Sunday, October 7, 2012
Debate viewers in Maryland had plenty to say about last week's debate.
Although there weren't any "You're no John Kennedy" quotes from this week's debate, many people on Patch and across the country had plenty to say about the first of three match-ups between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. From Big Bird to budget, here are what Patch readers said about the debate: "Why bother wasting valuable time watching two bought and paid for liars debate over what they they believe the voters want to hear? Both Obama and Romney have proven track records of saying one thing and doing something completely opposite of what they said they would do..." -- Shawn "Guess what, Obama didn't win the debate. He looked like a kid in school that didn't prepare for his test. This sure did show …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney will meet in three debates.
Did you watch the debate last night? No matter, it wasn't your only chance to hear the candidates talk about the issues. Three more debates are scheduled in the next three weeks Upcoming Presidential Debates Topic: Foreign and domestic policy Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent) The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Like four years ago, the presidential candidates will likely have some verbal tricks up their sleeves. Who will win Wednesday's presidential debate? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Remember Joe, the plumber? His story was a product of a presidential debate between candidates Barack Obama and John McCain four years ago. He turned out not to be a game changer for McCain, who raised Joe as an example of Obama's wealth-distribution economic proposals. But other historic debate moments have been seen as responsible for turning the tide for one presidential candidate or another. Just the fact of his appearance on live television was seen as disastrous for Richard Nixon in his debate opposite the telegenic John F. Kennedy in 1960. It took years for another candidate to get up the courage to go in front of a live audience of millions in a debate situation. That came when Gerald Ford faced Jimmy Carter in 1976. Ford's gamble …