Second Debate: When Obama Meets Romney, It’s Time To Go To The Vote, by Frederic Vidal!
October 16, 2012
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator:Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
9pm ET: The debate begins. CANDY.
They are here with us. A lot of things to say. Questions from students. Electricity. Romney begins.
9:08: Obama “to rebuild America“. Candy to Romney: “What can you do?” Romney: “unemployment rate. We need to make people back to work.” Obama confident, Romney nervous but teaching.
9:15: Obama smiling to Romney. Romney “I believe very much in our renewable energies”. People looking at them. Two-Men-Show.
9: 18: “it’s not true, it’s just not true”. Agressivity. Close to each other. Obama nervous, Romney now with humor. Prices (energy).
9:23: Romney insists to speak again. At the center of the stage. Question of a spectator. Obama drinks water. Mitt: “I want to help people of the middle class. I will never, under any circumstances, increase taxes of the middle class.”
9:31: Obama criticizes Romney. Romney more positive. “Poverty”. “Energy independence in 5 years of America.” Obama attacks again: “Governor Romney wants” “How you gonna do it?” “Governor Romney was a very successful investor.” His plan too expensive.
9:40: Romney about women. People very focused on his face. “What we can do to help young women and women of all ages, it’s to have a strong economy.” Obama arrives. A little tired. “In my healthcare bill”, Contraception, “these are not only women issues, these are family issues.”
9:52: Obama proud of his first term “And I did”, Bin laden is dead, “you should pay attention this campaign.” Invest in education. Romney promises. Romney: Unemployment: 5.4%. 9 millions americans without work. “President was unable to do what he said he do.”
10:00: Romney: “This is a Nation of immigrants. We welcome legal immigrants in this Country. We gonna have to stop illegal immigration.” Obama: “it’s good for our economic growth. They start new businesses. Romney called, during the Primary, the Arizona law, a model for the Nation.” Romney: no.
10:06: Romney creating the event: “Mr. President did you look to your pension?” Obama: “Let me talk about our diplomats because they serve all around the world.” Obama wants to show he’s the President and Romney just a Past-Governor.
10:17: Romney: “On the day after the attack, he was on the Rose Garden. It took two weeks to the President after he called the attack on Benghazi an act of terror”. Obama with angry eyes. He’s coming closer to Romney.
10:23: Romney with the mic speaks to Candy. Obama: “importance of the parents, importance of school” about violence with guns. “The reforms we put in place are ones of the toughest, started to succeed”. Directing, Candy stopping him.
10:31: Romney lyrical. “Making America the most attractive place in the world for business”. Obama still in a bad mood. Candy last question: “bring manufacturing back here?” Romney: America. Obama interrupting. “These some jobs that will never come back”.
10:39: Romney: “I’m a guy who wants to help with the experience I have of the American People”. God. Olympics. Obama: ‘I believe Governor Romney is a good man”. Martial. Insisting. “I want to make sure that the next generation wil have the same opportunities”. Candy: “thank you”. END.
Romney winner tonight? Not sure. Let’s wait for the third one. This was the debate of the Obama comeback.