Send Us Your Questions for the Next Presidential Debate

If you have a question you would like to ask President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney, submit it in the comments section below. It could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.

by Patch Staff

If Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you.

The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 16, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy.

Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch and AOL, along with Google and Yahoo, to solicit questions from the American public.

Don’t wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election. Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Better help us October 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
talk about making assumptions! Just like fox news you have to put a negative spin on everything. I can tell you like to argue for selfishness and thats fine for your world. I'm based in reality and have studied brain science. You seemed to be swept away in the victim consciousness and think that drugs and violence don't affect you. Well they do. And Mitt Romney's lets all be selfish agenda is not going to unite this country. Yes banks are in the business of making money but they also have been bilking the nation through financial schemes and hidden charges. As far a teachers, there are not that many ineffective teachers as you may think, thats a propaganda sound bite youv'e decided to believe created by corportations and the republican party who want to control our wages and working conditions even further, for what, to save money. Teachers face a battle field of obstacles and challenges that are so easy to judge when you have never done it. You seem jealous of unions when you should be asking yourself how can I form or join a union that will stand up for me. Sadly it seems you to argue because it gives you a sense of identity. As long as you feel right / righteous you matter you can justify any pain and suffering that doesn't affect you. So sad. I'm asking how it can be better for everyone not me. And I don't think I have all the answers. I like colaborating with others and don't feel isolated to make it on my own because in reality nobody makes it on their own.
danny ray vasquez October 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Jody! I Did not say every job should be a government job, only pointing out security should be guided in the write path to support our nation's dept. you might not understand that The American People are blind from the Financial Civil War we Have today with Companies pick pocketing from our nations main Resource. "The American People" u must understand the government will start giving more more to banks and etc.. to help better our economy. when government opens up doors and guide's the American people to these doors and say let's fight back. Fight back how? Compete against the security companies that are using our American people to profit money. when the government should understand that too, "we can be using that profit in much better use in this nation"... "The Truth is the greatest knowledge known to man-kind" Danny Ray Vasquez...
Jody October 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I thought you were doing the negative spinning and identifying victims. I comment for the same reasons you do, to state my point of view. I don't feel self-righteous, but I'm not buying into a mass re-distribution of wealth even if the rich do keep getting richer. Wall Street is a problem we can probably agree on. It's a non-productive use of money that could go to productive uses, and only brokers and insiders and very rich people really profit from it. I have two disagreements with Romney 1) that he wants to make securities investments not subject to any tax, even capital gains tax, and 2) that he is not pro-choice. I'm with him on everything else. We can't keep spending and printing money. Getting our economy going again will help everyone and we would actually have the funds needed to help poor people even more than we do now. I don't want people to suffer or be poor, but class warfare isn't my idea of a real solution.
Joe MacLean October 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM
why can't the moderator either turn off the microphone of the candidate going past their allotted time or on their next question only allow their allotted time minus the time they went over on the previous answer and give the opponent the time they previously went over their time. If there is no penalty, why would either candidate ever stop talking?
the-stix October 20, 2012 at 09:42 AM
Cut off the microphone of a speaking President or contender.. I don't think so. But in the debate format, how about fewer topics with 4-5 two minute back and forths and a timekeeper only moderator (not necessairly from the press)? Let the candidates force each other to stay on topic by multiple direct rebuttals. And in the town hall format, how about allowing candidate comments only directly to the citizen that asks the question, with comments at each other not allowed?


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