presidential debate

10:07 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Obama-Romney, Round 3: What National Commentators Think

The third and final presidential debate of the 2012 election featured President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney arguing foreign policy. At least it was supposed to -- the candidates agreed on many goals and approaches, and the discussion often turned back to domestic issues. National commentators have weighed in. Here's a sampling:

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2:56 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Presidential Debate Preview with WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey and KPR's Kenny Colston

Today during Here and Now, WFPL host Jonathan Bastian spent about 10 minutes with WFPL's political editor, Phillip M. Bailey, and Kentucky Public Radio's capital bureau chief, Kenny Colston, discussing tonight's presidential debate. 

They consider the current voter polls going into the debate; latest jobs and economy figures; possible pressure for debate moderator Jim Lehrer to deviate from the expected script; the significance of the location, Colorado; and the pressure on Romney to deliver an aggressive performance.