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Patch Is Collecting Questions for Obama and Romney During the Next Presidential Debate

If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.

If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you.

The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy.

Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol—along with Google and Yahoo—to take questions from web users across the country.

Don’t wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election. Share your thoughts in the comments!

ron parson jr. October 08, 2012 at 12:11 PM
There is not a democrat and republican class. Only if your earned income is over $1 million should you consider yourself a republican. Why is this so difficult to get?
ron parson jr. October 08, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Yes, I have a cooment for both candidates. Why is there a democrat and a republican
Mike Forgacs October 08, 2012 at 03:31 PM
First - a few questions for the Patch and the commission partnering with Patch's parent company Aol along with Google and Yahoo. How is it going to be determined which question(s) are to be chosen for the next town-hall styled presidential debate? Will the debaters and the candidate/handlers weigh in on which ones they will and will not answer? I understand that undecided voters will be chosen by Gallup to decide who will participate in the town-hall styled debate. Are the questions of the undecided voters vetted ahead of time by Gallup and the candidates/handlers? Will the candidates/handlers know the questions ahead of time? Approx. how many questions will come from in-person participants, and how many will come from the Internet community? Knowing answers to the above would help Patch readers in formulating their questions.Thanks! My question for now: Undecided voters are mulling over a choice - A President Obama or a President Romney. In a poll widely circulated near the beginning of October 2012, CNN asked 17 Economists questions along the lines of who would be best for the economy. The answer to the undecided voter according to 3 of The Economists - a President Obama. The answer to the undecided voter according to 12 of the Economists - A President Romney. (5 Economists opted out). What I would ask of each of the candidates is to explain why THEY would be the best choice for the American Economy and what the economists had right and wrong in their assessments.
Mike Forgacs October 08, 2012 at 03:38 PM
My other comment contained questions (that I hope to have answered) regarding background issues related to presidential debate questions. Until I see answers to those, my question for now goes like this: Undecided voters are mulling over a choice - A President Obama or a President Romney. In a poll widely circulated near the beginning of October 2012, CNN asked 17 Economists questions along the lines of who would be best for the economy. The answer to the undecided voter according to 3 of The Economists is "a President Obama". The answer to the undecided voter according to 12 of the Economists is "a President Romney". (5 Economists opted out). What I would ask of each of the candidates is to explain why THEY would be the best choice for the American Economy and what the economists had right and wrong in their assessments? Thank you.
City of Dearborn (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Thank you for sharing your question, Mike. I'm working on getting you a good answer to your questions for Patch/AOL/the Debate Commission.
Don Wyatt (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Mike: Lots of good questions, but I'm afraid I can't provide you with answers. I've been scouring the Web and have not seen any posts that do a great job at explaining the process. Patch is soliciting questions in hopes that the best make it through to the debaters. How that happens, how many, whether candidates will get a peek beforehand, in-person vs. online and whether questions are vetted I do not know. Dearborn Patch is simply collecting the questions and passing them along to our colleagues at Aol. I hope you'll participate, either by using the question you have already posed or by submitting another based on this response.
concerned citizen October 08, 2012 at 09:21 PM
why did obama give oil rich Alaska islands to Russia?
Joseph Robert October 09, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Mr. Romney: Which of these two statements that you have recently made is the truth? "We are going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20 percent, including the top 1 percent. “ – Mitt Romney, Republican politician and presidential candidate “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut, of the scale you are talking about.” – Mitt Romney, Republican politician and presidential candidate, as you said at the first debate. Which is the LIE, and why did you lie to the American people? Video proof at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJzUQwJFW7k
Joseph Robert October 09, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Mr. Romney: In your first debate, you claimed that 20 million people could lose their healthcare when Obamacare goes into effect next year. That claim has been proven FALSE, according to Politifact, a non-partisan organization. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/04/mitt-romney/mitt-romney-says-20-million-will-lose-health-insur/ Can you explain why you lied and where you got this false information?
Joseph Robert October 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Mr. Romney: Just as the Obama campaign has said, Mike Huckabee, a FOX News commentator and former Republican Governor of Arkansas, questions your honesty and integrity. Mike Huckabee has said: “He’s (Romney) certainly being dishonest about his own record! When he says that he had the endorsement of the NRA, he did not. When he says he didn’t raise taxes, and in fact, there were $500 million in fees raised during this time. When he talks about my record or John McCain’s. He’s making up stuff, it’s just incredible. In Arkansas, we call it DISHONESTY.” Would you be willing to take a lie-detector test to show whether or not you actually realize you are telling a lot of lies in your campaign? Is it true, what Republicans and Democrats alike say -- that you will say ANYTHING, to win? (Watch Huckabee's video of his comments at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av3q7-a-ayc&feature=player_embedded#! )
Don Wyatt (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 06:50 PM
To concerned citizen: Do you have a link to the source of your information? Would be very helpful to include it your comment to help us understand your question. At Patch, we'd like to encourage a robust discourse on issues and events based on facts. If you have it, I'd love to read more about it.
Don Wyatt (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 06:51 PM
To Joseph: Appreciate that you included a link to the source material noted in your post. Nice job!

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