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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:
http://live.foxnews.com/
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/
http://www.politico.com/livestream/



TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; debate2012; presdebate2live; presidentialdebate2
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To: Chickensoup

Hot Air was good for me during the VP’s


301 posted on 10/16/2012 4:55:28 PM PDT by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: tapatio
Excellent pic !

pre-debate hotel ?

302 posted on 10/16/2012 4:55:38 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Revolting cat!

Yeah, Obama won. And it hasn’t even started yet!


303 posted on 10/16/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: All

I’m hoping that Romney comes out of this debate just holding his own. Since Obama was so miserable in the first debate, he will probably pick up a couple of points with even a mediocre performance.

I am looking for Romney to really shine, though, in the last debate on foreign policy.


304 posted on 10/16/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by PAR
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To: onyx

Hey Onyx, long time. My nerves are shot. Need a pep talk. Can’t help but think that this is make or break time.


305 posted on 10/16/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by sofaman (An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Lucky9teen

That is just too Funny! They both look so wrong


306 posted on 10/16/2012 4:56:26 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: Cboldt

friend in Sanford felt it pretty good and said it really scared her cat!


307 posted on 10/16/2012 4:56:36 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Jim Robinson
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.

Check with John about the DB schema before you try that. Depending on how it is organized, more threads may make it worse.

If it is a lock contention problem, then you need to look deeper into the database performance statistics, and especially the I/O (reads/sec and writes/sec) on the database device.

If it is indeed I/O contention, one thing that would help a great deal is:

[imagine Keanu/Neo's voice]

RAM. Lots of RAM.

If the database isn't using it, the O/S will use it for file caching. Any I/O operation that is avoided will be performed much faster -- as in orders of magnitude.

It isn't unusually for me to see database servers with 64GB of RAM. It makes a huge difference.

308 posted on 10/16/2012 4:56:36 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Jim Robinson

Would putting the Freepathon on hold for a short while help a tad?
(I don’t like asking this question)


309 posted on 10/16/2012 4:56:36 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: nutmeg
I honestly can't remember the last time we had a decent live thread going during an important event like a presidential debate.

'08? ;)

310 posted on 10/16/2012 4:56:44 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Lucky9teen

Classic...Classic...Thanks!


311 posted on 10/16/2012 4:57:41 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: alisasny

I’m about 15 minutes from there too


312 posted on 10/16/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: convocation

Welcome to FR !


             behave

313 posted on 10/16/2012 4:58:02 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: onyx

314 posted on 10/16/2012 4:58:04 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: onyx

Well, gonna try to watch the debate here! Prolly no luck though! Hey, young lady!!!


315 posted on 10/16/2012 4:58:19 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: StarFan

Crowley and CNN have also preselected the people from the audience that get to ask questions.


316 posted on 10/16/2012 4:58:55 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Yep, I knew I really wouldn’t be able to tolerate the Obama-Romney debates. But I did expect the Ryan-Biden one to be well worth catching. However, after a few short minutes of that jackass Biden, I just had to turn it off. Literally finding I can’t stomach any of that crap anymore. And it goes double for all the news-punditry that follows. The more I see of it, from the slickster politician spin-meisters to the snotty media talking-head elites, the more hatred I feel towards them all, along with the whole current culture and state of affairs.


317 posted on 10/16/2012 4:59:24 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
BTW, do images, pictures have an effect on slowing down a thread or is that irrelevant?

It doesn't have any effect on the FR servers. Those are loaded from the source, either the original one or wherever the poster uploaded them.

Your page rendering might be delayed a bit if you have a slow connection to the Internet. But, the part from FR is only a few lines of text.

318 posted on 10/16/2012 4:59:35 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: RKBA Democrat

PRAY FOR MITT RIGHT NOW


319 posted on 10/16/2012 4:59:53 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: RKBA Democrat
Which one will appear at tonights debate?

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

“Crowley and CNN have also preselected the people from the audience that get to ask questions.”

And provided them cue cards no doubt....


321 posted on 10/16/2012 4:59:59 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: LostInBayport

Yeah, because the msm had started the mantra that Crowley was being treated in a sexist way. Apparently, it s sexist that her job was just to hold the microphone and look pretty.


322 posted on 10/16/2012 5:00:05 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Irrelevant .. pics are hosted off-site


323 posted on 10/16/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: jusduat

Thanks to all you guys and gals who have the courage, and stomach, to watch/listen to this and report on it! I just cannot hear the Faculty Lounge Lizard’s voice without going crazy. If you add the biased, leftist Goodyear blimp to the equation, I doubt that my tv would survive the night. Here’s to praying that Mitt wipes the floor with Candy Gram and the Kenyan. I have confidence in him!


324 posted on 10/16/2012 5:02:17 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I can tell it is getting closer to debate time, because FR is slowing down.


325 posted on 10/16/2012 5:02:17 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: KansasGirl

“Apparently, it s sexist that her job was just to hold the microphone and look pretty.”

Oh my. You don’t need to worry about the second part. She gives helen thomas a run for her money.


326 posted on 10/16/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: pollywog

Sanford is pretty close to “on top” of the quake. One of the dogs here was barking. The cats were preoccupied eating. I was about 10 seconds from a hyper-alert state ;-) You know, where you run in circles, scream and shout?


327 posted on 10/16/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: RKBA Democrat

You can pretty much guarantee that the people in the audience are liberal plants..you can tell right away by the questions they ask. Crowley knows that she has to do ANYTHING she can do to help Obama so she will make sure the people asking the questions are leftists


328 posted on 10/16/2012 5:03:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: sofaman

Hey, sweet you, sofaman! You’re right, LTNS! We must change that the next time I’m in your neck of the woods!

Romney is MUCH smarter than the Marxist and he can be ruthless! The Marxist is a mumbler without his teleprompter. He can filibuster, but there is a time clock. Let the Marxist go snarky and mean. That won’t play well with women or Americans who still think he’s “nice.”

Romney won’t permit him to get away with his lies. That Candy Crowley can only do so much lapdogging for the Marxist, before Romney pulls a Newt by taking her to task.

Please remember that Romney’s lifetime ambition is to be POTUS. I could be wrong, but I don’t see Romney ceding anything tonight. He’s in it to win it.

SO GOOD to talk to you! I miss ya, too!


329 posted on 10/16/2012 5:03:27 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: LeoWindhorse

Amen


330 posted on 10/16/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

PRAYING..............


331 posted on 10/16/2012 5:04:53 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: convocation

Welcome! FReepers are a fun group!


332 posted on 10/16/2012 5:04:53 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Java4Jay

Dear Lord,

We lift up Mitt Romney in prayer that You guide his heart, thoughts, mind and tongue and that he will prevail in this debate and the next. We pray that people can see that this is a battle between good and evil and they know which one is on Your side. Please have mercy on this county and its people.
In Jesus’ Precious Name, Amen.


333 posted on 10/16/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT by Chong (1qA)
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To: halfright

I feel like it is the night of a Duke-Carolina game, I am pumped up!


334 posted on 10/16/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Chong

i agree in the name of Jesus....praise the Lord and amen !


335 posted on 10/16/2012 5:06:44 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Bushbacker1

Hey W!
My love and hugs to P and you of course!

GO ROMNEY!

I am praying and hoping he destroys the Marxist tonight.

We’ve had enough of him and dangerous his evil regime!

I’ll gag if there’s a pony-tail guy asking another idiot nanny state, daddy big government question.


336 posted on 10/16/2012 5:06:52 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: bigbob

Look out, there is another debate left and I’ll open a thread “about it” 6, no 12 hours before it starts. Or maybe ever 24! (You know why the quotes, doncha?)


337 posted on 10/16/2012 5:07:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Lucky9teen; onyx

338 posted on 10/16/2012 5:07:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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Just dropping by real quick to wish FR and FReepers good luck with tonight's live thread.

May your replies be posted with lightning speed all night!

Have fun, everybody!

339 posted on 10/16/2012 5:07:58 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: tapatio

No red power tie. He looks relaxed.
Praying for Romney.


340 posted on 10/16/2012 5:08:50 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: Free America52

I know, my heart is in my throat. Feel like Felix Baumgartner on the edge of that capsule. We are so hosed if zero is re elected. All I can do is pray about it :)


341 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Can’t watch it! Bama’s voice pegs my blood pressure, and trips a mental circuit breaker. Will count on reports here.


342 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:07 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Free America52

Close - NYY v. Detroit ;-)


343 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:14 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: RKBA Democrat

To the prayerers: if your prayers come true this evening, would you be so kind as to pray for my gal to come back?! Thank you in advance.


344 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: musicman; All
Support Free Republic

345 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Chong

....and LORD as we pray for Mitt , we ask that You grant our hearts desire and reveal the truth about Obama’s lies and dishonesty to the nation tonight. May he be caught in his own web of untruths.
May YOU receive glory and honor when the debate is over.

In The Name above all Names, Jesus Our Lord,
Amen......


346 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:58 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Batman11

I won’t watch it either. Can’t stand to listen to the empty chair drone on and on. Why i get my information about the debate here.


347 posted on 10/16/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by PaulZe
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To: bigbob
Absolutely, MSM circles the wagon, they all declare Obama winner no matter what.

I predicted first debate that this would be the case,still in shock I was wrong..Not sure what happened, think they were just bored?

Normally msm say their guy won no matter what. My liberal brother says it proved my whole theory wrong because msm told the truth....will never happen again

348 posted on 10/16/2012 5:10:30 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: RKBA Democrat

That’s what the libs in the msm were saying.


349 posted on 10/16/2012 5:11:23 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: bigbob
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350 posted on 10/16/2012 5:11:58 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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