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!

Ed Edelson October 06, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Mr Romney, You totally confused me at the last debate. If you are not going to lower taxes (only adjusting the tax code and being revenue neutral) how is this going to stimulate more economic activity. Your argument all year has been that by lowering taxes there will be more money in the hands of entrepreneurs who will invest it and make more jobs. How will changing the tax code but not the taxes paid lead to job growth?
Ed Edelson October 06, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Mr. Romney, your pro regulation stance at the first debate was confusing since it contradicted all that you and Mr. Ryan have been saying on the campaign trail. As I read the transcript of the first debate, you are in favor of stronger regulations than exist in Dodd - Frank including provisions to break up the major financial institutions. Can you help us understand where else you think stronger regulations are needed: air and water pollution? worker safety? food safety? drug safety? education standards? I would like to know more about where your pro-regulatory stance would lead you to assess that stronger regulations are needed to enhance our quality of life while also leading to improved economic activity.
GEG October 06, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Mr. Obama, Can you please explain why gas prices have risen from an average of $1.84 per gallon prior to you taking office to $4.20 at the present? US fuel consumption has actually declined in the past 15 years yet gas prices continue to rise. These increases defy the law of supply and demand. Please explain.
See the truth October 06, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Mitt, What deductions, exemptions, and exclusions do plan to take from the middle class ie. Those making less than 250,000 a year? Furthermore, when you remove those deductions, does that not constitute a tax increase that you deny will exist?
See the truth October 06, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Mitt, How will you conduct foreign policy without offending ally countries ie. Your comments about the London Olympics? In addition, do you plan on expanding the number of illegals that hold jobs as you did in the Salt Lake Olympics in 2002? Will they pay any taxes under your plan?
Gary Diamond October 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Why was gas almost $5,00 in June of 2008? Perhaps it's the same cause
Gary Diamond October 06, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Mitt Can you give me a reason; you needed to put your money in offshore bank accounts?
Robert H. October 07, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Governor Romney We've heard for months now your criticism of President Obama's handling of the economy and, even though it appears our economy is headed in the right direction, you coninue to claim that his "policies" are to blame for a weak economy and high unemployment. Since you won't make clear how you plan to create 12-million jobs if elected, will you please tell us what you would have done differently had you become president in January 2009. We know you wouldn't have bailed out the auto industry, but exactly what would you have done?
Kathy Fracassini October 09, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Governor Romney Would you please tell us if the deduction for home mortgages will likely be one of the loopholes you would close ? If so wouldn't that do serious damage to an already struggling housing market?
James F. October 10, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Mr Obama, You have done a very bad job in the past 4 years with regard to employment, economy, Libya, Egypt, Gas prices, and so on. Why should I vote for you? You can't keep blaming Bush. You yourself said if you couldn't get it done this would be a one term proposition. If you worked for me I would have fired you a long time ago. So why are you any better then Bush or Carter? Why should I vote for you? You have to earn my vote and by your record you haven't done very well.
Gary Diamond October 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM
James F. we lost are jobs to outsourcing, can you tell me how Mit would fix that, since his company out sourced American jobs commie China?
Gary Diamond October 10, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Where are the jobs ask Mit http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/10/as_bain_ships_jobs_to_china
James F. October 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I go back to my original question. Why should I vote for Obama? What has he done that was good. Anyone? Nothing, he has done nothing but shove health care down our throat. I didn’t want it or need it. But thanks to him now most companies will pay the fine and then have you go get insurance through the government. I am still not convinced. In fact after reading all these post not one person has said what Obama has done that was good. All they can do is point out what Mitt “Might” do. I am starting to feel Obama has no good record to stand on. As I am writing this I see I am 100% correct. I can’t find anything good he has done. We live in CT with such high taxes. Ever wonder where the money goes? Our schools suck and the roads are horrible and Mr O wants to raise them yet again. Don’t kid yourself with that fictional number of 250k. All Mr O is doing is starting a class war and there are a lot of fools following


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