Get excited: The presidential debate schedule has arrived

posted at 6:41 pm on July 25, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Huzzah! Er, sorry… but I’m pretty excited, anyway. Goodness knows there are times when watching political debates can be about as exciting as watching paint dry, and during this last round of Republican debates during the primaries there were a few moments of in-fighting that were positively cringe-worthy; but in general, I think this stuff is pretty fun. I mean, it’s not like this so-far indiscernibly close race is going to decide the fate of the free world, or anything… shudder. Well, maybe “fun” isn’t the right word, but worthy of getting fired up about, yes.

The Commission on Presidential Debates has decreed that the candidates will meet for three separate prime-time debates in October, for ninety minutes each, with the debates being moderated by one person each, that person TBD at a later date. Here’s the sched:

The first, which will focus on domestic policy, is set for Oct. 3 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colo., the city that hosted the 2008 Democratic convention. A second meeting in a town-hall format will take place Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., and the final meeting, focusing on foreign policy, will be held Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

The vice presidential contenders – incumbent Democrat Joe Biden and the not-yet-named GOP candidate–will debate only once, on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky., over domestic and foreign policy.

We’ve picked our champion, dammit, and he’s ours now, come hell or high water. The economy is the issue about which voters care most, and while I generally agree with most of Romney’s free-enterprise-related messaging (my heart has never been so warm as the time he proudly declared, “Corporations are people, my friend!”), his challenge is going to be relaying that message to effectively combat President Obama’s populist, intellectually cheap rhetoric. I have full faith that it can be done, but there’s only one way to find out — Bring. It. On.


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Who’s up for the “Mention Romney is Rich” drinking game?

Crefonso on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yay!

I’ve been recording these and keeping them — mostly on VHS tapes — since 1992. I’m such a nerd.

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

First question: Why hasn’t the Democrat Party proposed a budget since you’ve been in office Mr. President?

Wagthatdog on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

anxiety!

knob on July 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Questions so biased, they have to be written vertically on cards. The media shilling for BHO. That doesn’t excite me.

Romney’s team needs to not only spend time on facts, but on humor and the best way to skewer Obama with it.

Seriously. They’ve spent so much energy claiming to be like Reagan, well, this is one time they need to emulate him.

BHO will lie and lie and lie, and humor is need to pull off the mask without sounding harsh. He also can’t handle humor very well.

INC on July 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

We’ve picked our champion, dammit, and he’s ours now, come hell or high water.

Jesus?

O, no, you meant conservative principles.

O, no, you meant Romney.

Yes. I await the debates with bated breath. Or the election where I vote Obama out. One of those two. Whichever.

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Give him h3!!, Mitt !

Steve Z on July 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I’ve been recording these and keeping them — mostly on VHS tapes — since 1992. I’m such a nerd.

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Dork.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Get ready for O to start wearing that bitchslapped look again!!!

Pest on July 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

First question: Why hasn’t the Democrat Party proposed a budget since you’ve been in office Mr. President?

Wagthatdog on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

In yer dreams.

First question from moderator(pick any possibility from any of the networks): Mr. Romney, how can you sleep at night being so rich and where are your tax returns for the last 40 years?

BigWyo on July 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

First question: Why hasn’t the Democrat Party proposed a budget since you’ve been in office Mr. President?

Wagthatdog on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The same folks that asked Obama if it was boxers, or briefs are going to ask that? I don’t think so.

sharrukin on July 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Man, I can’t wait either. I can just see it now …

“Mr. Romney, please give us your comprehensive plan for dealing with Syria, a nuclear Iran and Libya. Your one minute starts now.”

“Mr. President, why do you think it is that common folks can’t understand your brilliance? Take all the time you need.”

Lost in Jersey on July 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Erika, just for fun, did you back anyone in particular in the primaries? You weren’t here for that, and I was just wondering….

As for the debates, I’ll wait till I see who the moderators are before I get excited.

Night Owl on July 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Get ready for O to wearing that b!tchhslapped look again!!!

Pest on July 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

alrighty then

moderators i’m betting on…

brian williams
wolfie
some PBS flunkie…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Maybe this time the Commission can have at least ONE moderator who isn’t a blatant d-cRAT socialist stooge/puppet – but that’s probably too much to ask. More likely, they’ll get for the presidential debates a “moderator” like brian “it’s the Tea Party’s fault” ross, an LGBT something-or-other, and a member of the national association of (d-cRAT socialist) colored people. For the VP debates, a likely choice by this leftist commission would be an ILLEGAL immigrant given AMNESTY by the unlawful, unilateral action of OBOZO. And they’ll call that a “fair and balanced” group !

TeaPartyNation on July 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Moderators will be chosen based on how poorly they performed on Celebrity Jeopardy!

Christien on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

“Corporations are people, my friend!”

Outrageous speciesism…

CorporatePiggy on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

WANNA bet bho gets all the questions for the debate? Can’t have bho look bad now can we?
L

letget on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Libs pushing hard for Gary Johnson to get a seat at the debates… to muck things up.

kevinkristy on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Practice Practice Practice Mitt

gophergirl on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

First question: Why hasn’t the Democrat Party proposed a budget since you’ve been in office Mr. President?

Wagthatdog on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Second question:
If Democrats really wanted to reform our immigration system, why didn’t you do it when you owned the federal government?

Third question:
You promised to close Guantanamo bay – a prison started by president bush. Why haven’t you done it?

4th question:
Is Obozocare a tax or is it a mandate?!

I could just keep going…..

KMC1 on July 25, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Moderators will be chosen based on how poorly they performed on Celebrity Jeopardy!

Christien on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

No, it’s based on the publish date of their Obama hagiography.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

First question: Why hasn’t the Democrat Party proposed a budget since you’ve been in office Mr. President?

Wagthatdog on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Next question: Is Greece the economic model we are now following?

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Wagthatdog on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

ONLY if fox was moderating…ain’t gonna happen

softballs for obama
gotchas for mitt

that is all its going to be sad to say…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

What happened to the rumor that Obama will not allow any questions relative to his ‘first’ term as President?

News2Use on July 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Barry question :

What has enchanted you most about being our first biracial and bipartisan President ?

Mitt question :

What is the sub atomic weight of plutonium and how does that impact Einstein’s special theory of relativity ?

DeweyWins on July 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Crefonso on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

7% will be passing out drinking game rules in Sept with a little reminder note in the beginning of oct…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Mr. Romney, how can you sleep at night being so rich and where are your tax returns for the last 40 years?

BigWyo on July 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM

at ALL the debates…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

letget on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

oh yeah LG…guaranteed

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM

with the debates being moderated by one person each, that person TBD at a later date.

Stephelococcus,
Hooooaaan
and
some PBS hack ..just guessing !

burrata on July 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM

The vice presidential contenders – incumbent Democrat Joe Biden and the not-yet-named GOP candidate–will debate only once, on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky., over domestic and foreign policy.

Please let it be Paul Ryan. I’ve always wondered what it would look like if The Incredible Hulk was thrown into the octagon with Richard Simmons.

Kataklysmic on July 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Q for Gov Romney: Will you be going to Disney immediately after losing the election or later?

News2Use on July 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Gotta be more exciting than futbol.

/

:)

CW on July 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

ooooh a little zing by mitt to brian williams via special report

GO MITT

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

First question: Why hasn’t the Democrat Party proposed a budget since you’ve been in office Mr. President?

Wagthatdog on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Next question: Is Greece the economic model we are now following?

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Third question: During your first two years in office, when you had a filibuster proof Democrat marjority in congress, why didn’t you do more to help the economy?

Kataklysmic on July 25, 2012 at 7:01 PM

alrighty then

moderators i’m betting on…

brian williams
wolfie
some PBS flunkie…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Her name is Gwen Ifill.

I think for all his support of little Bammie, Georgie Stephalotopiss has to be on the shortlist.

slickwillie2001 on July 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Q for Gov Romney: Will you be going to Disney immediately after losing the election or later?

News2Use on July 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

“Governor Romney. Do you remember where you were when you first heard about Barack Obama?”

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Libs pushing hard for Gary Johnson to get a seat at the debates… to muck things up.

kevinkristy on July 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

After the plug Governor Romney just dropped for his motel chain, why not.

slickwillie2001 on July 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Will the use of a Teleprompter be used,or, is that detail
still being worked out!!
(sarc).

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Did King Obama receive a copy of the debate questions when he got this schedule?

JPeterman on July 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Political junky yes, nerd yet to be established.

chemman on July 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

slickwillie2001 on July 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

good one…didn’t know if it would be her or that other dude jim lehrer? they are all flunkies to me…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

alrighty then

moderators i’m betting on…

brian williams
wolfie
some PBS flunkie…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

cmsinaz:O.M.G….I hope not!:)

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

The vice presidential contenders – incumbent Democrat Joe Biden and the not-yet-named GOP candidate–will debate only once, on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky., over domestic and foreign policy.

Please let it be Paul Ryan. I’ve always wondered what it would look like if The Incredible Hulk was thrown into the octagon with Richard Simmons.

Kataklysmic on July 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Oh my…..lol….you owe me a keyboard!

KMC1 on July 25, 2012 at 7:06 PM

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

heh

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:06 PM

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM

all lap dogs of course

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:06 PM

“Governor Romney. What are your thoughts on the Burkinabe protests last year in Ouagadougou?”

“President Obama. How has the plight of the middle class affected you personally?”

sharrukin on July 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

sharrukin on July 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

+1

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

“Governor Romney. Do you remember where you were when you first heard about Barack Obama?”

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

“Governor Romney, do you mind if I fellate President Obama during the entire debate?” – Chris Matthews

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

So which far left pinko commie moderators will be picked to ask the most biased, slanted, leading questions EVER!!!!!!!!!???

karenhasfreedom on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Mitt must channel the great communicator during the debates.

He’s been doing a good job so far but Mr Cool will try to baffle with BS and the personal connection Mitt has with Americans must be very good.

Speakup on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

It was so stupid in 2008 when Ifill did that debate, and everyone knew she had an Obama book coming out, that no everyone (including commenters on this blog) saying “oh, just ignore it. It’ll be fine!”

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Here is a thought, how about a panel of regular citizens asking the questions? But then again, whoever picks the “regular” citizens will probably also do as bad a job as the biased, slanted pinko commies from the “main stream media”.

karenhasfreedom on July 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Did King Obama receive a copy of the debate questions when he got this schedule?

JPeterman on July 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

He wrote those questions himself,
and passed them to Stephalococcus when he was there to service Hussein

burrata on July 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Why does NY get one? Especially the town hall format? Only swing states should get a town hall format, not blue state lefties.

Daemonocracy on July 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

karenhasfreedom on July 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

they would pick OWS folks who donated to obama…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I’ve been recording these and keeping them — mostly on VHS tapes — since 1992. I’m such a nerd.

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Dork.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Indeed. But if you need video of H. Ross Perot talking about the “giant sucking sound” or Jim Stockdale saying “Who am I? Why am I here?”, then I’m your man.

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Speakup on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Yeah, to me, if I were Romney, I’d be something like:

“Whether or not you agree with what the President has done. The facts are facts. We see the results of an overpromising big government all over the world, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, etal. If you want to be Greece in 10 years, vote Obama. If you don’t, don’t. It’s really that simple. If you want sustainable growth, we must shrink government and put people in charge, not DC.”

Make it a stark contrast. Too much hedging and middle of the roading will make Romney lose for sure.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Indeed. But if you need video of H. Ross Perot talking about the “giant sucking sound” or Jim Stockdale saying “Who am I? Why am I here?”, then I’m your man.

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

The best debates were before this stupid Debate Commission ever existed. Them being in control has made the debate less relevant than ever.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

sharrukin on July 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

etc.

“Governor Romney. How many votes do you think you will ultimately lose because of the unpopular and controversial outsourcing decisions you made while at Bain?”

:) The pathetic thing is, we could do this all day, and a fair number of them will be actual questions.

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Make it a stark contrast
lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

agree…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Also, I’ll file you under my “Perot Porn” internet buddy. ;)

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I’ve been recording these and keeping them — mostly on VHS tapes — since 1992. I’m such a nerd.

you must be fun at parties

gerrym51 on July 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

“Governor Romney. How many votes do you think you will ultimately lose because of the unpopular and controversial outsourcing decisions you made while at Bain?”

“In your latest racist TV ad, you accused Obama of saying that he doesn’t support small business. How many kittens died while you edited that?”

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

ONLY if fox was moderating…ain’t gonna happen

softballs for obama
gotchas for mitt

that is all its going to be sad to say…

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Of course, but they’ve been doing that every four years since 1980, getting increasingly more partisan each election.

The good news, the non-committed independents, most of whom tend to lean right, get offended by such antics. Not as much as we do, but people know the media is in the bag for the Dems and Obama, in particular. It can have a backlash affect, as has been proven before, the 2008 race notwithstanding. In 2008, they could have a run a Marxist against the feckless McCain and he would’ve won. Oh wait, they did.

TXUS on July 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Three leftie venues. Wonderful.

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Oh oh,I know,that Female hack from Democracy Now
Online news show,and she has the perfect voice,
for a potential moderator!!
(snark)

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

3? Seriously? In deep blue areas no less. Romney should make a deal, 3 more debates in red areas, townhall style but Barry can bring the teleprompter.

Zaggs on July 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

:) The pathetic thing is, we could do this all day, and a fair number of them will be actual questions.

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Sadly yes. It may even be worse this time, if thats possible.

sharrukin on July 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

“Governor Romney, has the sheer power of Obama’s awesomeness ever given you and your fellow klansman the uncontrollable urge to rip off your white sheets and start dancing a jig?”

Kataklysmic on July 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I’ve been recording these and keeping them — mostly on VHS tapes — since 1992. I’m such a nerd.

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Don’t lose your work, archiving dude. Digitize and backup optical.

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

It was so stupid in 2008 when Ifill did that debate, and everyone knew she had an Obama book coming out, that no everyone (including commenters on this blog) saying “oh, just ignore it. It’ll be fine!”

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM

No, what was stupid was McCain and the RNC not demanding a moderator change.

JPeterman on July 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

The format is similar to that arranged in 2008, where the presidential contenders also met three times.
=============================================

Ugh,smacks of Déjà vu sumpin sumpun!

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

you must be fun at parties

gerrym51 on July 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Only election night parties. I get to use my Jello mold shaped like the USA, and try to figure out which kind of beer best suits the occasion. (In ’08 it was Alaskan Amber.)

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

3? Seriously? In deep blue areas no less. Romney should make a deal, 3 more debates in red areas, townhall style but Barry can bring the teleprompter.

Zaggs on July 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I know Denver and Boca are lefty towns, not sure about Hempstead, NY, couldn’t even find it on a map for that matter.

Did Team Romney drop the ball here? I thought that the selection of debate locales was negotiated between the camps. No?

TXUS on July 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

“Governor Romney, we all know that Mormons wear strange clothing and eat babies. Tell me… How many babies have you eaten?”

/Andrea Mitchell

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

:) The pathetic thing is, we could do this all day, and a fair number of them will be actual questions.

Axe on July 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Axe:Yup,or crafted Lefty Ambushy(s)!!:)

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I actually find debates between politicians pretty boring. Both sides are committed to building a narrative and not actually having any kind of meaningful or intelligent discussion. As a result they end up being a show about who loses, not who wins. Certainly there are exceptions, but the general rule is that they bore me to tears.

NotCoach on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

No, what was stupid was McCain and the RNC not demanding a moderator change.

JPeterman on July 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I think you should go back to those threads on this site. The bloggers here were kinda like “don’t fight it” and most commenters were in the same boat. It was ridiculous. It wasn’t just McCain.

The whole party was prostrated vag1na in 2008. It was stupid.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I will be fun watching Robot Willard trying hard to connect with the average American and humanize himself but failing miserably :D

Salahuddin on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

know Denver and Boca are lefty towns, not sure about Hempstead, NY, couldn’t even find it on a map for that matter.

Did Team Romney drop the ball here? I thought that the selection of debate locales was negotiated between the camps. No?

TXUS on July 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Hemptstead is near NYC.

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Romney will do fine. Drinking games will be fun. I’ve missed them. ; ) We all have so much fun on debate threads. Looking forward to it.

Bmore on July 25, 2012 at 7:23 PM

TXUS on July 25, 2012 at 7:15 PM

:)

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Questions so biased, they have to be written vertically on cards. The media shilling for BHO. That doesn’t excite me.

Romney’s team needs to not only spend time on facts, but on humor and the best way to skewer Obama with it.

Seriously. They’ve spent so much energy claiming to be like Reagan, well, this is one time they need to emulate him.

BHO will lie and lie and lie, and humor is need to pull off the mask without sounding harsh. He also can’t handle humor very well.

INC on July 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Not just biased, which they WILL BE, of course. But co-ordinated with WH staff up front to give them sufficient time to drill the responses into Manchurian’s weak brain. I am sure they are already on it, Manchurian needs all the help he can get to stay on the script and not go freestyle.

riddick on July 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Salahuddin on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Sorry to see you feeling sad like this. The debates won’t do much to cheer you up. The election is going to make you very sad indeed.

Bmore on July 25, 2012 at 7:25 PM

“President Obama… we all know how hard you’ve tried and how much you’ve endured these past four years. Tell me… how great will your next 4 years be?”

/Andrea Mitchell, NBC Newz

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I think you should go back to those threads on this site. The bloggers here were kinda like “don’t fight it” and most commenters were in the same boat. It was ridiculous. It wasn’t just McCain.

The whole party was prostrated vag1na in 2008. It was stupid.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I am not surprised especially when I see the so called conservatives around these parts who are now wishing for an Obama win and have openly said they will be voting for the King.

They know who they are.

JPeterman on July 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Oh Boy…………here we go….,btw,is this BrokenBentAxleRods
daughter!!
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Emma Axelrod, Elena Tsemberis, and Sammi Siegel .

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**********
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This is an exciting time to be a young woman interested in politics. Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin’s presidential and vice presidential campaigns put women in the spotlight in the political realm in 2008, finally providing a way for girls across our nation to envision themselves in these positions of power.

We already know that no women will be on stage at this year’s presidential debates, but what about in the moderator’s chair? We were shocked to find out that it has been 20 years since a woman last moderated a presidential debate.(More………….)

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canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

know Denver and Boca are lefty towns, not sure about Hempstead, NY, couldn’t even find it on a map for that matter.

Did Team Romney drop the ball here? I thought that the selection of debate locales was negotiated between the camps. No?

TXUS on July 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Hemptstead is near NYC.

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

On Long Island

sharrukin on July 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

This just in and a little OT. Palin and Demint will be in north Houston for a rally Friday evening for Cruz. Luckily, I work up there, so I can’t miss this conservative orgy. After Reagan, Demint is my most revered conservative.

TxAnn56 on July 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

“Governor Romney, we all know that Mormons wear strange clothing and eat babies. Tell me… How many babies have you eaten?”

/Andrea Mitchell

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Governor Romney, which TEA Party tactics and associations do you find most offensive?

/Georgina Stephanopolous

riddick on July 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Does the location of the debate make much difference? I was under the impression that the audiences are comprised of people selected by the two campaigns (except for the town-hall audience, picked by Gallup).

acasilaco on July 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Kataklysmic on July 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

That one made me snort!

Night Owl on July 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Erika, just for fun, did you back anyone in particular in the primaries? You weren’t here for that, and I was just wondering….

Night Owl on July 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Night Owl, that’s not necessary. Erika doesn’t need to answer nor get into long-since-passed, divisive, inter-party primary season squabbles. Please just leave it be.

Erika, who has been a phenomenal, entertaining addition to HotAir, knows that we need to focus on the present and that we must DEFEAT OBAMA by electing Mitt Romney.

I am very pleased that we have the right candidate (Romney) and that the Romney campaign is performing a million times better than McCain’s did 4 years ago.

I’m pumped up and look forward to victory!

bluegill on July 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Will the Emperor get to use his teleprompter or an ear-bud? If not, I would expect him to find an excuse to not participate…unless they give him the questions and answers beforehand.

xmanvietnam on July 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Bmore on July 25, 2012 at 7:23 PM

7% must be on vacay

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 7:28 PM

“President Obama…. considering the fact that you’ve saved the entire Earth from global collapse with your genius mind, when you are re-elected, will you promise to pursue a new agenda for Mars”?

/George Snuffalufoughus, NBC Newz

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:29 PM

“President Obama… we all know how hard you’ve tried and how much you’ve endured these past four years. Tell me… how great will your next 4 years be?”

/Andrea Mitchell, NBC Newz

Key West Reader on July 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Key West Reader:Lol,and accurate you would be,on ModeratorEtte!:)

canopfor on July 25, 2012 at 7:29 PM

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