-Mart & Target and such.Buy local its what keeps a country strong !

  38. Hmm lots of conversations going on…First of all ever ask yourselves why only 2 candidates are on tv when we actually have other persons and parties represented on the ballot? I wish I could hear the expanded version of this debate nationwide on television – not just on Any Goodmans’ “Democracy Now” broadcast, where she invited the other candidates to speak to the same issues. there is so much more to be discussed – I think these debates are not addressing a lot of issues and I am tired of hearing the same lines from both the candidates. There are plenty of examples where the business model Romney is pushing just has no foresight into the future. Sure we can drill, drill , drill – and we will still be at the mercy of those business and the prices they set for oil and gas. Prices of gas are not something that Obama nor Romney has control over. Not to mention the enslaved position that this old paradigm has on our society and the world, and the environmental degradation is has brought us. The real issue is “corporations are not persons and money does not equal free speech”. Our democracy is being run over by monied interests who only see their bottom line at the finish line. These interests are lobbying our democratic system, as well as meeting and influencing policy behind closed doors. If you don’t believe this ask yourself how Genetically Modified Foods could be for sale in this country without labeling for the last 20 years, and have not been tested on humans – The US and Canada are some of the only countries in the world who allow this dangerous scam. Corporations are what our forefathers were reacting against when we set up our constitution and the shape of our government. We do not have real democracy nor does big business equal free enterprise!

  39. I am an undecided voter in a swing state. Very sought after. I don’t know anything. I can’t even decide which way to walk. I need help. Perhaps if someone could just come over and give me a baby bottle, sing me a lullabye, burp me and wipe my bottom, perhaps then I can come up with a direction for myself. Wait, I’ve got an idea…. rather than spending all that money on advertising to kiss my ass, just cut me a big fat chack and buy my vote outright and save yourselves time and money. If I could just decide on how to spend it!

  40. If you want to spend more time at work, have less time with your family, have lower pay, receive no benefits and save nothing for the future vote for Mitt Romney.

  41. How much more bias can the media (including all these hacks) be tonight? THAT is the real question. Just admit it folks.. your guy kinda sucks.

  42. They keep talk’n about drone strikes being bad? Why? At least some American service man is not in danger of getting blown up or something!

    • Here here… When did using military technology become a bad thing? I’d much rather have a drone attack my enemies than have to sweep a neighborhood with my squad not knowing what we are going into.

  43. Obama is spending money like crazy! And we have to borrow it. If you think Mitt is gonna make cuts, wait till you see the cuts we have to make when the united states goes bankrupt!

  44. If you really want to know, there are American Military that are currently fighting for your freedom and security that need these so call handouts and free checks. Are these people lazy and good for nothing as you state?

    • Um… as a member of the US military, I can safely state that I receive no “free check or handouts” I work every day, sometimes over time, occasionally pulling 24 hour shifts, and that’s in garrison… You have NO idea what you’re talking about Fred… I earn my money.

  45. Romney wants to have vouchers for private schools. The money will be taken from public schools and follow the child to a private school. Hope you are able to get your child to a quality private school because class sizes will be growing and funding will be cut to public schools. Have a high school student who is average? Romney’s proposal wants to give the kids in the top 25 academic percentage will get full tuition’s to college REGARDLESS of INCOME. While your average student is left for you to fund him/her or find a private lender to pay for their college. So a neighbor that makes millions and has a straight A student has it made. While the working family with a low income will struggle even more.

    • I think you misunderstand this based on the logical fallacy that rich people have smart kids. I’ve seen rich kids who are dumb as rocks, and poor kids who work hard and get good grades, only for there to be no available scholarships upon graduation (that would be me) This voucher program would be a godsend for millions of hardworking intelligent youth. It puts the blame for success of the child squarely in the hands of that child. His or Her work ethic and effort will decide how well they do in school, and what opportunities they receive in life. This is a great thing.

  46. These talking heads are doing nothing but spending an hour putting down Romney and making excuses for Obama. No bias I am sure, just the way things work out I guess.

  47. I am a veteran and want to know why there has been no discussion on how the vets, after over a decade of war, are going to be helped. How are the year long VA backlogs going to be reduced? What are we going to do to help them assimilate back into a different life? Why are vets being forgotten in all of these debates?

  48. I am a current recipient of the government handouts everyone is bashing. Did I ever think i would be? Absolutely not!! Am i thankful it’s available?Absolutely!! I am well-educated and have taken advantage of pell grants, loans, and working through college. Unfortunately i have found myself in the position of being unemployed and certainly not by choice. Do I believe it’s Obama’s fault? No, it’s the fault of the idiot hired to manage the project i was on and didn’t know what the hell he was doing. I’ve exhausted my savings and am very thankful for the assistance that is available. Believe me, it’s not enough for any person to survive and i don’t quite understand how people would want this for any extended period of time. I live in Texas and it does not make it easy to keep these benefits. I am required to go to an office building and listen to people speak about the same topic every weekday, until I find a job. That covers 20 hours a week. In addition, I must perform another 15 hours of job searching, preferably in person. More rules to follow but believe me, for a person who is used to working, this sucks!!! I am still grateful though and heck yea!! I’m entitled to it!! These are my tax dollars at work!!

    • Dont take this the wrong way. But was all the debt you incurred worth the education you received that will not land you a job worthy of supporting your lifestyle?

      College is not for everyone. ESPECIALLY if they have to go in debt to get the degree.
      WE have all been told a college degree is the only way to succeed. But the time has come (and has been coming for a long time) that overly educated expensive employees are not what gets the job done. Often times its us middle class folks with no college that actually know how to make things with our hands that are called on to rebuild the economy.

      I am sorry you lost your job, but I have lost several jobs in my life, I have never ONCE filed unemployment or applied for welfare. I have never taken a single government hand out. I served in the military for 6 years and was denied the GI Bill in the mid 90s. I moved on.. you should too.

  49. Hey!
    To understand a nature of “WHO IS OBAMA?” one should consider the genesis of his appearing on political horizon and who was his teacher (do you remember the name of Obama’s pastor?).
    Obama is socialist/communist in terms of his philosophy. Do you want to live in a kind of regime like N. Korea/Cuba/Russia then vote for your favorite Obama.
    NO OBAMA.

    R O M N E Y O N L Y!!!

  50. OK I’m still trying to figure out how and why people are overlooking how Rich Mitt lies! Damn woman we know when a man is feeding us BS

    • Hahah. Because Obama NEVER lies…like when he apparently declared the deaths of US ambassadors a terrorist attack…It was a general statement, not directly talking about their deaths specifically…Obama never directly mentioned that for another two weeks. Yeah, Mitt is the only one stirring facts. 😛

    • obama’s foreign policy sucks. he’s dissing our allies and apologizing to our enemies. Thats what Kaiser Wilhelm was doing right before World War I. You CANNOT argue that Obama’s foreign policy is helping us out. Hands down, worst president for foreign policy

    • Seriously?!? Obama is worth about 10 million dollars. He is the rich liar. Obviously you don’t have a clue who is feeding you BS. Obama’s whole life is a lie and if you really listen to what he say …well he says nothing. He attacks, diverts and blames.

  51. mitt can help this economy, he knows how to manage money. WE NEED OUR MILITARY and we dont need a president that dose not support them

    • Manage money? Romney knows how to plunder industry to make a sweet profit for himself. He knows how to cut expenses by sending jobs abroad. Like the Republican administration before him, he knows how to spend our money on fat contracts for his corporate sponsors. This guy will be a great President for multinational corporations and the 1%, but he will not benefit the rest of us. Don’t be short sighted and don’t believe the ‘Great Waffler’.

  52. The defacement of the screens by a stream of cranky Twitters is a major annoyance, and being unverifiable, is irrelevant and a mere distraction.

  53. Great Scott, don’t most of you people research for yourselves? You obviously have a computer. Obama can’t be trusted. Watch what he does..not what he says. ie: healthcare for everyone..Read it..and I quote from page2000+ “As a healthcare worker, one cannot be prosecuted for assisting in abortions, assisted sucides, or euthanasia.” “There will be end-of-life counciling..pain meds or a pill, your choice.” As a Senator, obama stated “no one should own guns.” That’s also what Hitler and numerous commies said. If you vote for the muslim, and obama by his own actions is..get ready for your daughters to be silenced for ever! They will wear burkas and be married off around age 9. Yes Romney is rich..he earned it himself! He gave away his entire inheritance from his father. He never takes a salary when working for others. barry barack hussein obama has been given everything and is still Taking from the American people! And the 2nd debate..Lies..obama’s granny didn’t hit a “glass ceiling” as a bank teller..she left him $500,000. All barry hussein’s life he has surrounded himself with socialist minded people..meaning commies!

    • Ok so what’s wrong with an “end of life counseling!” It’s call healthcare- a necessity not a luxury! Is it a choice to be born-no- so why is it a choice for us to remain healthy??? What’s wrong with narrow minded thinkers! Prosper, grow, believe!

    • Wow…I can’t believe you just typed that. Your fourth sentence directly contradicts your starting premise of “researching for yourselves”- you repeated lie told by pundits and others that have been proven to be false over and over again. Besides that- Why should anyone be prosecuted for any of those things? There is end of life counseling…so what? You shouldn’t be able to talk to your doctor about the end of your life and passing on? Hitler didn’t say that, nor did any “commies”. Both did try to limit and control who had and could own guns. It was a power grab, and has nothing to do with what Obama said. There is no relation, and Obama was speaking on moral terms- that we as a people should be beyond that and violence – not LEGAL. He’s not a Muslim, it is insane that you believe that despite all evidence to the contrary. Obama worked hard to get where he is, and so did Mitt. Mitt had a few more advantages however, and though Mitt made his money legally with in a system, he did not exactly make it ethically. You have no idea what communist is or what a socialist is if you believe Barrak Obama resembles one in any way. A communist does not bail out banks, nor does he pass healthcare reform without a public single payer system.
      Mitt Romney would be better served by supporters like you (insane,willfully ignorant and misinformed) if you’d just shut up and stop typing.

    • Your ignorance on President’s Obama’s religion is ridiculous. He has said that he is a Chrisitan man and we should believe him and not question him. No one questions Governor Romney on his Mormonism, therefore no one should question President Obama on his Christianity. The words you chose when claiming what our country would “become” because of our alleged “muslim president”, are offensive. Please try your best to eliminate your ignorance and open your eyes and your ears when looking into politics. Politics is a two way street, and it is necessary to view both sides in order to fully understand. Here’s a link I think would help: http://www.politifact.com

    • You obviously watch too much Glenn Beck, man. If he gave away his entire inheritance and never took a salary from anyone, how did he get enough money to buy a company? That doesn’t make sense. Socialists are not Communists. I personally like neither, but that’s besides the point. That argument doesn’t make sense either. Trying to make an argument by namecalling is called ad hominem and is a fallacious argument. I would love to see the evidence that President Obama is a muslim, not that it matters. True Islam is one of the most peaceful religions in the world. Even Governor Romney says that Muslims are not the enemy, it is radical extremists.

      Please stop focusing on petty differences that you have no evidence to support, and start asking how are these candidates the same? On most of the critical issues for this country, these candidates agree. And it is sad.

      -White Rose

    • Here we go…another ignorant, blind, self-centered, fascist. I was going to say that you just don’t get but that’s not accurate. YOU DON’T WANT TO GET IT!!!

  54. ‘Nation-building at home’ is not foreign policy, Mr. Obama, it’s domestic pandering.

  55. Annie….sometimes supporting our troops means letting them come home…not giving a disproportionate amount of the defense budget to contract companies.

  56. Moni – I think you missed something – Obama isn’t exactly poor. He attended Harvard, became a lawyer, and even was awarded one million dollars for something that he hadn’t even done yet – in fact, he had only promised to do.

  57. No Monica – he can manage money because he knows how to make plenty of it. Obama has shown us he is an expert at spending our money.

  58. Obama seems to be right on top of it and Mitt is trying to keep up . Obama is right, Mitt’s mentality is in the dark ages with Reagan and Nixon ,to dismantle the poor . Mitt does not Fit so you must Omit.

  59. President Mitt Romney will abandon his campaign promises faster than he abandoned his conservative platform that won him the nomination.

  60. OK I’m still trying to figure out how and why people are overlooking how Obama miss leads us! Damn we know when a man is feeding us BS

    • Don’t you just love the comments that the obama lemmings leave on this site? They think (or not) that we don’t check our facts. Anyone can call themselves a Christian but, their fruits define their real “religion.”

    • So, you guys are literally saying that President Obama is a liar but Mitt Romney is not??? What planet do you live on?

  61. What’s with this ‘unscientific poll’ intruding on the debate? I question the ABC ‘journalists’ who think we’re so scatterbrained that we’re only vaguely interested in the debate, and need added (and dubiously verifiable) entertainment as if it were a video game.

  62. obama..attack the opposition if you can’t stand on your own merits! America standing with democracy? barry hussein wouldn’t bypass congress with all his E.O.’s if he really believed that! barry hussein ducks the questions each time filling time with empty speech! Hostile and juvinile is barry. Mitt is the adult here! America needs Mitt Romney’s business experience to recover from the economic fiasco that barry has helped caused! Romney has the brains and experience to lead this nation. barry hussein is an inept puppet!

  63. You people need to wake up and stop pretending Obama has done something correctly for this country. He is trying to pull a fast one on us. He doesn’t care about our military. He doesn’t care about our health. He doesn’t even care the middle class. He is screwing them whether you see it or not. Romney knows how to manage money. That means he can manage the money that we owe. He can create jobs, which is what we need more than anything right now. Romney isn’t a woman hater nor is he going to cut out birth control and ALL abortions.

    • Haha. Is that you Mitt? Are you on here masquerading as ‘Brittany?’ Come on, quit trying to pull another fast one on all of us. Go back to the Olympics and leave our nation alone. 😉

    • You seem to forget who pulled the fast one. If I’m not mistaken Mitt Romney and his republican buddies created this huge deficit and when President Obama took office is when the full weight of the deficit had emerged. Also, there is a difference between balancing one states budget than balancing a national budget. If you believe it’s that simple then someone like you should be able to balance your city’s budget. But first let’s make sure that the city’s budget has a $3 billion deficit and then we’ll make you Mayor.

    • It’s interesting to me.. that the supporters of Romney are well written in their comments and passions, while the ‘other’ team is full of snide remarks and childish sarcasm.
      Oddly, much like the final debate tonight.

      Sad..that we don’t require ID to vote.
      Even sadder.. that there’s not expectation of honesty or intelligence on either the part of the candidates, or the falsely informed sheep who follow blindly…right off the upcoming cliff.

      Medical care for everyone.. BAH!
      So, someone, PLEASE tell me.. who REALLY IS SUPPOSED to pay for this over inflated promise of blissful ignorance???

  64. Mitt Romney talks a good game but he can not help our economy he is a rich bastard that does not know what being middle class is it is not in his vocabulary. He wants to go to war with Iran, China is not pleased with him and neither is business people all over the world. He wants more power than any president should ever have. I am voting for Obama plain and simple.

    • All Hail King Obama!
      Provider of everything to everyone!

      My grandfather taught us, nothing in this life is either free, or fair.
      Go get a job and stop thinking that any of us are entitled to anything other than life liberty and the pursuit of happiness!!

      Government mandates, even when they sound like great things…the still cost someone a great deal.
      I don’t want any government in charge of my health, or my care.

  65. 23 million people looking for work is a result of republican stonewalling and refusal to work with congressional democrats. In order for things to get done in congress, our elected officials MUST PUT POLITICS ASIDE AND WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC!!!

  66. Mitt is not aware that the world has changed and it takes the whole of the world to engage in peace processes. Our strength is in cooperation with those in agreement with this idealism of a world working hand in hand . Mitt is still maintaining his dim view on matters . I think it is because he spends too much time in the temple and that is a scary thing being a devout High Priest of a Satanic Occult of the LDS the Latter Day Satanist.

  67. He does support the military, obviously Romney knows how to manage money. He knows to send jobs overseas to make the best profit. Go Obama!!!

    • You must not be listening to Obama and must not have been living in America for the last four years. Wake up!
      Please vote for a real leader – Romney!

  68. Yes, what did he do about the economy in his State when he was governor. Someone talked about reading and research. Research Romney’s speeches- he states one thing one day and denies it again.

  69. Who’s putting up all the counter-commentary when Romney speaks, and leaves a blank screen for Obama’s proposals?

  70. Romney’s a republican, right? The same republicans to whom Bill OReilly and Ann Coulter align themselves with.

    Who in their right minds would vote for such a gang of tards?

    The last republican president the world had to endure was little baby George, and he did everything he could to plunge the world into a third world war, simply to get his pathetic and stupid little name into the history books.

    Republicans lost all credibility when they elected that texan retard and when they didn’t vote Ron Paul, the only sane republican I’ve ever heard speak.

    • Agreed about Ron Paul. If the Republican Party would have chose Ron this would be a different debate. Obama is gonna win hands down. If Mitt “rubbed me wrong” wins its only cause tag owns and operates an IT firm that operates and services the new voting machines.

    • Every time President Obama brings up a good point, and puts pressure on him, Romney replies to him in a way where it appears he (Romney) agrees with the President! What a retard!

    • You’ve just proven such a valid point of how Dem’s are EXCELLENT at name calling…..but that’s basically it….

      We would vote for ANOTHER Republican, because we want a great moral leader who doesn’t run us into the ground!!!! Grounded to the ground baby!!!!!!

      • I see more name calling coming from republicans, except they suck at it. Ann Coulter, excellent example.

        And let’s consider “running the US into the ground”..

        Let’s say you’re in a small plane in the right hand seat. The pilot suddenly pushes the yolk forward and points the plane straight down in a full power dive. 100 feet from the ground, he hands control over to you and says “Pull out of the dive”.

        What you’re suffering now is the direct result of the war criminal you elected right before Obama.
        We had Jean Cretien, and during his tenure I was smart enough to be embarrassed that he lead our country.

        You had the moron George W Bush. The entire world regarded him as an idiot. Were you embarrassed that idiot spoke for you? Murdered for you?

        And now you want to elect some rich bible thumping snob who (I guarantee this) will do little but shore up the walls that keep the working man down and the rich man rich.

        Rich people don’t mean jobs. Small business means jobs. Rich corporations don’t hire Americans. They hire Chinese, Taiwanese, Koreans, Mexicans, anywhere they can max their profits and give as little back to the country as they possibly can. THEY are the true parasites.

  71. What do you think would have happened if a Caucasian president had ever produced and published a You Tube video for ALL WHITE PEOPLE to unite for a WHITE president. This is the MOST SIGNIFICANT DEMONSTRATION of INTENTIONAL DIVISIVE RACISM by ANY President in the history of our country. Obama announces the 2012 launch of African-Americans for Obama.

    This is what racism smells like. It can’t be explained away. Would you vote for a white person who did this? I wouldn’t, and I think they would be run right out of town if they tried it. This is just some food for thought if you’re pondering your vote in November. Can you imagine Romney putting out a call for all the white brothers and sisters to vote for him because he’s white and so are they?

    If this video is not alarming to you, simply delete. If you are offended by what’s taking place, please pass it on.

    http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/BdjoHA5ocwU?rel=0

  72. Where’s the fact check on Obama’s flat assertions that Romney’s math doesn’t work?

  73. And if the military is ‘not asking for’ spending, isn’t it because the Commander in Chief has sent down orders to say so?

  74. Hi, can someone tell me what the lines at the bottom of the screen mean? I get that they’re for the undecided voters but what does the change mean?

  75. Mitt’s idea of operating a business efficiently is by shipping all of them OVERSEAS!!! How is this going to help matters any???

  76. Obama acts like an elementary student. I can’t believe a person who can’t control himself, even from interrupting someome speaking, can lead our country.
    Please vote for a real leader – Romney!

  77. hey monib1,

    So you are calling Mitt a liar and a feeder of B.S. Do you believe everything Obama says. He has not done half of the things that he promised, he has been less than forthright with his whole presidential term. Talk about someone who talks but does not walk the walk, you can tell a lot about a person by what they do with their personal money. Barrack Obama screams that everyone should do their fair share to pay for those less fortunate but when he released his tax returns before his election, he had only contributed 1% of his income. He made 800,000 dollars and he gave less than 8,000 of that to charity. Considering that Romney gave 13% of his income to his church alone, its laughable. Obama acts like he cares so much about everyone who is struggling, but yet gave 1%, actions speak so much louder than words. I write a check for 10% of my income every week to my church and it hurts, but i know that other people need it more than i do. Obama talks about other people giving but doesnt tap into his own check book. This guy is not someone who can be relied upon to do anything that he says. He said he would have unemplpoyment below 8% in the first year of his term, its still above 8%, he said he would cut the national debt, but he added 6 trillion dollars to it. He lied about his ties to Jeremiah Wright, hes denied trancparency for the fast and furious investigation, he has strained our relationship with Israel, and has worked to give the UN more power. The UN is one of the most corrupt agencies known to the world, and we have officials in the UN making decisions who are certainly no allies to us!! He says he doesnt want to raise taxes, but the Supreme Court ruled Obama care to be a tax, so this will be the biggest tax ever forced upon the citizens of the U.S. He claims Romney wants to raise taxes on the middle class and give rich people tax breaks, but Romney just wants to leave the tax rates at the current rate for all groups. Obama actually is the one who wants to raise taxes on the wealthy. The untruths just dont stop with Obama, he is not reliable and you can see what 3.5 years have done to our economy and our people. 360 million people live in the U.S. and 100 million are on government assistance of some sort, no chance of ever getting ourselves out of debt if 1 in 3 people are taking hand outs from the government, while the government spends money at alarming rates. If we have 4 more years of Obama, this country will be a shadow of what it was when he guided us down the treacherous path that he is navigating now. To all those undecided voters: research, think, pray, and make an educated decision when election day comes around, this is probably the biggest election in decades!!! Good luck.

      • What about “giving” money to the government ? Think the church does a far better job than the government ever could or would.

  78. Obama is a patronizing douche right now and will play poorly in his favor. And Obama is just regurgitating the same unsubstantiated drivel he did last time and there’s Romney having to explain yet again. Obama’s big ears are not working.

  79. Would these ‘comment posters’ just quit with putting up in print what Obmama said in our full hearing two minutes ago? It sounds like cheerleading.

  80. Obama is a condescending, arrogant ass, unpresidential, a little school yard bully. Romney isn’t biting, thank God.

    • I completely agree. He stands back shaking his head like he knows it all. I’m just wondering what the hell he has done for this country that makes him so smart.

  81. If Romney is elected, it will be the exact same story as with Bush Jr.
    Be prepared to become the third or fourth economy in the world.

  82. Obama, true rhetoric … Rude as usual… Apology tour, that’ s a good one…Romney is correct, we are weak in other countries eyes! Obama is weak and did nothing in 4 years

  83. Im 13, and Romney just cracks me up
    “if i’m president, i mean WHEN i’m president”
    Oh wow, now he’s criticizing obama,”then he talked to bad actors”

  84. I can’t believe the ignorance of some people to believe the mitt is the better man for the job. Like Obama said. Mitt has romnisia.

  85. Good one mitt, Obama skipped Israel. Just like he had no time to meet with the leader of Israel, but went on the View…he toured the holocaust museum as a reminder of evil , all he had to do is look in the mirror!

  86. How many times is Romney going to repeat what Obama is saying? It’s practically copy & paste. Obama makes a good point and then Romney says, “Oh yeah I’m going to do that but better, don’t wory.” I have lost so much faith in humanity and the American people seeing this presidential race so close. This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. This is about a smart, intelligent man versus a total scumbag who is so ignorant it hurts at times. PLEASE open your eyes republicans and people that are on the brink of changing parties.

  87. The real question is who’s going to bring us in another war, this time with Iran.
    In the mean time China and Russia are building their army of hackers.
    I am sure they are warming at the idea of us wasting more money on aircraft carriers, submarines and warheads in preparation to invade Iran.

  88. Why does neither candidate mention the fact that Israel has several hundred nuclear weapons yet has never signed a nonproliferation treaty and won’t allow international inspections?

  89. In listening to this final presidential debate I feel that Romney is reiterating everythng that the President is speaking about he does not have any original ideas of his own. If the Americans vote this man into office they are all speaking out the side of their heads.What these governments need to realize is that they need collaboration with all respective governments. The rest of the world is seeing America as a BULLY, and this is the last thing that an administration needs right now. They need to engage others not feel that they should go to every country in the middle east and fix their problems. Yes these countries need to improve their humanitarian policies but America cannot fix the world, but as the President has spoken his job is to keep you Americans safe at home and ensure that American’s can and will prosper economically. Think back to Lincoln what was his vision for America at the implementation of the American Constitution. America get back to BASICS…The President has not failed he inherited ths problem from the previous Republican Administration.

  90. Not sure what world some of you are living in but just take the ass wiping and go home. ThePOTUS is just laying it on the line…but I know no man is perfect….

  91. Obama’s foreign policy has allowed the Middle East to turn into a bunion for terrorism by ignoring the positive relationship America had with Israel by encouraging an attitude of favorism for Islam. Particular the ones done by be those motivated by Islamic principles which Obama has encourage terrorist groups like the Muslim brotherhood to cause destruction like he just did in Libya. Obama is giving us the same rhetoric he did 4 years ago and yet does nothing positive for America.

  92. I can’t believe the ignorance of some people to believe the mitt is the better man for the job. Like Obama said. Mitt has romnisia. And how in the hell can someone say Obama is rude when in the last debate Romney wouldn’t even let the president speak. And don’t y’all forget it THE PRESIDENT. Now and for the next four years!!!!!!!!!

  93. I know! “im pleased that your now in our BLAH BLAH BLAH, more big boring words from the president, Barack Obama

    • Isn’t it GRAND to watch a couple of PSYCHOPATHIC Neocons preach to us about how the world’s dictators will be removed from power by the United States because they supposedly kill their own people, yet they mention NOTHING about the Drones that commit MASS MURDER by bombing innocent men, women and children in countries that did nothing to us. AND WE WONDER WHY THEY HATES US¡

    • Both of these NUTJOBS want a perpetual state of WAR. They are both psychopathic chickenhawks who couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag. More spending and debt to fuel more violence and hatred. IT’S ALL A SHAM!

  94. Obama tells more truths than romney easily! http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/

    Everyone is biased and will not change their opinion. There is also racism involved. If Obama was white nobody would care.

    As someone from georgia the race card NEEDS to be played because I see so many hateful things that would never be directed to a white president. I AM WHITE and I can see the racial connotation in words thrown around towards the president.

      • Not at all. But if Obama clearly tells less lies than Romney why would you vote for him. Most of the good things about romney obama already supports. Its the bad parts of romney that should make you vote for obama. Obama clearly sets himself apart from romney.

        • I think you need to get a clue about facts. Obama has spent more money than the last several presidents put together. It’s time for a business man not a lawyer. Everyone needs to pull the head out of there ass and vote for whats best for this nation. This has nothing to do with personal feelings. Ask yourself this question. Who can create jobs? Business man or a lawyer?

    • Racism really? I am biracial family and so sick of hearing that lame excuse of racism every time you need to make yourself feel better or get a candidate ahead in the polls. Maybe you need to place the racism comment where your head is at the moment since you are following Obama so close. People who use racism make me ill. Equal opportunity country. No disrespect but like I said race card really? Is that your strategy?

  95. I think Obama is not the best solution for the USA right now but I’m sure that Mitt is the worstest one.

  96. I think Mitt needs a pair of flip flops ’cause that is all he does . What a joke . The good thing is is Mitt is making Obama look brilliant and that he is .

    • the only reason he’s flip flopping is because he has to get everything he needs to say out because obama wont let him finish.and if obama is SOOOO brilliant, then why cant i go somewhere 45 miles away, without spending about 15 bucks. i dont care if you empowered by baracks speeches, just take a look aroud you, and youll have all the proof in the world of what barack obama has really done for this country. Im tired of doing everyday things and seeing a countless number of people suffering. Romney might not be perfect, but hes the best choice. we’ve seen what obama can do with 4 years of america, now lets see what romney can do. We need a change in this country, and that change might be romney, but we wont know unless we try.

      • You say take a look around us. Hell all I see is a president that is bringing us back from what bush got us in.

      • It is not just that . It is the goal of Mitt to build a Mormon Empire and to reinstate blood atonement and polygamy. It is only 4 yrs and everyone is expecting Obama to straighten out all the damage the Bushes have done . So give him 4 more yrs. Good things come to those who endure and wait . I hate this 4 yr. nothing done mentality. How about the Health Care that the Clinton’s wanted that Obama said he would put in place and that he did. Don’t be too short sited . Mitt wants to see his Occult Church has more control the political world .Google Godmakers I and II.

      • Mitt is a ignorant choice. He is an idiot who spouts BS with no support to his claims. He relies on his plastic smile and money laden pockets to charm people out of looking at the FACTS. Obama has, and will continue to do amazing things for our country within and way beyond our boarders. Just think of all the great things that could have happened if Republicans didn’t have to be such ignorant control freaks with their only focus being on lining their own pockets at the loss of those with lesser means.

        • Obama has, and will continue to do amazing things for our country

          You lost me there unless it’s in reference to the 5.4 trillion he spent that he didn’t have. That is amazing. What’s even more amazing is he has nothing to show for it except a copy of the IOU China is holding for the cash he borrowed.

  97. weight, now hes talking about bringing heaven and earth together? anyone who is a christian, Jew, or Muslim, would be offended by that statement

  98. I might vote for a Republican president, but there’s no way I’ll vote for Romney. He was my Governor, and this state was very glad when he fled after his single term was over.
    His approval ratings were so low that it wasn’t worth him trying for a second term, and frankly, I don’t think he wanted one. He only wanted to build his resume.
    He’s a master at increasing debt, reducing local/domestic investment, and making other people do his dirty work. Instead of raising state income taxes he decimated the state’s aid to cities and towns, forcing the towns to make huge jumps in local taxes. “Look, I didn’t raise taxes!”

  99. I doubt that Iron would use a nuke against Isreal and or America it would be sucide the military response by the world would be eminse Ironians must know that, its just a bargining tool. all this talk about foreign policy is too much the economy is where we must focas the war proesident is no more and he never really was. It was election fraud that put him in.China ‘s economy tell us we need to focvas on the budget and the economy. we need to break our ties with this fear and war energy that was in the past rebuild and heal.

  100. For all of his complaints about congress blocking his attempts to do something I am left wondering how he passed Obamacare? If he could pass that surely he could create jobs and balance the budget. Obama is talking a good game but can’t deliver what he says. Claims Afghan soldiers can take care of things yet we keep losing our troops to Afghan soldiers killing them.

  101. It is so sad that Obama can not tell you what he has done but give us the same old baloney he did last time around. As a lawyer he is taught to be a good talker but that is all it is TALK! No matter what Obama says, I just think about what he said 4 years ago, he made so many promises and did not keep his word. He said he would Closed Gitmo and did NOT do it. He said his administation would be the most transparent and it was NOT. He said the he would create jobs and he did NOT. Obama’s word means nothing.

    • When has a president ever done EVERYTHING they said. He has done more than the republicans in congress have promised think about that. Jobs are rising

    • Oh yeah The Health Care he said he would put in place is in place and the removal of military in Iraq he did that too . There are scores of benefits that have come from Obama on board but you have to take a blind eye to them to speak as you do.

  102. Romney only gives details on ideas that president Obama first brings up. Romney beats around the bush with smoke & mirrors saying a lot of nothing. Romney loves talking negative about the past 4 years on subjects that congress blocked president Obama’s goals. watch dissecting reviews afterwards for the final tally.

  103. Interesting. Romney is simply presenting Obama’s policies as his own. He didn’t start there……..he has simply taken PResident Obama’s policies and claims them for his own ideas….making these claims in a louder voice. Do others see this?

  104. Its also interesting because when they call eachother incompetent, their acutally calling America incompetent. Think about it, they both say that they are doing the wrong thing, but if they were to be president that means that the ENTIRE U.S. is doing wrong. One decision effects all guys!

  105. President
    Obama,OTRTO Remote influence i watched go on in the debates and in the governement for several years and ive written the CIA for years yet i live in a food stamps and GR hotel when i could be helping much more. Ive also been critical of several mostly those in the republican party this is why I aaAm in the fianancial stae I AM in.

  106. Obama called the Iraq war, “a botched and ill-advised U.S. military incursion into a Muslim country.” He also protective of civil rights for Muslims in the U.S. (Examiner, 2008).

  107. Obama is so out of touch. Our foreign policy sucks and many countries are in turmoil with us. Many would rather come over here and kill us then to look at us. Many would love to blow up and destroy everything that we stand for or are at this point in time. People get your heads out of your butts and get Obama out of office before he destroys our country. When will you stop buying all of his lies and really he needs to be an actor…since he is so good at it. Then he can hang with all of his entertainer buddies.

    • “Many would rather come over here and kill us then to look at us.”.. So you’re blaming Obama for something that’s been the status quo for nearly a hundred years? Smart. NOT.

      There’s been animosity toward Americans all over the world for decades. That’s a stupid argument.

  108. this web site has Romeny in a pic with donate now and President Obama a question “will the debate cost him the election” {No}this is a republican tatic reguardless of who did it.

  109. Actually, the greatest threat this country (and the world) faces is climate change. Disappointment, presidential candidates. Disappointment and mounting anger.

  110. Romney: “America doesn’t Dictate to countries, we free countries from dictators.”
    What a bald faced lie. All America has ever done was force their will on others. Why else are they hated worldwide even by their so called allies?

  111. Mitt Romney at the helm of Bain Capital shipped the jobs to China. Mitt will break the back of the American workers . Mitt does not Fit so you must Omit.

      • yeah but that wont get you any voters. if i went around and judged everyone on their weight, they probably wont like me.

    • You are upset that Obama is giving Romney a big spanking… well, good deal, someone NEEDS to give that Romney a spanking for trying to sell his baloney to the American people. This guy is a big smile and nice executive haircut, but he is a corporate shrill… and no one can trust him. Deny the ‘Great Waffler’.

    • When Romney is on the attack, he’s courageous and aggressively promising.

      When Obama is, he’s rude.

      Man, I love your party… Full of idiots, bigots, and people who don’t deserve to even remain on this planet anymore due to the utter stupidity they exhibit.

  112. Ive noticed that the approval of Obama is climbing in this debate however i have also noticed that Obama is allowed more time to talk about his points in this debate. Furthermore, when ever Obama wants to make a point on something that Romney has said then he is allowed to but when Romney wants to do the same he is interrupted before he can make his point. If you are trying to make a fair debate then let both candidates speak equally. this is NOT a fair debate.

    • Romney is SUCH a bully- he bulldozed his way thru the 1st debate, steamroll
      ing over both the moderator & Obama! His other chief characteristic is that he is a serial liar, time after time after time. If you examine his record, you will find he has gutted companies & sent their jobs overseas. This guy is a fake & a snake- we will be in real trouble if he is elected!

      *you will find your pay, benefits & whatever safety net you have left rapidly diminishing with a Romney/ Republican presidency.

      • ? I think you are talking about Obama…Obama is the serial liar here. CNN and FOX News have fact-checked him and admitted that he lied about quite a number of things. The moderator for the last debate, Candy, even admitted afterwards that President Obama lied. Everything that Romney has said has been pretty much true. Romney is knowledgeable about everything he says as compared to Obama who has no clue what he is talking about. Please tell me what makes you think that this country will get better if Obama is President again? Look at his track record. He has not cut the deficit in half, he has doubled it. He has not cut the unemployment rate, it is bigger than before. Also, no offense, but his foreign policy is not great. Besides catching Bin Laden (which was a great victory) what else has he done? What happened in Libya? Egypt? Iran is ready with their nuclear weapon and I believe that Obama will not do anything to stop it especially after seeing what happened in Benghazi.

        Mitt Romney is not a “fake & a snake”. That, my dear, is Obama.

        • HAHAAHAHA you are citing Faux News? Way to completely invalidate your point. Faux News is a laughable cavalcade of complete morons who are only believed by complete morons.

          Anonymous should hack Faux News.

          I was actually surprised Bill Oreilly didnt take credit for the killing of Bin Laden. Genuinely surprised.

  113. Romney has no plan and just feeds more and more BS. THIS GUY IS SCSRY AS HELL. He sits there and smirks. He is the poster boy for Richy Rich Bully Boy.

  114. Hell, Romney sounds like he supports Chinese business and production. If I’m not mistaken, Mitt Romney is running for president of the United States, NOT China!!!

  115. If Mitt was so incredibly good for Massachusetts whay has he ALREADY conceeded the state.

    So far Mitt’s record is one of insulting other nations as he traveled around and exporting jobs in his businesses. How do you build coalitions by insulting people?

  116. So tired of Obama interupting and interupting through all 3 of these debates. What is he afraid of – allowing someone else to state an opinion. So crazy that half of his own comments are only attacks while Mr. Romney is talking sense and putting forward his own agendas. Way to go Romney!!

    • Exactly the kind of racist connotation im talking about. Nobody would say that if he was white. Thats all you can come up with? his voice is bad to you?

      • Really?!?! How is evil a racist term…… Get it together! Which part of his race the black or the white side? That’s just ridiculous!

        • Why would you think someones voice is evil? same reason why people thought he was the antichrist. because he is black?

          • haha its funny how Brittany only talked about his voice. Nothing about his race. You, Facts, brought up the race card. Don’t blame it on her. It’s that screwed kind of thinking and manipulative distortions that makes racism the big problem its made out to be today.

  117. To Facta: It depends on the definition of truth!
    Talk about forign policy, I haven’t heard anything about allowing people coming in from Mexico, or Canida to spread the cancer of Islam !

    PS. I thought Oblama Was white.Im gonna save a lotta wear and tear on my finger tips by just saying as Oblama said tonight, MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE ! VOTE ROMEY-RYAN….

    • Its not the definition of truth. They take a statement and prove whether it is true or false simple as that. We don’t need to hear Romneys foreign policy anyways he will just say something different the next day.

    • . The republicans have fought him tooth n nail bcuz they simply don’t care about the people just that they continue in their positions. C politics r way big for an average individual to understand but im a black African American n i stand with President BarHe’s no dumbass n came prepared . So vote for who u want he won’t win. God knows best n he put that man in place to help all those reach out n c how stupid it is for racism to continue as it does. To not give him credit is just b n a dick . Do good luck to ur candidate.

  118. Bob Shieffer is not a fair host. Romney had every right to respond. Obama, everytime you interrupt, you make yourself look bad cause you’re trying to defend an attack of truth.

  119. Talk about education, we know that because there are few jobs and strong competition for available employment; a bachelors degree does not mean much. Obama say he will help education, try to get grants form the Government for a Masters or doctorate degree. It is not available, yet these degrees are what individuals need today to be successful. Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? I do NOT believe we are.

    • Do u actually think he’s the reason no one can get a government grant. If u do u r an idiot. They been around for yrs before The President came about. Stop blaming him for things the other men before him created n caused. Its not one mans job to fix a screwed up government that c everyone as a liability .

      • ” government that c everyone as a liability ” With a 16 trillion dollar debt what would you call and asset?

    • Look u seem quite off as to who is projecting what. U c only what u want seem a bit retarded. Obama been bout education what n the heck r u talking bout. Grants r beyond him. He doesn’t control the government boo they r for themselves. They r the rich n supportive of Rodney n all his bs he spitting . Like vote for the man that’s going to a better job for trying to put America back to work. His record speaks for it self n doesn’t make him look as incompetent as u haters seem to make him out to b. So chill bcuz Obama is getting reelected n u may mother like him but u will respect everything he’s doing as a real American President .

  120. I sure as hell would say that if he was white! I say that because it’s true. I get tired of hearing him speak. He makes me sleepy and he lies. I’m assuming your black?

    • White nice to know you would assume that though. they both speak back to back so I guess romney doesnt wake you from your slumber. It wouldnt wake me either if it had no substance like it does.

  121. I don’t like Obama. Why? Look at our country these four years later… >.<
    I wish I could go back in time. Obama is destroying our country….

    • Obama is trying to fix what was done in 8 years in 4 years . No way can he fix the messed up ecomony in such little time. He’s not destroying it he’s trying to fix what was messed up and deal with problems coming up during his term at the same time. It’s not like he can do it all over night people!

      • Exactly. What people forget is that the country was run by a retarded lunatic war criminal for 8 years. A retarded lunatic war criminal can do a lot of damage in that time, and some damage is painful to repair.

        But you can’t expect a republican to comprehend that. Their brains haven’t the mental capacity for reason.

        • I’m sure Bush did very well for not only himself but for the people who put him in the position to bestow upon them the benefits they received. Not retards but very smart people.

    • what the hell u talking bout… how dumb can u be.. u cant save america in 4 yrs it took 8 yrs to put us in the place we in now…an it will get better

  122. I think mitt needs to stay being a family guy that he is, because he has no idea on how to even think of being the President of the United States of America. President Obama you are doing what a President should be doing for his country, great job.

  123. My god. How anyone could possibly justify voting for such a pathologically lying tool like Romney is so far beyond me, I can’t even begin to comprehend it.

  124. China with its ambition never be a good partner for U.S. or any countries in the world, so Romney had a wrong thoughts.

  125. Please don’t tell me that American’s are naïve to buy into Romney’s rederick!

    The nonsense filled with lies, I can’t believe he kisses his Mom with that mouth…

    Obama care about American’s and the world, he has done a good job cleaning up the previous administration’s mess, please give more time to continue on that journey.

  126. All Obama is, is a charmer. He’s gonna say all those good things again, but later do nothing about it later, just like 2008….
    Romney is confused and insecure with his ideas… I hope he can do better….

    • I read enough of ur bs. Clearly u just as retarded as the dude u would rather vote for. Vote for the asshole then. Yall Mitt fans r comfortablly living folks right. Only the rich c him for gold he aint. A real individual who struggles to survive everyday sees him for the liar, he is. U r fools n nothing that Obama been saying is so far off from what he still sees as his same plan. Msking the rich pay their part n health care mobilty for all americans. Dont b a jackass pls. U need to c the good n not the color. Sure seems like u hating on his accomplisments.

    • I read enough of ur bs. Clearly u just as retarded as the dude u would rather vote for. Vote for the asshole then. Yall Mitt fans r comfortablly living folks right. Only the rich c him for gold he aint. A real individual who struggles to survive everyday sees him for the liar, he is. U r fools n nothing that Obama been saying is so far off from what he still sees as his same plan. Msking the rich pay their part n health care mobilty for all americans. Dont b a jerk pls. U need to c the good n not the color. Sure seems like u hating on his accomplisments.

  127. All Obama is, is a charmer. He’s gonna say all those good things again, but later do nothing about it later, just like 2008….
    Romney is confused and insecure with his ideas… I hope he can do better….
    So yeah, I’m neutral.

  128. Trump: “I have “very big” news on Obama I will release on Wed”.

    I am looking forward to get the Down Low on that Mr. Trump.

    • And keep going right back to Ma. and stay there. With your track record as governor you shouldn’t be running for even dog catcher.

  129. You are talking man-made climate change?
    Hey dude, if you read the Bible ( unless you are a Musilum ),then you are in for a Big surprise when God / Jesus = Alla reigns down fire from Heaven on the Earth to make a new world.

  130. Romney was not doing fierce approach tonight but the “best interests at heart”, ready, solemness that might just give him the edge.

  131. Mitt knows what he’s talking abt. Obama wants us to go thru four more years of joblessness so I can hv all d time In d world to watch his silly debates. What did abc say was capital of new Zealand? Bagdad or Kabul? Well, what did u expect from a network whose name literally means ‘simple’?!

    • R u serious about your comments. President Obama had eight years of Bush shit to clean up. I can not b done n four yrs by no president. How do u literally expect that man to fix everything Bush screwed up. The problem is the rich not paying taxes on their money. If they did the deficits wouldnt b as screwed up u think. Don’t b mad bcuz a black man handles himself with poise n knowledge

  132. Romney was sweating and looked extremely uncomfortable. And well he should. He is out of his league in foreign affairs. Absolutely. We can’t have afford to have someone like him on the world stage. My god.

    • Not even. Romney was smiling the whole time as compared to Obama who looked at times angry and even aggressive. People even referred to Mitt as the “happy warrior”. I think Obama is the one happy to finally be done with these debates, especially that he can now go back to his teleprompter. Romney might not be very well versed in Foreign Policy, but at least he was strong and told the truth. He stuck to the facts as compared to Obama who actually lied. LIterally five minutes after the debates, he was fact checked and basically people admitted that he had lied about a lot of stuff, especially the things that Romney said about the auto-industry. Obama basically went on about all the mistakes Bush had made, but you know what? Why didn’t he talk about his 4 years of presidential failure? Where did those 4 years go? Yes, talk about moving forward, but have something to show for it. At least Romney addressed those problems and has a point when saying that President Obama has not improved this country at all. Mitt Romney, given the chance, will make a great President. People just need to be more informed about what is going on and do some fact-checking of their own.

      • I must state that being a hipocrite as Mitt romney can be might get people to vote for him, keep in mind that he is running for president and he is going to tell you what you wonna hear. However as for Obama he has done much more than any republican President would do for America if u would really pay attention to certain things that have changed in America for good.. However economy has been a problem since before Obama became president nothing is free in America, Mexico or any other country so economy is and will always be a problem in the United states..

        • Oh I don’t know about that as things were pretty good under Clinton. Could have put the Clintons’ back in the White House too but Obama talked us out of it. So in place of a surplus the voters chose a deficit.

      • Teddy u seem to b very confused about what ur thoughts of what has occurred within the last four yrs. U know i don’t ever remember the Dow market ever as high as its been in n e presidency. Facts of Obama lied? Who fact checked him ur homies the republican friends at cnn n channel 10 whom is obvious republican favored. U ppl just really b blinded by all the good Obama has achieved n rather than the many that fo

    • N u never lied. I m n total agreement he seems to b another Sarah Palin n needs to just take care of his lovely wife.

  133. the biggest threat to America is Fukushima Daichi unit 4 which has the looming potential to mutate the DNA of the entire northern hemisphere. But I am just a geneticist. What do I know about foreign policy?

  134. Well at least we know which way ABC leans, considering they didn’t put the Dem Spin Doctor up for their view of the debate… NBC at least put both up IN SUCCESSION when they covered the debate

    • Y do u hate President Obama so much? U would rather a man that seems hostile towards all that Obama has put into place. Romney just ready to start another war like Bush did rather then let the President continue what he’s started n c that he was no mistake n getting elected as the Chief Commander in Office. Ease up on the brother he’s half black n white.

      • Actually Malikka, I would like you to read what I typed again. I wasn’t downing Obama, just stating that ABC is seemingly leaning towards the far right. By allowing the Republican Spin Doctor to speak first and then taking considerable time to FINALLY get a word from the Democrat SD, they seemed to be trying to steer any undecideds towards Romney. By the time the Dem SD tried to get their point across, most people probably tuned out. This was done on purpose. However, when the last debate finished on NBC’s site – they let both parties spin the debate one directly after the other. Thereby giving both parties the opportunity to get their points across nearly at the same time. Not to say NBC isn’t left leaning, but at least they seemed the FAIRER of the 2 stations. That’s all.

        As to Obama’s race, I couldn’t give 2 shytes. I am electing a President. Not a race. Anyone, of any race, who votes in a President of a nation of ALL nationalities based on race, is not only doing themselves a disservice – they are distinctly unpatriotic and a traitor to this nation and ALL of it’s people. To say that there aren’t people highly upset that a Mulatto is the leader of this country would be unrealistic however. The amount of disrespect shown to our current President has gone far past any Bush bashing that was done over his 2 terms. Then again, some people distinctly voted for Obama simply because he is considered black. Others voted him in simply because they had enough of Republicans. Personally, I understand they ARE ALL POLITICIANS – whatever their race or religion. So I try to vote based on what’s best for the people of this country. That said, I think I’m going with the multi-millionaire who is willing to come out of his pocket more to help the country get back to where it was.

        If Romney wins this election, I don’t doubt jobs for Americans will increase – simply because I believe most corporations stopped hiring. Not because they couldn’t afford to hire, but simply to get Obama (The Democrat NOT just the black guy) out of office. That’s unpatriotic. There’s already been an example where one man has threatened his employees with loss of employment should Obama get re-elected – and he didn’t even bother trying to cover it up under a “I just can’t afford to keep people employed” lie. He straight out said that he’d fire people because he wouldn’t make ENOUGH OF A PROFIT to keep him interested in continuing. Anyone who doesn’t see the Financial Extortion from corporations is just conveniently avoiding the truth.

        As for what I believe Romney thinks of Foreign Policy – I think we got the gist when he visited England during the Olympics.

        Anyways, good luck in the election and may God (whichever faith you belong to: Christian, Judaism, Muslim, Science, etc…) help us all whatever matter the outcome.

        • I meant to say, “May God help us all no matter the outcome” but decided to change it to “whatever the outcome” hence the typo. I apologize to the Grammar/English Nazis ahead of time… 😉

  135. I believe the President was soft on former Gov. Romney, by not mentioning his utter failure in his first overseas visit in every country visited. Much of Gov. Romney’s plan is to imitiate the current administration policy.
    The only fault I find with President Obama’s remarks is a failure to take Gov. Romney to task over his attack on teacher unions. Unions have improved worker safety, efficency and pay for the entire U.S. workforce. A strong union equals a strong mddle class in the United States.
    Last point, Gov. Romney simply leveraged businesses and took a profit, even when he saddled the company with his takeover borrowed funds and then bailed out with his pockets full. That is how he plans to run this country.

    • U r a genious in c n Mr Romney for who he is. U r correct n yes it does. I support u all n ur many battles to teach our young children.

  136. Oh really, Mr. Obama? You’re going to blame Romney for WHEN our jobs get shipped overseas, when I’ve witnessed more jobs shipped overseas under YOUR administration than any other! What have YOU done about it? My job and the jobs of 30 of my colleagues were shipped to Asia 2 years ago. White collar jobs (accounting)! This is why 50% of our kids who graduate from college can’t find employment….because you’re running our country and our economy into the ground. I am a NON-white woman voting for Romney this election. Thank you very much. Other minorities are asking why a minority should vote for Romney?! This is why.

    • Mitt is CURRENTLY shipping jobs to China. Sensata, Freeport, IL Google Bainport.com Mitt currently owns 51%. Contrary to popular belief, Mitt IS in charge.

      • Ok so what has Obama done in the meantime to fix it? I hoped Obama could fix Bush’s screw-ups, but that chance was shot. Romney hasn’t been President for the last 4 years, Obama has. If I’m going to elect someone for office, maybe someone else who has other ideas of creating more jobs can.

        • Oh he will create jobs no problem there. He intends to add 100,000 to the government pay roll right away and thousands more building ships and planes we don’t need. Then the war with Iran will make a few rich people even richer. Hey, the guy has a track record and like Obama’s, it sucks.

        • Grab a brain Emily. You can’t clean up after a colossal retard like GWB over night. And ignore Malone here, he’s retarded too.

          • What do you know, Ca-knucklehead? Obama is an idiot who couldn’t do the job. Even if he did have to clean up after Bush, all he did was add to the mess.

          • He could clean it up overnight if he wanted too. Even if he did nothing it would not have been as bad as it is now. He failed to invest, he spent thus putting us deeper in debt.

      • It’s just good business sense. Regs cost money and the voters want regs. So you trade jobs for regulation. Oh, you want both……….

    • Emily U r wrong its because of the dam Bush administration that caused several jobs including urs to go away. U sound angry at the wrong man n what do u believe Rodney will do if he gets in office dummy! Don’t b so damn negative bcuz The President is for the people all the middle class people n although u feel he’s the blame he’s not it goes back some eight dam yrs. Get ur facts correct. U obviously r a hater n don’t c the ignorance from Romney . The republicans have fought him tooth n nail bcuz they simply don’t care about the people just that they continue in their positions. C politics r way big for an average individual to understand but im a black African American n i stand with President Barack Obama n e day. He’s no jackass or dumbass n came prepared . So vote for who u want he won’t win. God knows best n he put that man in place to help all those reach out n c how stupid it is for racism to continue as it does. To not give him credit is just b n a dick . Do good luck to ur candidate.

      • I had a hard time understanding more than half of what you were trying to say. Clearly, it’s ignorant people like you who will continue to keep a man who pretty much got on the job training on running a government and an economy for the last 3.5 years. He was a Senator for 3 terms before he took office. So what?! Our economy is struggling. And sorry to say but if history tells the truth, the incumbent won’t win. God help all of us if he does because the next President will have 16 years of mess to clean . Oh but it will still be Bush’s fault because Obama did his best. BS!

  137. It is about time we had a real Moderator on this debate such as Bob Schieffer. He is a true class act and an example of what a moderators job should be. Not like the 2 last nut case moderators from the past 2 debates. 1/2 my family has been LAID OFF work under this president. 23 million wanting jobs. CHANGE? The President has made CHANGE. FOR THE WORSE. People wake up we need jobs created not government hand outs. Who wants to sit home collecting government money taken from my paycheck? who wants free cell phones from the government? Americans where is your self worth sitting home collecting government money from my pay check? Romney has won all three debates and is far more experienced in getting our country back. Romney is a real business man and we need that not a Multimillion dollar community organizer. Romney has a better foreign policy.

    • U r wrong its because of the dam Bush administration that caused several jobs including urs to go away. U sound angry at the wrong man n what do u believe Rodney will do if he gets in office dummy! Don’t b so damn negative bcuz The President is for the people all the middle class people n although u feel he’s the blame he’s not it goes back some eight dam yrs. Get ur facts correct. U obviously r a hater n don’t c the ignorance from Romney . The republicans have fought him tooth n nail bcuz they simply don’t care about the people just that they continue in their positions. C politics r way big for an average individual to understand but im a black African American n i stand with President Barack Obama n e day. He’s no jackass or dumbass n came prepared . So vote for who u want he won’t win. God knows best n he put that man in place to help all those reach out n c how stupid it is for racism to continue as it does. To not give him credit is just b n a dick . Do good luck to ur candidate.

    • U r wrong its because of the dam Bush administration that caused several jobs including urs to go away. U sound angry at the wrong man n what do u believe Rodney will do if he gets in office dummy! Don’t b so damn negative bcuz The President is for the people all the middle class people n although u feel he’s the blame he’s not it goes back some eight dam yrs. Get ur facts correct. U obviously r a hater n don’t c the ignorance from Romney . The republicans have fought him tooth n nail bcuz they simply don’t care about the people just that they continue in their positions. C politics r way big for an average individual to understand but im a black African American n i stand with President Barack Obama n e day. He’s no dumbass n came prepared . So vote for who u want he won’t win. God knows best n he put that man in place to help all those reach out n c how stupid it is for racism to continue as it does. To not give him credit is just b n a dick . Do good luck to ur candidate.

  138. These people from the Yahoo camp are so odd to listen to…they are on the side of Mitt Romney by their commentary. Are these guys watching the same the debate as all of us.
    Be objective and unbiased Yahoo…you guys are doing yourselves some injustice by being unbiased.

  139. I see these comments about what Obama has done since 2008…

    I don’t think you have to be an economist to realize that Obama had nothing to do with the “Global Economic Meltdown”!

    Obama walked into a time-bomb, as well as the previous administration’s mess. Imagine inheriting a personal credit card with $1,000,000 worth of charges, then 4 years from now I ask you “why haven’t you paid it off yet, and why do you owe more money?!

    Use some common sense, Romney is not being honest with you…he was raised with a silver spoon, ran Bain Capital, and benefited greatly from “Offshoring”, if you don’t know what that means Google it. It basically means he personally made over $20,000,000 by sending USA jobs to developing countries. So if you want to know where your jobs are….ask Mitt Romney, he can tell you the specific country where your current job is…

    Be smart people, do your research, Obama is telling the truth and genuinely cares about Americans, Romney has never had do actually work a day in his life, and doesn’t know what it’s like to wonder where the next meal is coming from, or how you are going to pay your rent…

    Don’t fall for his smoke-and-mirrors, Romney is not capable of doing anything even remotrely close to Obama!

    The World is “lucky” to have Obama at the helm!

  140. I see these comments about what Obama has done since 2008…

    I don’t think you have to be an economist to realize that Obama had nothing to do with the “Global Economic Meltdown”!

    Obama walked into a time-bomb, as well as the previous administration’s mess. Imagine inheriting a personal credit card with $1,000,000 worth of charges, then 4 years from now I ask you “why haven’t you paid it off yet, and why do you owe more money?!

    Use some common sense, Romney is not being honest with you…he was raised with a silver spoon, ran Bain Capital, and benefited greatly from “Offshoring”, if you don’t know what that means Google it. It basically means he personally made over $20,000,000 by sending USA jobs to developing countries. So if you want to know where your jobs are….ask Mitt Romney, he can tell you the specific country where your current job is…

    Be smart people, do your research, Obama is telling the truth and genuinely cares about Americans, Romney has never had do actually work a day in his life, and doesn’t know what it’s like to wonder where the next meal is coming from, or how you are going to pay your rent…

    Don’t fall for his smoke-and-mirrors, Romney is not capable of doing anything even remotely close to Obama!

    The World is “lucky” to have Obama at the helm!

  141. The statement of 23 million people wanting jobs IS Incorrect. That was under bill clinton. In fact, 12 Million people are wanting jobs. 12 MILLION PEOPLE! 11 Million of them are back at work!

    • Um…..No. 7.8% only counts the people who are CURRENTLY collecting Unemployment Insurance. It does not count all those who have exhausted benefits or have simply stopped looking. It also does not count those who are now part time employees or are underemployed. Even given these omissions, 7.8% of 300 million (US population) is 23.4 million people. So, yes, that number is correct.

      • Them jobs ain’t cumin back. Not unless the government gets rid of tons of regulations and that ain’t likely.

          • I don’t need a job as I retired when I was 40. My Daddy retired at 41 and I always knew I was smarter than him. LOL (Took a lot more luck than skill, I admit) NO, don’t think I could do it again today though as things are different.

            • Gotcha Billy – you are, or were, part of the >250K/yr crowd that pays most of the taxes. And you ARE just screwin’ with the tourists to have some fun. Hope you bring your investments back on shore and once we (US) take a firm stand and direction you will find a couple of “comers” and invest for a 12% ROI and some win-win-win.

            • Like I posted, had a lot of luck, small business was the way to go but not so great anymore because of the regulations. Just ask and truck driver what i takes to deliver fuel to a tug boat. Ouch! Even worse, what it takes to even pick up a few thousand gallons of oil for the tug boat. Ouch, Ouch. Well both me and the tug boat company have been out of business many years now and the dock space is still empty. The truck was sold for scrap long, long, ago.

    • Im not republican or independent, im a prolife inmigrant that refuse t be in another country that will let get destroy by a bad choice of presiden. America look in the mirror of Venezuela, enough is enough OBama, you need to go!

      • President Barack Obama inherited a sad American State. We were hemorrhaging jobs faster then Mitt Romney could flip flop on an issue. We had an economy on the verge of collapse, the Government needing to speed your tax dollars to keep failed banks and corporations from losing millions of non-labor, money scamming jobs. And you can and SHOULD blame the previous administration for allowing this situation to occur. Obama turned the loss of jobs to a slow and steady rebuilding of job markets. He saved an auto industry from failing, and now American cars are number one in the world again. Why in Gods name would we want the same policies and platform to get back into the office to reverse all that we Americans have done to repair the country from crazed failed economic policies of the Republican party. No Republican should ever be allowed into office if they continue the same ideology, removing freedoms from women, removing the right to vote from the poor, and providing the rich with more of the money you deserve. That’s right, you deserve more money for the work you do. Corporations and corporate masters are raking in billions of dollars in income and the average American worker is getting paid the same equivalent wage of the 1950’s. Democrats are not asking you to be unfair to the rich, they are asking you to make them pay the same percentage you pay in taxes. If we can pay it, they should pay it. Closing tricks and other means of escape of paying the fair amount of tax we all pay, is unjust and not American.

  142. those debates dont teach us anything,they talk only about Lybia,Syria …but dont tell us how to improve economy in America,how to help entrepreneurs ,businessmen to expend and open new businesses,every shopping center Im going to, you see stores,restaurants going out of business,Im loosing my income,pretty soon the only stores which going to be open its gonna be Walmart,Kmart and target we all going to be wearing the same blouses, shoes ,pants made in China like in North Korea.Since Obama in the office the american society becoming poorer and poorer,and oh course Hollywood is having its boom out.Im neutral but I rather vote for Romney.

      • sure glad it isn’t you who sets the standards. There was a time in America when PHDs failed the literacy tests. Common denominator was they were black and in the South.

  143. Although Obama landed more jabs, they were mostly ineffective & juvenile. Over course of the debate, more clear that hope & change for Obama failed, time for Romney to step up, pls God!

  144. I do not believe a high percentage of the American People understand how close our country was to total economic collapse. A definate talking point for Romney and Americans are fooled. I say 5% is a great goal 8% is an incredible accomplishment and better than the 20-30-40 of 1929-1933 when many banks did collapse and so many businesses disappeared forever.
    Are you kidding, what Obama did for Americans is miraculous. He maintained confidence in Gov’t and the American people themselves. Obama kept people working together when doubt was the only thing standing between the American people and dissolution of the American union………

  145. Obama was blocked every step of the way by the republicans, who stated at the outset of his administration that republican Job #1 for these 4 years was “to deny President Obama a second
    Term ‘.

  146. so like Brian Williams brought to attention. Mr. Romney had millionaires hire scholars to research for subject that Mr. Romney could interject in statements that would arouse controversy. whether the statements are valid or not. ( NOT )

  147. I vote for barak obama because all mit ronney want is people woth money.Also I vote for barak obama because mit ronney is trying to take food stamp and there are kids that need food.

      • Hopefully you are voting. I believe that a person should be able read and write English if they are going to vote in an American election.

        • Why? You don’t have to know how to read and write to know how the country is going. Hell 1/2 the kids getting out of college can’t find jobs.

    • “kids that need food.” Yes, not in America though. More like in countries such as Africa. Our children here have plenty to go around.

      As Steve Bridges said while ‘impersonating’ Obama: “Over one third of America’s children are obese. The other two thirds are terrified of being trampled to death at recess.”

      Vote for a real leader. Vote Mit Ronney 2012 🙂

      • And Americans waste 40% of the food they obtain. I would think the food stamp people waste a lot more than the people who pay for it and theirs too.

  148. the leading political standing for congress should always be dominant what ever the elected president is automatically. congress can block anything bad regardless of it political standing.

    • That really shows you how he feels about his fellow american. After his death he ran off to a party in las vegas with the movie stars. And there are actual americans who think this President rocks! How blind can they be? look what he is doing? Will he dance on his voters deaths like the group who danced in the streets when they saw 9-11? I believe he is in that group.

    • Hey, that many people get shot almost every weekend in Chicago. If he can’t protect them here how is he going to protect them there? Danger goes with the job.

  149. romney is talking about a stronger millitary for what we dont need to scale world into a ww3 if his think,ng about leading all the countries into a war then he can get off the chair and go start his own war in MA ill take my chances with obama at least he canmaintain peace in this country no matter how bad he is with the politics and economy who cares about the money life is a treasure i dont wanna die in middle of a war there is no point in starting a war or making a millitary stronger the millitary is strong in states as it is what is he gonna do built huge war robots or something this isnt some kind of anime cartoon or a game this is real life man i sure hope obama would win WE DONT NEED WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wouldn’t call Obama more of a dove but he seems to be less of a hawk for sure. Still lot of soldiers are being killed under his admin.

    • No need Johnson won. You had two liberals on who wanted more free stuff from the government and one guy that thought the war on drugs was a big success. Only guy who could walk on water was Johnson with a track record that says been there done that.

  150. I meant “doubt” was the emotion that would have sent the American economy into a tail spin and market crash. But President Obama offered confidence and it was confidence that kept America afloat. To this day if the American People understand that confidence is all that is keeping the economy moving that this economy is still in jeopardy of collapse, that this is why the two words I just spoke of…

  151. Obama made a lot of sense with the military. Obama was on point, Romney looked very uncomfortable, But overall they both did well. I respect them both.

  152. I expect this debate to be disappointing. Yet I still feel there is still a spark of hope that the debate will yield valid rhetoric.

    Only time will tell.

  153. Shame on this site for selling and serving up strongly partisan ads. It comes across as a non-partisan news source, yet the ads all lean in one direction (and munipulatively so).

  154. You are correct mitt represents the military industrial complex. This is where trillion-air’s make all of their money…, selling to both sides. These are the only guys that win. Thats how the rothschild’ made their money and continue to make trillions today along with several others. They won’t stop we have to end their grasp on American’ our politicians and our economy. We need to put a stop to sending our young men and women into battle. This is not ending hatred it is widening divisions between governments around the world. We the People know the difference,finally we can see the lies we have been told in order to keep wars as a fact of life. Yes, We the People of the World know now that war is big business. Mitt supports “military business”. President Obama supports the American people…

    • Greg, what Rothschild made their money in military supplies? Selling to whom? I just do not see any connection between Mitt and Rothschild. All people that made it big according to you sell to both sides? How about President Obama, He is surly making it big? I could see that you would bring in Clinton, or Bush, but what does Rothschild have to do with it?

  155. Mr. Mitt Romney was the best. He can be a good leader and has a clear vision and a clear agenda. God bless America!

          • Billy – whats the bitch?? it’s there and consistent. It is also more detailed than Broke Obama, cause he doesn’t have a plan. If you can do better, my guess is MR admin would hire you for about $250/yr and you can join the rich crowd, unless you are already there and screwing with the tourists. You really sound like a liberal friend of mine who only know how to whine and gripe, nothing constructive.

            • Just my nature. Sorry if it offends you but I do march to the beat of a different drum.
              I think these politicians are brilliant people, all of them for being able to put themselves into a position to receive the benefits they receive. Guess you could call it envy on my part but they are smart, very smart.

            • Maybe u missed the plan. He does not have to change his plan. Its working just not as fast as u all may require it to b. His plan is
              to help the middle class n tax the wealthy im good with that.

  156. When I listen to debate commentators, it sounds like they’re discussing American Idol rather than real issues of substance. Their silence regarding shameless propaganda make them collaborators in the poverty of our electorate’s political awareness. Lies remain lies regardless of how often they’re repeated. As the Dalai Lama recently said, investigate everything you hear and accept nothing on faith.
    PS…Please continue to have female debate moderators rather than spineless old white guys.

  157. mitt is going to finish the job the bush’s’ started (all of them, prescott, george and george w.)he will collapse the American economy and usher in a new world order…, one world govt run by the bankers that care for nothing but money. certainly they do not care for you and I. Remember what I say…, as soon as the republicans regain the Presidential Office, our economy will collapse; in will come the new amero currency and a push for one world government the United Nations. This could happen even with Obama in there anyway but I believe he is fighting the good fight for THE PEOPLE.

      • Banks make money by loaning out money. I think in the USA there is something like 53 trillion on the books being loaned out by various financial institutions. Now someone has to go to work to pay that money back and it ain’t them. You borrowed the money, now you pay them back. But hold on, if you borrowed the money from poor people and you are a big company, the government says you don’t have to pay them back. There lies the problem.

      • Not only does President Obama push for a one world order he made the comment he is in charge of the one world and considers he is the president of the world he said he is the worlds President.

    • Amazing that the people have been bamboozled into thinking that either Barack or Mitt are a solution — when both are AGAINST these principles upon which our Nation was built!

      PRINCIPLES we must stand by!!!

      “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….” Thomas Jefferson

      “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

      “When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.” DOROTHY THOMPSON

      “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.” FREDERICK DOUGLAS

      “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.” —Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

      “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” EDMUND BURKE

      “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN
      —————————————————————————–———–

      Voting for either would be legitimizing the further corruption that seems to have no end!

      VOTE for Garry Johnson — or face the dire consequences of failing to do so — TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!

      • I like this guy. Too bad you American folk couldn’t adapt a multi party system. Way more interesting stuff goes on come election time.

        And get one of your states to start talking about separating. That really spices up the campaigns.

        And what’s with two terms only? What the hell can you accomplish in 8 years? Far as I’m concerned, if you’re doing an awesome job, you should bloody well keep the job as long as the public keeps putting you there.

    • Finish the job the Bush family started? Ok. You mean have a bunch more illegal wars, or oil hunting for a more accurate term, and pad the pockets of their cronies while crippling the working man until he can’t make a decent living, then call him a parasite?

      Yep, lets finish the Bush Crusades.

      We all know what the Crusades were about.

      Mitt is a dangerous, dangerous man. He’d trade american blood for money and oil, that’s all he’d do.

  158. I’m sad to say, BOTH candidates failed to mention the importance of the Korean War which is part of the Cold War that was never finished. Both candidates failed to mention the importance of this war ending officially. As long as this war is under a “truce” status, it’s not finalised and those axis and allies are still in war. BUT more importantly, those nations that are allies with North Korea are still under their agreements, even if the powers is the USA don’t recognise them, those nations are still at war with the USA no matter how much trade the USA has with them. The USA and it’s policymakers have been making a serious mistake not looking into this policy conflict. By not ending this war, tensions in the Pacific Ocean will grow as a face off will occur between China and the USA

    • Back burner stuff, this election is all about jobs, jobs that are not coming our way no matter who gets elected between these two turkeys.

  159. i am voting for Obama I dont think any of you voting for Romney has a clue about what this economy was almost.. Nobody talked about what Obama has done just what he hasnt id like to see ne of you inherit millions of dollars of debt and come out of it in 4 years hahaha be smart Americans vote Obama dont let Romneys lies get to you we will be in the next depression if he gets in office!!!!!

    • Since President Obama took office I now pay $4.65 for a gallon of gas rather than $2.65 I paid for gas before he was in office. I have had no raise at my job while he is in office. My last raise was under the last President. My phone bill went up from $120.00 a year to now $600.00 a year for the same service under President Obama. I don’t get free phone because I’m not on welfare. 2 of my sons are laid off their jobs now this past month. Under the last president we were all employed. And more taxes are taken out of my paycheck to pay for all the people in our country who Obama calls poor. I earn 20 thousand a year and I consider myself poor. The tax money taken from my check goes to people in this country who get higher government checks sitting home than I get going to work. Any other president is better than this one. You can vote him in and when you start losing too it will be too late for you.

      • Debbie if I am not mistaken the President doesn’t set oil prices nor does he own oil companies. Debbie if we look at the facts all of the troubles you mentioned in your statement started before the President took office. I really don’t understand those who expected this President to clean everything up when it took 8 years of unnecessary wars for OIL etc…to get here. But Debbie if you can pay that $600 for a phone you maynot be doingggg as bad as you think. Because who is hurting worst are those who provide many services and don’t get paid a lot. Those who work and still need help…

      • So the devil you don’t know is better than the devil know? Good luck, I’m for Johnson based only on his track record and nothing he says.

  160. Is Gov. Romney serious? His reasoning that since has a nuclear arsenal , we should cultivate them just does not make sense. That means that if any country develops nuclear weapons, they will automatically earn the respect of the U.S. HUH?

    • You got that right. If you ain’t got the bomb, you ain’t got ………Saddam learned that the hard way as did Gaddafi.

  161. I have read all the comments and feel so much hate from people who don’t know all the facts as we all are left in the dark about what the white house does. But I cannot ignore the fact that everyone is attacking Obama and blaming him for all the problems of the world. Let’s not forget Both Bush and his son Bush spent 12 years implicating their agendas on all of us and ruined the U.S. for personal interests while telling lies the entire time but no one remembers that? “It’s Obamas fault” Really? All I know is that since Obama has been in office I have seen more people I know get health care, phones, and education that have not been able to for over a decade. I’m sure Romney means us well and does not plan on hurting us as a nation. The only thing I’m saying is this country has been going downhill for a while now, it’s gonna take more than 4 years to clean it up.

    “Let’s give Obama another term to see what he does, and teach Romney more about foreign policies and military so that he can be an excellent candidate for the following term”.

    Not to mention Obama goes to allot of places that I have never seen Romney go. I’m still not totally convinced that he relates to what we are all going through. Maybe he should go to low-income housing and see how they are living. Or to skid row downtown L.A. and talk to the homeless instead of the C.E.O.’s

    “If Jesus himself came it would take time to heal this world in the state it’s in, let’s give both candidates a fair chance and stop attacking them for personal interest.”

    Soullone
    Public figure & Celebrity

      • Malone, you retard. Who do you think financed baby george’s shoot em up in Iraq and Afghanistan?
        CHINA.

        Georgie sold your country to China long before Obama got in office.

          • No, George isn’t there anymore and thank christ he isn’t. I’m sure he felt cheated out of turning the entire planet into one big playground of guns and bombs and dead people. That guy was a complete retard, and the entire world saw him as one.

            But just because he’s not there, a person can’t just say “okay, now everything he did is the next guy’s fault”.

            That’s just plain stupid.

  162. i don’t believe what i am hearing. Debbie you are wrong about obama. He has created more jobs than ever. How dare you talk about our president in that way. You should be ashamed of your self.

      • U really seem to b a racist. N its sad. U r disrespectful to the President bcuz he’s black. Unbelievable. GWB was a king to u huh? He wasn’t the jack leg bastard that put us in the situation we r n huh? What u proclaim is stupidity. Obama been preaching the same pitch since he been in office. U n Emily must b related cuz u both sound alike with ur displaying the ignorance for which u were taught. He’s for the small people. Like who wants to collect welfare n not have more money n their pocket? I been paying n so what who cares cuz not everyone is the individual u describe being
        lazy. I lost my mom at 18 to cancer n had to raise 4 siblings when i was 18. I worked n got assistance from the government to support them until they

      • U really seem to b a racist. N its sad. U r disrespectful to the President bcuz he’s black. Unbelievable. GWB was a king to u huh? He wasn’t the dummy that put us in the situation we r n huh? What u proclaim is stupidity. Obama been preaching the same pitch since he been in office. U n Emily must b related cuz u both sound alike with ur displaying the ignorance for which u were taught. He’s for the small people. Like who wants to collect welfare n not have more money n their pocket? I been paying n so what who cares cuz not everyone is the individual u describe being
        lazy. I lost my mom at 18 to cancer n had to raise 4 siblings when i was 18. I worked n got assistance from the government to support them until they

      • U really seem to b a racist. N its sad. U r disrespectful to the President bcuz he’s black. Unbelievable. GWB was a king to u huh? He wasn’t the dummy that put us in the situation we r n huh? What u proclaim is stupidity. Obama been preaching the same pitch since he been in office. U n Emily must b related cuz u both sound alike with ur displaying the ignorance for which u were taught. He’s for the small people. Like who wants to collect welfare n not have more money n their pocket? I been paying n so what who cares. I lost my mom at 18 to cancer n had to raise 4 siblings when i was 18. I worked n got assistance from the government to support them until they

      • U really seem to b a racist. N its sad. U r disrespectful to the President bcuz he’s black. Unbelievable. GWB was a king to u ? What u proclaim is stupidity. Obama been preaching the same pitch since he been in office. U n Emily must b related cuz u both sound alike with ur displaying the ignorance for which u were taught. He’s for the small people. Like who wants to collect welfare n not have more money n their pocket? I been paying n so what who cares. I lost my mom at 18 to cancer n had to raised 4 siblings when i was 18. I worked n got assistance from the government to support them until they

        • We all are to some degree. Just human nature and when the laws of nature go up against he laws of man, nature will always win in the end.

      • U n Emily sound like u related. U both speak disrespectful towards ur President. Sad too. Must b a bit surprised he’s as intelligent as he’s is. Mitt is a money genius maybe but a horrible President candidate n needs to conceed cuz he’s not in the best interest of the ppl. To ask the rich to pay what is necessary n fair is genius yo help the Bush deficit. Bottom line. What r all idiots.

        • So it’s not ok for anyone to disrespect Obama, but it’s ok to disrespect Bush, who was also president. Yeah, that makes sense now. OK, Malevolent, we’ll just wait until he leaves office to go to town.

    • No, but you failed (felled) as a literate person. Go back to school. You’re too stupid for the internet.

      • Most of us got the meaning of the post. No problem with the spelling as English just might be a second language to the poster.

  163. Duplicate post: I’m posting it here, because few people seemed to have watched tonight’s debate:

    OK, so did anyone watch the debate tonight?

    Here’s my take: although they were billed as two far left and two far right parties, they agreed on a LOT.

    The two conservatives thought if we could get just ONE constitutional amendment, it should be term limits. The two liberals tacitly agreed, with one preferring to use her one choice as defining money as NOT speech and as corporations as NOT people. The other wanted an equal rights amendment, but this time, add LGBT rights, which might give it the added few percent to pass.

    Note that even those differences are not incompatible.

    The only serious difference was that the two liberals thought that college should be free to anyone with the brain to get in, and the conservatives thought that would be too expensive.

    BUT HEY–that’s not a huge disagreement. The conservatives didn’t say it was a bad idea, just that it would cost too much.

    So, what I’m thinking is, maybe what we need is a BIG TENT third party. Let them be like the old Democratic Party–with knock-down drag-out fights, but in the end, coming up with enough things they agree on to form a coalition majority.

    They were, as Nate noted, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, the Constitution Party, and the Justice Party. Two others were invited but did not attend.

    Why not get them ALL together and form a new, “CONSENSUS Party,” and get something done, for a change. As I say, here were LOTS of things they agreed on. Why not get those things done?

    • Goethe – I hadn’t watched that, but from what you said – i like the ideas. It needs to start bubbling on 10/7 and drive momentum to a boil 14 months before 2014 elections.

      • Things just ain’t bad enough for the 3rd party yet. Will they are but the voters just don’t want to believe it.

  164. What it will boil down to is this:

    The election has been reduced to a vote between the retarded and the smart.

    It’s a means of finding out what percentage of the population is retarded vs what percentage is smart.

    The retarded will vote for Romney, the smart for Obama.

    It appears Romney has the retard vote sewn right up.

    • Sounds like it is you who sets the standards. Lots of really smart people are going to vote either way. Might just boil down to , “What’s in it for me”

      • Sadly, ‘What’s in it for me?’ has become the new bottom line of this country. Greed, excess and ‘I want it (or deserve it) NOW’ have become the new national idols. Our national treasures have shifted right along with the abominations of the Federal Reserve. Running low? Don’t work for it or use ingenuity, budgeting or (gods forbid ) Save up for it…. Just print up some more dollars, charge it and let the next guy worry about the interest and repayment. Our economy is in for a major fall!

        • @ A Canadian: I find it interesting that people like you just consider people that disagree with your line of thinking “stupid” and “moron”. That is leftist thinking. I also think reverting to calling people names is just a sign of a weak mind trying to express itself. So based on your attack of Fox News, am I supposed to assume you think that everything that comes out of CNN, MSNBC, and other left wing networks is not bias?

          I do agree that Ron Paul does have some good ideas, but that doesn’t mean he would be a good leader.

          As far as govt involvement, short of ensuring our security, social order, and infrastructure, it should be that we the people, that is family, friends, the church and other consumer supported non profits, take care of the less fortunate. The government has no business in deciding who it should steal from and who it should give to. However, we are now the “me” society which is why we don’t see enough of that. Kind regards and good day.

        • Sorry about the @ A Canadian post. Not sure how that happened. Anyway, You are right. We are now the “me” and “entitlement” society. But what can we expect when we expel God out of society? The words of J.F. Kennedy, “Don’t ask what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”, goes right out the window.

  165. I don’t set them. But I do have the advantage of observation from outside. Listening to both sides, the D’s come across as rational and direct, while the R’s style of debate seems to always descend into supposition and personal attack.

    Then I look at people within the media who associate themselves with one side or the other. Faux News is openly and blatantly biased toward the R’s. And again, speaking on their behalf you’ve got people like Ann Coulter and Bill O’Reilly. The R’s would do themselves a huge favour in terms of image if they’d just denounce those types of idiots and tell them to please stop calling themselves republicans. They do nothing but project an image of lunacy, which is then associated with the party.

    Seriously. Jon Stewart’s show has more truth in half an hour than an entire evening of faux news broadcasts. A COMEDY show makes more sense than anything coming out of OReilly or Hannity’s mouth.

    Really, the whole republican propaganda machine churns out so much garbage that is so devoid of intelligence it’s not worth listening to, yet there are morons out there who take it as gospel. That totally baffles the crap out of me.

    At least when Jon Stewart or Colbert go off on one of their tirades, they don’t expect to be taken totally serious, but they do shine the spotlight on the idiocy that constantly spews from republican mouths.

    And it’s strange because I am the Canadian equivalent to republican. I believe in working hard to succeed and the freedom to do so. I’ve enjoyed public healthcare all my life, so the for profit health system in the states is completely foreign and frankly, stupid to me, so I suppose in that respect I’d be a democrat.

    But I also can’t stand leeches and parasites who play the system and mooch off taxpayers. At the same time I recognise that sometimes some people just run into a bad string of luck and for that reason there HAS to be SOME sort of safety net, because we all deserve the basics.

    I probably believe in more government involvement than the average republican, but I don’t feel they should regulate and monitor absolutely everything, because that just costs way too much money.

    I believe in the right to own a gun. FOR HUNTING. Not for self defense. But I did not register my long gun with the Canadian Long Gun registry. I waited for the gov’t to realize what a useless and expensive thing it was and now it’s done away with and I’ve still got my gun. (for rodent control)

    So don’t get me wrong. The republican philosophy to me is not a bad one. But I haven’t run across a republican that represents it since Ron Paul, and if they can’t make him their candidate, well, sorry. They missed the brain boat and as far as I’m concerned, they’re pretty damn stupid. That guy makes a helluva lot of sense.

    And who laughed and mocked him on national tv?

    Yep. Faux News. The moron network.

    • I find it interesting that people like you just consider people that disagree with your line of thinking “stupid” and “moron”. That is leftist thinking. I also think reverting to calling people names is just a sign of a weak mind trying to express itself. So based on your attack of Fox News, am I supposed to assume you think that everything that comes out of CNN, MSNBC, and other left wing networks is not bias?

      I do agree that Ron Paul does have some good ideas, but that doesn’t mean he would be a good leader.

      As far as govt involvement, short of ensuring our security, social order, and infrastructure, it should be that we the people, that is family, friends, the church and other consumer supported non profits, take care of the less fortunate. The government has no business in deciding who it should steal from and who it should give to. However, we are now the “me” society which is why we don’t see enough of that. Kind regards and good day.
      Read more at http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012/10/last-presidential-debate-tonight-at-9pm-et-6pm-pt/comment-page-8/#ucJzzP6jjKmRoLtI.99

  166. I think you Yanks should rise up, march on Washington and put the whole mess of them in jail, from whitehouse to congress to senate to pentagon.

    Those who don’t like jail can hang.

    Then start over and do it right and do it clean.

  167. Would ask all that find merit in the below to SPREAD IT! Thanks.
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    VOTE for Gary Johnson (do not write-in Ron Paul, please)!

    Here is why:

    The Establishment fears Ron Paul so much that they will do anything to stop him and his (our) movement for Liberty on the election level (since so far they have not been able to control the internet, and thus shut us down completely)!

    The Major Networks will show after the election NOTHING for Ron Paul (not even that he got ANY of the Vote, for that would be admitting that some actually dared to write-in his name).

    The Apparatchiks have been instructed to shred all write-in ballots where Ron Paul’s name appears (for proof just watch after the election and see if Ron Paul is even mentioned, let alone how many votes he got)!

    Gary Johnson is on the ballot in all 50 States — so a vote for him is a vote COUNTED against the wannabe despots of America! (Plus, if he breaks the 5+% level, the Libertarian Party (Ron Paul’s original party) will be eligible for federal funds to the tune of about 90 million dollars for the next election — and no longer will be a financial shoe-string operation!!!).

    VOTE GARY JOHNSON (or write-in Ron Paul if you must) — as long as you vote for what you realize is BEST for our Nation, and NOT get bamboozled into voting again for the “lesser of two evils”: the Kenyan Barack or Mitt the Mormon (this path only leads to more and bigger evil, for the next election cycle…should there be one)!!!

  168. FYI — The Mormons stripped the richest man in the world, Howard Hughes, not only of his life, but his entire fortune!

    Now another Mormon could do the same to our entire Nation…if it gets elected!

    Vote for Anyone, but Mitt the American Destroyer!
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    I chose to vote for Ron Paul’s Libertarian Party — Gary Johnson this time, who is on all 50 State Ballots. And should Ron Paul run again in 2016, he’s only option will be the Libertarian Ticket!!!!!

    A Vote for the Libertarian Candidate NOW, is a vote for Ron Paul later!

  169. I’m from Michigan. With all the economic troubles we’ve had over the past two decades, I was upset when I heard that we are STILL paying more in federal taxes than are returned to my state.

    So when you’re tsk-tsking about the 47% that are freeloading, take a look at the states that pay the least and get the most from the federal government:

    1) New Mexico
    2) Mississippi
    3) Alaska
    4) Louisiana
    5) West Virginia
    6) North Dakota
    7) Alabama
    8) South Dakota
    9) Virginia
    10) Kentucky

    All of those states get more than a buck-and-a-half for every buck they pay in. Aren’t these mostly the states that scream about “self-reliance”?

    Source: TaxFoundation.org

    • Goethe – Some of them are lower population, some are lower wages, a couple are both – what determines the $$ they receive vs the $$ they pay back into Fed coffers. Gasoline tax and road repair and Medicaid and disaster recovery are the only factors i know about.

      • Amazing that the people have been bamboozled into thinking that either Barack Hussein or Mormon Mitt are a solution — when both are AGAINST these principles upon which our Nation was built!

        PRINCIPLES we must stand by!

        “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….” Thomas Jefferson

        “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

        “When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.” DOROTHY THOMPSON

        “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.” —Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

        “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” EDMUND BURKE

        “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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        Voting for either anti-American — Barack the Kenyan or Mitt the Mexican Mormon — would only be legitimizing the further government corruption that seems to have no end!

        VOTE for Garry Johnson — who stands for these principles, and is on nearly all 50 States ballots (unlike my 1st choice, Ron Paul, who is NOT on ANY States ballots) or face the dire consequences of failing to do so — TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!

        VOTE GARY JOHNSON — the only REAL AMERICAN LEFT on the BALLOT!

      • Unless you VOTE for Gary Johnson — we won’t have an Election, but puppet Selection!

        You want a prediction — here is an APODICTIC one:

        The American People LOOSE, regardless which one of these two puppets (Barack Hussein or Mormon Mitt) gets “elected”!

        (PLEASE, SPREAD THIS — THERE IS TIME LEFT TO INFLUENCE THE UNDECIDED!)
        Read more at http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012/10/video-watch-the-final-presidential-debate-from-boca-raton/comment-page-4/#kqAWvGA4yzV1AASL.99

        • Surfisher – If there were any chance of Johnson winning, i would certainly consider voting for him. However there isn’t! forget about the 15% thing. the time to start a winning election for Johnson or any other non-dem or no-pub is Nov 7th. At this point you are confusing issues. I don’t know what in reality you have against Romney. If you vet him honestly you’ll find he did and excellent job of Governing MA, the Olympics, Bain, and never let his weird religion get in the way of his politics. His morals do not violate Nature’s Creator’s laws. Romney loves America and want to preserve the Constitution
          On the other hand Obama has been caught lying several times. He has no clue about business management, wants excessive government and taxes and wants absolute control of both. He has violated the constitution numerous times with his E.O.’s and has set himself up to declare martial law with his Homeland Security Police force (i.e., gestapo’s). Obama does let his Sunni Muslim religion interfere with his politics. He is Anti American and anti Colonialism. He believes it is best for the world if the US is taken down a notch, very small military, look like a social-Euro nation (i.e., France, England, Spain) and adhere to the United Nations.
          So Johnson might be the best candidate but this election will be between Romney and Obama. Romney wins and you can start advocating Johnson Nov 7th – Obama wins and no more elections until our next revolution.

  170. Just Say NO to Rmoney — VOTE for ANYONE but Mormon Mitt!

    The Mormons stripped the richest man in the world, Howard Hughes, not only of his life, but his entire fortune (that is how the Mormons got financial power to jump start their cult)!

    Now another Mormon wants to do the same to our entire Nation!
    And his 5 Mormon Sons are waiting in line to finish US off!

    *Vote FOR Gary Johnson* — Do NOT vote for Mormon Mitt (or Barack Hussein) the lesser of two evils!

  171. I don’t usually double-post, but I think this is unusually interesting. I received a final poll request from Ron Paul-dot-com.

    It said–

    Poll: Who are you voting for?

    Participate in our final poll before the election and tell us who you’re voting for. Options include Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode, Jill Stein, Ron Paul (write-in), Someone else and Nobody

    The part I thought was interesting was that ONLY TWO candidates had automatic links provided–Ron Paul and Barack Obama. Could this be a sort of left-hand endorsement?

  172. VOTE GARY JOHNSON — or see our Nation END 2012!

    Just Say NO to Rmoney — VOTE for ANYONE but Mormon Mitt!

    Keep Mitt’s mittens off of the White House — or face An American Tragedy!

    The Mormons stripped the richest man in the world, Howard Hughes, not only of his life, but his entire fortune (that is how the Mormons got financial power to jump start their cult)!

    Now another Mormon wants to do the same to our entire Nation!
    And his 5 Mormon Sons are waiting in line of a Rmoney Dynasty to finish US off!

    *Vote FOR Gary Johnson* — Do NOT vote for Mormon Mitt (or Barack Hussein) the lesser of two evils!

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