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**LIVE THREAD** Second Presidential Debate - Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama (9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern)
C-SPAN ^ | 10-16-12 | Live Thread

Posted on 10/16/2012 2:13:41 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat

Edited on 10/16/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

You can watch the debate online here: http://www.youtube.com/politics?feature=inp-hp-ype-26

Town Hall debate.

Admin Moderator notes: (We changed the main link to C-SPAN from You Tube as it is more reliable.)

The debate can also be watched at these links:

Places to watch the debate:
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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
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To: Swede Girl

It will if nobody watches or comments on it.


251 posted on 10/16/2012 4:39:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Diogenesis

That figures.


252 posted on 10/16/2012 4:40:04 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: matginzac; combat_boots
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253 posted on 10/16/2012 4:40:22 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: everyone


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254 posted on 10/16/2012 4:41:03 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Sure glad that FR is here. I really enjoy these threads during the debate. The humor keeps me positive in these most important times.

Go Mitt, Go Military and Go Gators! Get out and vote!

P.S. Ladies, it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Go get checked and take someone with you! It’s important. My wife and I are members of a club we never wanted to join.


255 posted on 10/16/2012 4:41:03 PM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: onyx

256 posted on 10/16/2012 4:41:22 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: All

Big questions for this debate are:

1)Can Obama be aggressive without overdoing it.

2)Can Obama match Romney’s in-depth knowledge and go toe-to-toe rather than struggling to repeat formulaic talking points.

3) Can Romney respond to Obama’s agresssion with aggressive, fact based answers where he maintains a “presidential” aura ala the first debate.

4) Will a biased moderator be able to tilt the scales sufficiently such that Obama gains an advantage that makes a difference.

5) Can Romney effectively combat the bias/interruptions effectively without appearing to be overbearing or “un-presidential”

6) Will a Republican, ANY REPUBLICAN, finally explain in detail why the democrats’ lies about the $5 trillion hole in the deficit plan is a lie. (OK this one is my pet peeve).


257 posted on 10/16/2012 4:42:02 PM PDT by PAR
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To: Cboldt

We had a ‘big’ one August a year ago, just up the road from where I live. The sound .... wow .... big rumble that just grew and then everything was shaking. Pictures were crooked on the walls, a couple of things fell off of shelves, the china cabinet doors almost flew open, but I grabbed them and saved two stacks of china that were about to shake out. Folks near the epicenter had chimneys come down, foundations cracked, schools had to be closed, etc. We had aftershocks for weeks after .... the first big one was a 4.2 about 12 hours later. It was an interesting and frightening experience. Hope everyone up your way is ok ...


258 posted on 10/16/2012 4:42:11 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: don-o
"What about 3 or 4 live threads - identified as such? Maybe spread the load?"

Well, we can give it a try. If there’s a chance that hundreds of people trying to post to the same thread at the same time is causing a deadlock on the db, it’s worth a shot to try to split the load. John says the load avg on the web server was low, the cpu’s were not busy and the db sever was mostly idle last time, but we couldn’t get any throughput. Could be a logjam in the db caused by record locks making it hard to get anything in or out.

259 posted on 10/16/2012 4:42:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Lucky9teen

It’s over.

Even if Holder “holds up the election”.

What I’ve seen in Cincinnati, as I’m likely the only conservative/libertarian in the city is:

* NO one has rang my doorbell about Obama...like ACORN people (in 2008, 10 or so had done this by now)
* Very few/fewer signs in yards
* fewer bumber stickers

I see this stuff on my runs/jogs through the neighborhoods...I can tell there will be a smaller turnout than in 2008 - yes, these are liberal and predominantly black neighborhoods. The crawling over glass to get to the polls just isn’t there.

Is this anecdotal, yes...but it is noteworthy.


260 posted on 10/16/2012 4:42:42 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Diogenesis

Romney will be like Daniel in the Lion’s Den......He will prevail!


261 posted on 10/16/2012 4:42:50 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: RKBA Democrat

No point in watching it.
According to the MSM, Obama already kicked a$$.
They are already practicing their fawning over his highness.


262 posted on 10/16/2012 4:42:51 PM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: Cboldt

What part of the east coast, I’m in Boston, the whole house shook, scared the crap out of me! Dog was barking like a lunatic.


263 posted on 10/16/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Go Romney....Go Tigers!


264 posted on 10/16/2012 4:43:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: YouPosting2Me

Great Post!!


265 posted on 10/16/2012 4:43:57 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Cboldt

Hey, did you just get an earthquake? Felt the biggest tremor I’ve ever felt on the east coast a few minutes ago. Heard it coming, like thunder, then the whole house shook for 10-15 seconds


Yup!

Maine 4.6

2012/10/16 23:12:23


266 posted on 10/16/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: RKBA Democrat

I bet Obama is so nervous he’s thrown up 3 times already and is sweating cocaine. Romney on the other hand showed remarkable cool in his first debate. He was in control of himself and it showed. His experience and his faith will deliver him in this debate too.


267 posted on 10/16/2012 4:44:46 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

yes I wonder if Creepy Crowley will stick to the stipulations of her contract and just be a microphone stand or if she will interject herself whenever possible to gang up on Romney.


268 posted on 10/16/2012 4:45:09 PM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: dfwgator

269 posted on 10/16/2012 4:45:59 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Let us pray


270 posted on 10/16/2012 4:46:28 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: vaskypilot

There are plenty of ‘pubs in Arlington. Moreso in tidewater. I’m in blue-ville, but plenty of good conservatives around to keep me company.

I’ll try to stick with it for awhile but it’s gonna be a challenge. I don’t pretend to be a supporter of Gov. Romney, but at least his voice doesn’t make me want to yell at the computer.


271 posted on 10/16/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: a real Sheila

She`s already said the agreed to rules are out, and she`ll be playing an active role.


272 posted on 10/16/2012 4:47:31 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Jim Robinson

Fr has the same problems that all threads have when something big is going on..it gets slammed.
BTW, do images, pictures have an effect on slowing down a thread or is that irrelevant?


273 posted on 10/16/2012 4:47:45 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: MissMagnolia
Thanks for the well wishes. No damage here, dishes didn't even rattle, or if they did, I didn't notice. It was like a long, close lighting strike that managed to shake the foundation too. Not much amplitude here.

As for the debate, well, I predict Romney will again do just fine, and Obama has about a 50% probability of choking. I was nervous before the first debate. I'm not nervous at all, now. Romney is plenty capable for this.

274 posted on 10/16/2012 4:48:01 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: CincyRichieRich

Here in Jax Fl I have not seen the millions of Obummer bumper stickers this time around.


275 posted on 10/16/2012 4:49:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: RKBA Democrat

So now they have to get the media drink to kiss Obie’s behind?


276 posted on 10/16/2012 4:49:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Yaelle; TomGuy; rockabyebaby; goodnesswins; nanetteclaret; alisasny; Bushbacker1; Parley Baer; ...
I bet this thread will be going pretty fast. Until the debate starts.

How I wish FR could handle the load for debates and special events.

Yup, FR will crash once the debate starts... count on it.

I honestly can't remember the last time we had a decent live thread going during an important event like a presidential debate. I keep hearing rumors of "new hardware" that's supposed to address this, but.....?

277 posted on 10/16/2012 4:49:07 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: LostInBayport

I live in LOs Angeles and of course we are earthquake country.
I watch the USGS website throughout the day.
You can go there to gain a lot of info.
Here is where it was felt.
If you click on the Resp you can see where it was intensely felt.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/b000d75b/us/index.html


278 posted on 10/16/2012 4:50:24 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Lucky9teen

That’s good. Like the tasered square. About right.


279 posted on 10/16/2012 4:50:39 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: a real Sheila

I’m sure she will be all over the place, and not just figuratively.

Hey, check out the main pic on Drudge...looks like Obama showed up early - in duplicate!


280 posted on 10/16/2012 4:50:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ETL
If obama debates the same way as he did in Round 1, it will look something like this:


281 posted on 10/16/2012 4:50:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Lucky9teen; RedMDer; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; everyone
ROTFLOL. All about the hair? Hilarious!



PLEASE Support Free Republic POST-Debate Tonight


Part II coming up.

GO ROMNEY!


282 posted on 10/16/2012 4:51:20 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: rockabyebaby
North Windham, Maine is the closest town. I'm less than half a mile from the southern parts of Big Sebago Lake.

All granite under our feet, so earthquakes propagate far and efficiently. Glad it wasn't a big one. Kids got to feel an earthquake - they'll remember it.

283 posted on 10/16/2012 4:51:45 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: mylife

“So now they have to get the media drink to kiss Obie’s behind?”

I guess it can’t hurt.


284 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:02 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: bigbob

Drudge playing games again, too .... look at the article title directly above the picture .... not a coincidence.


285 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:08 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: RKBA Democrat

300 post almost, sorry I’m late. I gather the debate is over.


286 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: convocation

Welcome!


287 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:28 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: mylife

I think they have to drink to put up with him anymore its a defense Mechanism !


288 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:28 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

It will be fascinating to see how Romney responds to the 47% question tonight. The focus groups reportedly indicate he hurt himself with moderates with his comments. Most conservatives think he was right on the money with his comments. A bit of a no win situation. I will be dissapointed if he backs off the comments too much. He needs walk a very fine line or everyone is going to be unhappy. I hope he doesn’t take conservatives for granted, but something tells me he will look to appeal to the soccer moms. And the simple fact that his response will probably reflect a political calculation rather than what he really believes pisses me off.


289 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:32 PM PDT by PAR
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To: a real Sheila
yes I wonder if Creepy Crowley will stick to the stipulations of her contract and just be a microphone stand or if she will interject herself whenever possible to gang up on Romney.

I'm listening to the radio. A Fox News update at the top of the hour said things had changed and Candybar Crowley will be allowed to ask follow-ups. The left gets its way yet again.
290 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:32 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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291 posted on 10/16/2012 4:53:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jim Robinson

Let’s give it a try.

Start another one, Jim.

Nobody will dare to complain if it’s your duplicate.

Well, on second thought....LOLOLOL.


292 posted on 10/16/2012 4:53:20 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ConservativeDude
She should only be referred to through this evening as Eye Candy.

That was the original intent per the campaigns. Once she b*tched and the fems chimed, in both sides caved and she will be permitted to ask follow up questions. Why do I suspect she will only ask Romney to define his position again and again and again? I have a bad feeling about tonight, considering who will be asking the questions (young NY libs) and who will be moderating the answers to her liking...

293 posted on 10/16/2012 4:53:32 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: RKBA Democrat

In. Won’t be able to post-just hasn’t worked for the last two- but I’ll follow.


294 posted on 10/16/2012 4:53:43 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: RKBA Democrat

Amazing.


295 posted on 10/16/2012 4:54:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jim Robinson

Are you sure they are all live ? lol


296 posted on 10/16/2012 4:54:29 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: pollywog

Thank you! I see the 4.5 in Maine...but it got my attention here too!


297 posted on 10/16/2012 4:54:29 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Revolting cat!

According to the leftmedia, hussein won.


298 posted on 10/16/2012 4:54:42 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Jim Robinson

Not always.


299 posted on 10/16/2012 4:55:10 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Lucky9teen

Be nice to switch the color on the ties: blue for Romney, red for the commie Obama, also a communist symbol pin, as opposed to Romney’s American flag one.


300 posted on 10/16/2012 4:55:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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