A Brief Look At The Presidential Debates

The 2012 Presidential debates between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney kicks off this Wednesday in Denver, Colorado with the focus of the first debate on domestic policy. 

Three other debates will occur later in October before the upcoming presidential election on November 6th.

Domestic policy is an important first topic of discussion for undecided Americans who are still trying to decide which candidate is better suited to restore the middle class and create more jobs for millions of unemployed Americans.

According to the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist poll in September, Romney is behind in all critical nine swing states.

On Sunday’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie responded to new questions about the presidential race being over.

Christie emphasized that its not too late for Romney to move the poll numbers back in the other direction on Wednesday night in Denver. 

“On Wednesday night Mitt Romney is going to stand on the same stage as the President of the United States and I am telling you David that come Thursday morning the entire narrative of this race is going to change.” Christie said.

Several political analysts have said that Romney’s best chance of gaining momentum for his presidential campaign will come during the upcoming presidential debates.

When Romney spoke before a national T.V. audience in August during the Republican Convention in Tampa, he spent considerable time introducing himself to the public by recalling his upbringing, faith, and family. 

However, Romney only spoke briefly about his five point economic plan during the convention. He did not use the time to provide much detail or explanation about how he plans to execute his five point plan if elected.

Many analysts believe that Romney will need to make a stronger case for his five point plan during the upcoming presidential debate on Wednesday and offer more specific details about how it works to gain more credibility.

Romney’s Five Point Economic Plan For America:

[1] First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.

[2] Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.

[3] Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.

 [4] Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

 [5] And fifth, we will champion SMALL businesses, America’s engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Other Three Debates in October

On October 11th the Vice Presidential debate will focus on foreign and domestic policy.

On October 16th President Obama and Governor Romney will hold their second debate on foreign and domestic policy issues at Hofstra University in New York. The debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues.

On October 22nd the final debate will be held on the campus of Lynn University at Boca Roton, Florida and focus on foreign policy.


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