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LIVE BLOG: Share Your Thoughts During the First Presidential Debate Tonight

Visit Patch’s live blog while you’re watching Wednesday’s debate to share your thoughts on how the candidates are doing.

At 8 p.m. Oct. 3, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off at the University of Denver for the first presidential debate of the season.

Domestic policy is the topic of the evening. Moderator Jim Lehrer, executive director of PBS News Hour, will oversee six 15-minute segments—the first three segments focusing on the economy and the last three focusing on health care, the role of government and governing.

Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’ve also invited state legislators, political candidates, party activists and other movers and shakers across the state to offer their expertise.

To participate, just check back with this page starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Brandt Hardin October 03, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Obama is simply going to wipe the floor with him. Romney is a rich pariah who simply can’t identify with ANY average American through his fog of lies and network of havened money. He’ll only continue to get booed out of the room by every group of minority and middle class voters he comes across. His religion and wealth is highly elitist and everyone in this country has had it with his kind. We’re telling Mitt he can’t buy this election! Read about the role of his money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html
John October 04, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Charlotte nc here
Sandy October 04, 2012 at 01:40 AM
This debate is about a socialist state vs the true intent of our constitution. Obama is irritating on how he is talking done to the middle class. This country doesn't need a good vocalist, we need a leader in management who takes responsibility for spending.
Sandy October 04, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Obama is supporting a government which employs the larger percentage of the population. Reference Canada in the early 90s. When most of the population is supported by government that population will not vote out that government. Obama has created a society which will support government and his policies, this is not the intent of our founding fathers and is not helpful to our children who will need to compete in the WORLD economy. We can do better by challenging ourselves, not settling for government to take care of us. Government put us in this current situation.
Roger Smith October 04, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Romney is killing Obama !!
Karla leahy October 04, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Romney Has never looked stronger.
amy October 04, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I think romney is being very rude. He keeps inturupting and he keeps talking over the commentator and who would take awaybig bird one of the decent cartoons for kids VOTE OBAMA
Wolfie October 04, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Sandy, Sandy, Sandy holding that party line is the greatest threat to our country. I kinda agreed with Brandt, but in the first hour Romney has held his own, I'm surprised. Let's see what happens Wolfie
Corey Butler Jr. October 04, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I've deleted a comment for having a personal attack on another commenter, which violates our Terms of Use. Please keep comments about the debate and Obama and Romney.
Don't tread on me October 04, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Romney killed him in this debate. Obama showed he cannot speak without a Teleprompter yet again
amy October 04, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Every time people lie they blink alott when romney closed he blinked ALOTT WHAT A LIAR
Carlotta Soares October 04, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Jim from PBS should NOT mediate the next debate! He isn't strong enough and in most all cases, Romney is talking over him and showing a lack of respect.
amy October 04, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I agree we missed out on two platforms
Carlotta Soares October 04, 2012 at 02:50 AM
what kind of 'moderator' tells a candidate "Tell him what he said was wrong"? I thought Jim's position was neutral. this type of moderating is very disappointing.
Sandy October 04, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Once again, when government employs the larger percentage of the population, the larger percent of the population becomes dependent on their employer, sorry big bird, PBS is supported by the Democratic Party and PBS HAS NOT been reporting as a true journalistic report should be, VERY Obama.

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