Here is your open thread for tonight’s debate. Various Wizbang authors (including some former bloggers) will be live blogging the debate here, and you can watch the embedded feed here as well.
Here’s a Twitter feed for #tcot
Below is the live blogging…
Here’s the loser…
She’s Team Obama all the way…
I can’t see this holding anyone’s interest or moving the needle.
According to @jpodhoretz: Debate will end with Obama having 10 percent more time than Romney.
Frankly, I’m pissed at them both for preempting Glee.
If I’m am undecided voter I probably was watching some crap on TLC.
Is that really necessary? Obama saying he doesn’t believe in government made me laugh.
They get closing statements, right?
Look at the results.
Playing by the rules means getting big enough to buy favors in Washington…
I believe at some point you’ve made enough.
Create the next Solyndra?
Great opportunity for Romney. Obama is a known commodity.
Didn’t call the assassination an act of terror, but have a generic “no act of terror will deter us” line at the end of the remarks. The whole Rose Garden speech was generic. It was the lie upon lie from administration officials in the following days that people are upset about.
Assembling cars is high wage, low skill.
Make it less expensive to hire people in America.
Four years of nothing, Mr. President, we’re growing at 1%.
Obama: Save Me Candy!
Oh thank God, one more question.
Stop with the China bashing.
IP theft is a much bigger deal than currency.
Fast and Furious got shot down hard by Crowley.
Outsourcing. Cheap energy, less regulation.
Last question? Please?
If Massachusetts wants an assault weapon ban, so be it.
Why does no Republican ever mention state’s rights?
There’s my Fast and Furious.
Two parent family. Well played.
Assault weapons question? Really?
Automatic weapons are almost never used in crimes.
The price of AR-15s just shot up.
“The suggestion anyone on my team would play politics on Benghazi is offensive” HA HA HA HA.
The Fast and Furious door is wide open.
He might have even attended a PDB, though probably not…
He made a stern statement.
Because, Vegas, baby!
Because 9/11 is just another day in Obama-land…
Maybe Obama will explain why there was no general increase in security at any location world wide on 9/11.
Cary Latka FTW
I knew he wouldn’t answer.
It’s been a month, who said no to the increased security?
A Benghazi question. He won’t answer it.
I’m voting Kang. Kodos can’t be trusted.
Make it stop.
Oy, that’s horrible.
Chinese investments? No! Let it go.
Why didn’t he fix it when he had two unopposed years to do so?
Yep. Sly move there…
Pathway to perm residence and pathway to citizenship are two different things.
Not a peep on immigration reform.
Obama had two years to pass whatever he wanted, he passed Stimulus and Obamacare.
When Juan comes marching home…
Jack boots and batons!
Mitt sounds pretty sincere on that answer.
From the Twitter feed… Pretty awesome.
Pay discrepancy for women answer from Obama was “we gave Pell Grants”? Really? Holy Hell, I wish I were debating this clown.
How does OBL being dead help anyone without a job?
If you make less than $250K a year you won’t pay a dime in new taxes.
Promises. Romney should hammer him.
These townhall debates are so tiresome.
All about “we” the government getting your “money”. The end. Vote tomorrow.
Inflation is a hell of a drug.
Anyone notice on economics & taxes, Obama said under Romney capital gains tax will remain low for “the wealthy” so “we’re not going to get money that way”?
What does social policy have to do with jobs?
Spending is what got us into deficits under Bush.
Obama has continued the Bush tax cuts.
Just heard Obama say “…if we’re serious about cutting the deficit…” It’s a punchline in and of itself.
Bad move by Romney, should have ignored the lady parts question.
A blame Bush question, nice twist.
New tires are money out of their pocket too. Why not free tires?
What do lady parts have to do with equal pay?
Lily Ledbetter bill was just a trial lawyer sop.
Reminding self that facts don’t need to be true. The President simply needs to say it is so. By the time it’s refuted, his target audience has been affected. And most won’t hear the facts later. Demagoguery.
Please say the word “grow” when referencing the economy.
Zounds. The pandering, it burns!
Obama’s own administration pays women less than men.
Women have been hardest hit the last four years.
It’s against the law to discriminate. End of story.
I am behind the debate. 12 y/o keeps pausing the DVR to take notes. I can hardly complain that she’s disrupting the flow…
No, you were raised by a rich dude in Indonesia and your upper class grandparents.
Just two guys shouting.
Growth. Growth helps offset rate reductions.
This is how a nation dies.
Feel free to demagogue.
Mr. President, allow me to lob you a softball.
Yep. Obama doesn’t understand bankruptcy: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/330638/obama-doesnt-understand-bankruptcy-lisa-schiffren
What grows our economy is investment, not tax breaks.
So I am listening on radio. Sounds like a draw on radio.
The Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in three years.
When Romney is elected, will a former president Barack Obama be gracious enough to blame economic struggles on Romney’s inherited inheritance? It will forever be Bush’s fault, won’t it?
I hate the creepy half thumbs up
Don’t tax money twice. Nice.
Index deductions to income
Bring up Obamacare.
I miss Jim Leher…
It’s a race to the bottom.
The economy is still in collapse.
Gas prices are up despite all that, why?
Lower prices now. Yes, lower energy prices mean lower manufacturing costs.
Let the market determine what energy source we use.
Romney’s first volley was poor.
Who owns GM and Chrysler now?
Unsaddle business from regulation.
Need more tech training.
We have too many college grads.
You can only build manufacturing jobs by freeing them from regulation.
Let the mockery begin!
Questioners should be mocked if they ask dumb questions.
Our first question is on lady parts.
These rubes were selected for the audience based on presubmitted questions, weren’t they?
Are there truly any undecided voters left?
Bring the living Constitution with you when you come, Kevin.
Blah blah blah, Obama’s record, blah blah blah…
Sorry guys, I got delayed at work. Won’t be back to the living blog for 30 minutes.
Don’t you want someone who is a proven leader and decision maker in the Oval Office?
Well, it’s no secret I’m a wealthy man. I made worked hard and made wise decisions with my, and other investors’, money.
President Obama keeps bringing up my tax rate.
I’d like to see Romney hammer him on competence.
Glass jaw = his record
The Comeback Kid has a glass jaw.
Who else can’t wait for the first network to officially declare Barack Obama the Comeback Kid? Side note: Will MSNBC at least wait for the first question to be answered?
Once again I shall be watching tonight’s debate on Cspan.
I hope he didn’t bring that weak stuff inside on a hardcourt in Chicago.
I mean, you’re riding the pine at a private school? A private school in Hawaii?
He sucks at basketball, too.
Except golf. And bowling.
Obama’s not a natural debater. He’s not the type who practices, either.
Unless you’re naturally wired to be a good debater it requires a lot of work.
He gave a stump speech in the first debate because it’s all he really does well.
Frankly, Obama doesn’t strike me as a guy who ever had to really knuckle down and focus on something he doesn’t like to do.
But look for Romney to continue his momentum.
Conventional wisdom says Obama will bounce back tonight with a strong performance.
Expect plenty of UNT v. ULaLa updates
I’ll try to stay with the debate as long as possible, but listening to TFG for nigh on 45 minutes?
Welcome to the Wizbang 2012 Presidential Debate #2 Pregame show. I’m your host, Baron Von Ottomatic.
Tonight should be very interesting. Obama could hardly do worse than last time, but debate #2 and #3 won’t really matter compared to number one, unless one candidate just tanks it again. Romney isn’t likely to screw up. In trying to play catch up Obama has to take the biggest risks of coming across poorly by being to aggressive.