PBS NewsHour host Jim Lehrer is not new moderating Presidential debates, so don’t expect him to have qualms asking President Obama, “what happened to the deficit?” or to Governor Romney, “isn’t your healthcare in MA similar to Obama’s healthcare?” Watch him moderate his 12th US Presidential debate today.
University of Denver. Remember October 31, 2011? Don’t say you forgot. They announced hosting the first Presidential debate for 2012, and yea, they were right.
President Barack Obama is no doubt an accomplished debater. Remember his debating prowess displayed in the 2008 Democratic primaries with Hillary Clinton and the US Presidential debates with John McCain? Today, he’ll be slugging it out with one-term Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
Wait there! Don’t write off Mitt Romney. He has been a great debater too. Remember January 26, 2012, the debate at the University of North Florida where Newt Gingrich met his match? Many felt Romney displayed an admirable and promising debating skill that day. Who knows? Obama may be getting a run for his money today.
Here’s PBS User Guide for the debate:
Remember, it’s 9:00 – 10:30 pm Eastern Time
Topic: Domestic Policy
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)
Catch you there! (That’s if you got a ticket)