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Presidential Debate 2012: Top 5 Issues

Both candidates were armed and ready in the second installment of the Presidential debate.

The last debate two weeks ago, proved to be tepid compared to this week's debate which took place at Long Island's Hofstra University.

The two candidates, President Obama and Governor Romney were not behind any podiums. The Town Hall setting may have helped contribute to the swift come backs from both.

Candy Crowley, moderator for the second debate was ready to rumble with her blunt style and clear voice as President Obama and Governor Romney exchanged views on various topics.

Here are 5 topics that seemed to stand out:

  • Preserving energy sources like solar, wind, and bio-fuel
  • Gas prices
  • Unemployment
  • Women in the workplace
  • Tax cuts 

While issues like LGBT rights seems to miss the radar again, gun control was a concern and was attributed to American parents on both sides.

Romney's 5% Plan also seemed to get some heat, questioning some on the details of how much it will cost, while Obama's last term was a failure as stated by Romney on occasion.

If you missed the debate, or want to experience the excitement again, you can watch it on the Youtube Politics channel.

What were your favorite parts of the debate? Did you think President Obama and Governor Romney went too far in their tough banter between each other? Patch wants to know in the comments section below.

Nile Kinnick October 18, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I hope so.
Forrest October 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Nile you are a "get the last word in" guy...should have known. Have a nice life!
Ralph Hoffmann October 18, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Be sure to vote for President, but not for Tweedledum (Obama) or Tweedledee (Romney). There are 4 other candidates for President on your ballot, Roseanne Barr, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Thomas Hoefling, any of whom would be better than the Teedles.
Triple Canopy October 19, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Ralph, ya really ought to get back on your meds. Did you leave them on the bus? I got a kick out of your testimony that Broadway Plaza should strive to attract a store which carries vibrators "to entertain the ladies and keep them busy".
Ralph Hoffmann October 20, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Triple Canopy, I AM in my meds, the best that money can buy. Note the Readers' Digest Humor section has for years been titled, "Laughter, the Best Medicine." Note also that Roseanne Barr's profession is a comedian. I endorse her!

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