Patch Is Collecting Questions for Obama and Romney During the Next Presidential Debate

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.

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 wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Francis T McVetty October 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Harvey, if you want birth control pills you should pay for them. if you want a sex change operation then YOU should pay for it. If you want to kill your unborn child, then you should CERTAINLY pay for it. Tax payers should not be footing the bill.
Francis T McVetty October 09, 2012 at 02:04 PM
@ BR Cannon. You write" This system in which we provide a social safety net is what helped you acquire your assets in the first place." How do you know that Mr Kliner used those "safety nets" ? How he acquired his "wealth", is his business. Maybe he did build it. The safety nets will always be there, well maybe not if we as a country go bankrupt.
Francis T McVetty October 09, 2012 at 02:08 PM
@Josephine, the question [To Romney, will you or will you not support legislation infringing on a woman's right to choose? This is a yes or no question.] is not a simple yes or no . It is like the question " have you stopped beating your wife " ? As far as gun sales in the country, unless you suspend or eliminate the second amendment that won't happen. Obama is currently working on that. He doesn't much care for the constitution, he says that is getting in the way of his agenda.
BR Cannon October 09, 2012 at 02:26 PM
You're saying it's more incompetent than the previous administration that had 4-5 months of increasingly specific and dire warnings from our intelligence agencies that a terrorist attack was coming from Osama bin Laden and that there were screwballs attending flight classes in Arizona? You mean it's more incompetent than that one, which ignored all those warnings? How quickly we forget. Drama queen.
Tyler Durden October 09, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Once again the presidential election comes down to the evil of two lessers. This question is for both spokes-models: Why should I vote on a national level when both parties are bought and paid for by the same corporations, banks, and big money?
BR Cannon October 09, 2012 at 03:35 PM
It's a known fact that Republican operatives within the Obama White House lied to the President about what happened in Libya to make it appear that there is a problem with getting a clear message of what happened out to the American people. It is also known that Romney and company supplied funding to the Al Qaeda terrorists in Libya to kill Ambassador Stevens to specifically make President Obama look bad. The Republicans are responsible.
Billy October 09, 2012 at 04:06 PM
thanks for the laugh, I needed that this morning.
BTB October 09, 2012 at 04:23 PM
So what I keep reading here is that none of us can trust people in our government. It doesn't matter which side they are on. They all lie. They all get rich. They all have their own personal agendas. I'm old and except the fact we're in trouble and it will never change. "But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. - John Adams, July 17, 1775" It's my grandkid's future I worry about. All I can wish for each of you is that you have a blessed day.
Teleman October 09, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Wow! I've got my tin foil hat on and even I can't buy that
Teleman October 09, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Since when did women NOT have the right to reproduce? And when Bush 1 , Bush2 and Reagan were president, were there no "reproductive" rights?
BR Cannon October 09, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Jenga, if you continue to copy my user ID to make fake posts on my behalf, I will be happy to do the same. :) Clearly you are an idiot who has no integrity at all.
Aidan October 09, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Ms. Rugg ... CTW & Big Bird got over 1 million in stimulus money to create jobs. Remember that? Well, CTW created 1.5 jobs with their stimulus money. That's one job and half of another. Btw, why doesn't Big Bird pay his own way? He has income up there with the best of them. Why do we need to help him?
Aidan October 09, 2012 at 08:13 PM
"The budget should be balanced; the Treasury should be refilled; public debt should be reduced; the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work; instead of living on public assistance." Cicero - 55 BC To both candidates: Is Cicero correct?
Bill October 09, 2012 at 08:34 PM
That is not true. They are paid for by different corporations.
Chris Clement October 09, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I've read some ridiculous posts on various forums, but the following post (above) is, IMO, utterly insane "It is also known that Romney and company supplied funding to the Al Qaeda terrorists in Libya to kill Ambassador Stevens to specifically make President Obama look bad. The Republicans are responsible." The poster's presumption could also suggest that Republicans caused Hurricane Katrina, the horrific terrorist acts of 9/11, and all other catastrophies over the past decades.
Francis T McVetty October 09, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Chris it is all Bush's fault.
Tyler Durden October 09, 2012 at 10:56 PM
If you see the Buddha in the road kill him.
Aidan October 09, 2012 at 11:39 PM
"It is also known that Romney and company supplied funding to the Al Qaeda terrorists in Libya to kill Ambassador Stevens to specifically make President Obama look bad. The Republicans are responsible." Okay. If you say so. No problem. Just stay cool. Want some water?
Aidan October 09, 2012 at 11:40 PM
BOTH Bushes .. be fair.
BTB October 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I love all the interaction. I have personal opinions which sometimes I find out are flawed. I sure as hell don't have the answers to all of life's problems nor will I ever believe that any of you do either. Many of you have enlightened me to views I never would have considered or ever will consider accepting. I may disagree with some folks at times, but, I sure wouldn't want to see harm come to any of you for our differences in views, and, As far back as I can remember, the promises all these politicians have made has never changed nor have they many been fulfilled. The platform(s) always been about jobs, economy, foreign affairs, race, and on and on. There never has been a solution to all these problems and there never will be. Still, we must keep trying. The country and the world keeps changing. Hell, my biggest concern today is that I don't fall down again and hurt myself. And, if I do fall down, neither of these candidates or any other elected official really cares less. The real fact is, they don't know or care about me, my kids, my grandkids, or even you for that matter. Who's fault are all these problems the country faces…. pick whomever you'd like. With all that said, at the end of my day, I am the only one who will decide if I had a good day. And… today, my day has been beautiful.
Jack Doyle October 10, 2012 at 08:23 PM
President Obama, whay are you not in favor of developing the Keystone Pipeline when we are importing so much of our energy from the Middle East OPEC nations and paying for it with both blood and treasure? Would not the development of domestic energy resources reduce our military expenditures abroad and create jobs here at home?
Carla redHouston October 10, 2012 at 09:20 PM
How specifically will you close the loop holes in the income tax laws so that the corporate world and those making over $250,000 a year, will be paying a fair share of taxes?
Ross Revira October 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM
President Obama what is the "fair share" amount or percentage of taxes? Do the 50% who pay no federal withholding tax paying their "fair share"?
Mike October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Mr. President Can you explain why your policies have led to more people on food stamps, Medicaid, and disability rather than being employed over the past 4 years. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/enrollment-food-stamps-medicaid-and-disability-far-outpaces-job-growth-last-4-years_654145.html
BR Cannon October 11, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Uh, well, maybe you heard, but, uh, there was thing going on called, uh, a RECESSION? You know, you remember, like, in October 2008, the stock market crashed, and uh, like, all these people, like millions, got laid off? And, uh, well, I just found this out too, I read a newspaper, and well, geez!
BR Cannon October 11, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Chris C., for the record, that is a "fake" post, it's not mine. Someone (Jenga) created an account that copied mine in order to rouse you guys up. Jenga is a coward.
BR Cannon October 11, 2012 at 01:25 PM
That is a fake post, not mine. Just click on the user ID and you'll see that there are only two posts under that name. Jenga created it to defame me, but I don't really care if people think I wrote it or not.
Barbara Cooper October 11, 2012 at 09:33 PM
For Governor Romney: If elected, how do you plan to deal with the Republican members of congress who have signed the Grover Norquist pledge?
Armand Keim October 12, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Francis - Simpson Bowles (or something like it) would work out if the Republicans would agree to increasing taxes on the high income people - the Republicans on the Simpson Bowles committee agreed but the far right in the house won't. Too bad for the country. Armand Keim
Hannah Blaine October 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I have a two part question that Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden seem afraid of answering. Does Romney/Ryan support UN Agenda 21, and the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty with the UN that is being negotiated in secret without support of the american people and congress? I have looked everywhere for their stand on these two issues and not one e-mail or question proposed has been answered. If fact, Romney/Ryan never return e-mails when asked. The refusal to answer these and other questions about United Nation secret treaties is alarming.


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