October 16th, 2012
07:40 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney face off tonight in a "town hall" debate.  Watch CNN.com Live for all your election coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

11:50 am ET - Ryan in Virginia - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan is spending his day in Virginia, starting with a campaign event in Lynchburg.  He'll then travel to Fredericksburg for a campaign rally at 6:30 pm ET.

2:50 pm ET - First lady campaigns - First lady Michelle Obama is also on the campaign trail today.  She'll talk with students and supporters on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

9:00 pm ET - Presidential 'town hall meeting' debate - CNN's Candy Crowley moderates the second of three debates between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney.  The candidates will take questions from audience members on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    Everyone says Obama will win it. Pundits say he is going to be super aggressive and on the attack.

    October 16, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Xenu

    I'm not going to watch it. It will just be a bunch of democratic falsehoods.

    October 16, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning folks.
    We shall have to wait and see how it goes . punditry aside. I do hope though that the President gets to brass tacks right away, getting on the offensive where it exposes Romney's foreign policy 'vision' since the debate is reported to focus on this.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Ten years ago in October, those in the White House and those occupying the chairs in Congress willingly, deliberately and with or without access to the facts committed a folly (crime?). went along propagating a lie and began what would haunt us for generations – Iraq invasion.
    5 trillion dollars, 4,488 American deaths, tens of thousand injured. I million if not more civilian deaths. A sovereign, oil rich country destroyed and turned into a hot bed of violence and portal for Al Qaeda which it certainly was not before.
    The Afghan invasion, story repeated the longest running war draining us of trillions and lives. Into its twelfth year , a complete mess with no exit.
    The entire Middle East transforming, gravitating away from under our influence. Always the focal point Israel-Palestine issue even more distant from a solution. Military interventionism failing but still our pet for Latin America, Africa, Pacific rim. S.Asia no different.
    Foreign policy issues to be debated openly for the benefit of American public. But that will not happen.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. It's a lock

    The only thing that could keep President Obama from being reelected is if he alienated his deep South voters.
    For example, if President Obama were to announce that modern-day Israel isn't the same Israel of the bible (God's chosen people), he would recieve something like 1% of the deep South vote.
    As long as president Obama keeps proclaiming Israel is God's chosen, he should win handily. (unless he were to make fun of the fairytale wolf god his voters claim burn people alive forever in a hell)

    October 16, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Must be hell to live in a fairy tale world! I would be doing my level best to get outta there but quick! 😉

    October 16, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    lol @ saywhat, its what SOME dont do, not all.

    October 16, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Not JIF.

    October 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mike

    I really believe this year's election is between those who work for a living and those who want to get something for nothing. I work 50 plus hour weeks and have trouble getting by. It's not because of my salary. It is because the federal government takes so much from us to give to those who are too lazy to work. Everyone I personally know is sick of the Obsma administration giving so many handouts to those who spend their days at home taking drugs, drunk, or watching television. BTW my lunch is almost over. Time for me to do something all of you should be doing – time gore me to get back to work.

    October 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Do you honestly believe that the income taxes taken out of your paycheck is soley going to the social programs?
      They're not.
      I have been hearing the "lazy people handout" song since the sixties.
      And there were JOBS then!
      There are always going to be people that abuse the system, find THEM and cut them off.
      Cutting off people across the board would mean children who go without food or shelter, and I am glad to pay the few pennies out of my paycheck that support truly in need.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Not to mention, Mike, that your last statement completely disrespected everyone who works second or third shifts, and had absolutely no probative value other than a cheap shot to everyone not named "Mike".
      Not that I believe you, anyhow.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    It WILL be an interesting debate; I hope Obama exposes Romney's woeful lack of education regarding his foreign policy.
    If Romney gets elected, we will most likely see ourselves in another war, this one not of our own choosing...Obama is the consummate diplomat, not easily led by the wardrums that are beating in the distance.

    October 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO ©

    Will the ghost of Kurt Cobain make an appearance at the Ryan event? Will Maynard Keenan sell "Free Bean Ryan" t-shirts at his overpriced Arizona winery? Will anything interesting happen in this campaign?

    October 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    And WHAT is the reason now that saywhats and my on topic posts were deleted today? Is there a method to your moderator madness, cause if there is im failing to see it? And yet you left MY response to saywhats response to my post? Seems lame to me!

    October 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    @saywhat. Your comments are true and valid. Try to see the up-side of nation building: everyone gets electricity.
    ENRON scammed US for hundreds of billions of dollars and got caught. Where did those dollars go? To the middle east. ENRON built electric generating powerplants with absconded funds. Each powerplant runs off of natural gas purchased from The Carlyle Group's ME natural gas reserves. Interestingly, ENRON was a Carlyle Group company. Arnold Swharzenegger as governor of CA dropped California's long-standing lawsuits vs. ENRON. In fact, this was the very reaon GOP Carlyle Group members approached him with the idea of becoming governor...to have lawsuits against them dropped.

    October 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    See? Thanks to the bombing of old infrastructures and the building of new ones, and thanks to shenanigans like the ENRON scam, millions of people who didn't used to have electricity now do.
    India didn't "take our jobs". The Carlyle Group provided them with electricity and THEN they took our jobs b/c they are smarter than we are. They just didn't have enough electricity to come to dominate our job market.

    October 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    Hamsta will have kittens when he sees this. He was definitely jacked.

    October 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
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