Tuesday, October 23, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the third and last presidential debate on Monday, Oct. 22. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats both expressed confidence in their candidates after the final presidential debate, with Republicans citing Gov. Mitt Romney projecting an image of a "capable Commander-in-Chief" and Democrats citing President Barack Obama's line about the military having "fewer horses and bayonets" as standout moments: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended Monday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., with CBS' Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer moderating a debate that focused on foreign policy, but regularly delved back into domestic policy differences between the candidates…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The debates are now over - who do you think finished strongest?
Monday, October 22, 2012
Holding their third and final debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida Monday night, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney both took one last opportunity convince voters why they should support either candidate. The topic of Monday night's debate focused on Foreign Policy. Tuesday morning, Patch will have flash survey results from Massachusetts political activists and leaders, both Republican and Democratic. But now, with the third and final debate now over, what do you think? Who would you say 'won' this third presidential debate? Tell us in the comments sections below.
President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will face off in one final debate on Monday, Oct. 22. Get the information you need here.
Debate No. three could be the charm for one of the two major candidates in the presidential race. The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX (KMSP), NBC (KARE), CBS (WCCO), ABC (KSTP), PBS (TPT), CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN Full debate schedule: COMPLETEs Oct. 3, 2012 The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
A look at what was happening around the area this week.
Two Years Later, Family of DJ Henry Pledges to Push Forward For Easton resident Angella Henry, things have not gotten easier in the two years since her son's death. The mother of DJ Henry relives it each and every day. "Some days have been worse as some information has been revealed about Oct. 17, 2010 and we find out how cruel-fully he was treated it actually hurts even more," she said. "I don’t think time makes things any easier." Henry will spend her day Wednesday mourning the loss of her son, who was shot and killed by police officer Aaron Hess on Oct. 17, 2010 while driving away from a bar in Pleasantville, N.Y. The two years since that night have included vigils, legal battles, widespread media attention, and differing accounts from …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Sharon attorney Paul Izzo discusses Tuesday's debate and what will be the focus in the closing days of the Presidential campaign.
In Tuesday night’s town hall debate, President Obama clearly raised his energy level. He was well prepared and made every effort to fire up the base of his party. Challenger Mitt Romney performed well also. It is clear now that the challenger’s strategy is to keep reminding voters that despite the President’s personal popularity, his economic policies have failed to energize the economy and make a serious dent in the nation’s unemployment ranks. At several points on Tuesday night, Romney made this case forcefully. I agree with Washington Post columnist George Will that it was the most entertaining presidential debate in history. I've seen them all, including the four Nixon-Kennedy face offs from 1960 (all of which are available on line) …
Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If last 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, 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's parent company AOL, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Local Republicans and Democrats both weighed in with their thoughts on Wednesday's presidential debate, but what was your reaction?
While reactions have been mixed as to who won Wednesday's presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney, Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent to Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats immediately after the debate revealed that many thought Romney came out on top. On the more local level, strong views were held by voters in both Republican and Democratic parties. Republicans in Westwood said they felt Romney had the upper hand. Members of the Westwood Republican Town Committee, during a private viewing party, said they were pleased with the Presidential candidate's approach. "From our perspective, Mitt Romney really laid out the path differently. He backed it up with facts. He was very well …
Thoughts from residents in Canton and Stoughton on Wednesday's debate.
Voters from Canton and Stoughton weighed in on Wednesday's debate between Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at Centerfields Bar and Grill in Canton. The event was hosted by the Stoughton Democratic Town Committee, though many others from surrounding towns participated in Wednesday night's event, which was open to voters from Sharon, Canton and Stoughton. "The President was confident, cool, calm and collected because that's what happens when you have a strong belief in your convictions," said Beverly Ritz of Canton, who wore a button that read, "Nurses for Obama." "I don't speak for all nurses, I speak for myself, I am concerned about the health care issue," Ritz said. "I don't believe Romney, I just don't trust …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Did you think President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney won the first debate?
The much anticipated first presidential debate is over and the pundits have spoken. But we want to know...who do you think won the debate? Did you like former Gov. Mitt Romney's approach or back what President Barack Obama had to say. Some pundits after the debate praised Romney while criticizing the president for being disinterested and not being prepared. However, others said Obama made great points during the health care debate. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.
Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials and you can take part in the conversation.
Join Patch starting at 8:30 p.m. tonight for a live chat during the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials, who will discuss the debate as it happens. You will be able to join the conversation too. Come back to this site at 8:30 p.m. for a pre-debate discussion and then participate as you watch the first debate, which starts at 9 p.m.