Question 10: Addressing outsourcing of jobs
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Question 10: Addressing outsourcing of jobs

Romney and Obama both addressed the problem of American competition on a global market. We need to hold China accountable for “currency manipulation,” Romney said, which allows China to sell goods at lower rates and beat out American products. He also said we have to “make America the most attractive place in the world for … Continue reading

Question 8: Libya – Who denied enhanced security in Libya and why?
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Question 8: Libya – Who denied enhanced security in Libya and why?

Obama took full responsibility for the events that transpired in Libya, despite Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of responsibility this week, and criticized Romney for politicizing the issue. He said that when he heard of the attacks, his first steps were to beef up security and find out what exactly happened. “When folks mess … Continue reading

Question 6: Why should you vote for Obama again?
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Question 6: Why should you vote for Obama again?

Why should disillusioned voters who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 vote for him again? The president focused on many things you would expect – national security and the death of Osama Bin Laden, addition of jobs, the auto industry in Detroit, and his health care plan. But Romney said that Obama has not fulfilled … Continue reading

Question 4: Gender inequality in the workplace
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Question 4: Gender inequality in the workplace

Obama cited several specific problems facing women – not just inequal pay and the glass ceiling, which he sad his own grandmother faced as she worked at a local bank and which he worked to resolve through the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which helps protect women from discrimination in the workplace. He also … Continue reading

Question 2: Gas Prices
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Question 2: Gas Prices

This debate got intense. In response to this question about how we will lower gas prices – both candidates focused on energy independence in different contexts. Obama said that in addition to continuing to drill for natural gas, it’s important to become energy efficient and look into clean energy – solar and wind power and … Continue reading

What to look for tonight
Debate 3: Foreign and Domestic Policy

What to look for tonight

Tonight’s presidential debate between President Obama and Gov. Romney will be town hall style debate, meaning the members of tonight’s audience, who according to the AP are undecided voters selected by Gallup Polling Services, will come up to the microphone at Hofstra University in New York and ask the questions. CNN’s Candy Crowley will ask follow-ups. … Continue reading