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Ask Obama and Romney Questions During the Next Presidential Debate

Submit your question in the comments section below; Patch questions may be answered 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!

Debate Schedule

Oct. 11
Vice Presidential

Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, KY (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

Oct. 16
Presidential

Topic: Town meeting format on foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Oct. 22

Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Thaine October 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Please ask if they are in favor of Turn limits ! Also to have the same befitted as seniors!
Edward October 16, 2012 at 07:48 AM
Mr. Romney: You support bankruptcy as an undesired but legitimate financial tool available to corporations and small business owners who make missteps in business judgment which allows them to restructure moving forward. Would you work to make the Bankrupcy Code's "fresh start" policy more accessible to individuals hopelessly enslaved to student loan debt due to their personal economic misfortunes, and miscalculations in business judgment?
Jennifer October 16, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I would like to ask a question of the candidates requiring them to actually draw out their fiscal plan on a whiteboard. Ex. Romney says he won't raise taxes, but will bring in revenue by closing loopholes. I'd like to see him do the math on a whiteboard for all of us to see. Obama should be required to do the same.
JOSEPH E. BUCKLEY October 16, 2012 at 05:04 PM
DO YOU WANT TO SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY? SUB CHAPTER 'S' CORP.'S ALLOW SHAREHOLDERS TO TAKE DISTRIBUTIONS WHICH ARE "NOT" SUBJECT TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TAX! MAKE THESE DISTRIBUTIONS SUBJECT TO SS & MEDICARE AT LEAST TO THE FICA LIMIT AND TRILLIONS WILL FLOW INTO THE SYSTEM AND SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY FOREVER.
Marcia Johnson Witter October 27, 2012 at 04:52 PM
EXCELLENT QUESTION! Can you get that on Twitter ASAP?

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