Round 2: Who won the presidential debate? On the left, President Barack Obama and on the right Governor Mitt Romney. President Obama did come out swinging calling Romney’s 5-point plan, “a one-point plan”. One day after the attacks in Benghazi, the president called it “an act of terror” in the Rose Garden at the White House. Governor Romney said “it took the president 14-days to call the Benghazi attacks, an act of terror.” Moderator Candy Crowley corrected Romney and said the president did call the attacks in Benghazi “an act of terror.” Crowley is being accused by the Romney campaign of siding with President Obama.
The issue of drilling on U.S. soil, President Obama said “you can’t drill when it’s profitable for you on government lands. Either use it or lose it.” The president said the oil is simply not safe.
The questions for the town meeting style debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY were presented to both candidates President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney by 82 undecided voters.
Here are the questions and watch the video on how each candidate responded:
*How will you support the emerging workforce and the unemployed?
*Is it the job of the energy department to lower gas prices?
*What is your position on eliminating tax credits?
*How would you address pay equity for men and women?
*What are the major policy differences between you and the George W. Bush administration?
*How can I be optimistic about the economy under the next administration?
*Explain your views on immigration policy.
*Will you comment on the events leading to and following the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya?
*Please comment on assault weapons and gun control policy
*What are your plans to bring jobs back to the U.S. from overseas?
*What’s the biggest misconception the American people have about you?
Join Radio One for the final Presidential Debate Watch Party on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Hippodrome Theatre 528 North 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219. This is a free event and doors will open at 7:30 p.m.