Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Obama/Romney Encore: 2012 US Presidential Debate No. 2 - Updated

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Joy of joys... President Obama and Mitt Romney once again get back on the stage tonight at Hofstra University for their second general election debate.  The stakes are high for both candidates tonight, folks, as Obama seeks to recover the political ground he lost thirteen days ago, (when he basically snoozed through the last unfortunate encounter.)  Romney now has his own new polling turf to to protect, of course; so he can't afford to sit on his... laurels.

Tonight's debate will be broadcast on all the major TV networks, of course.  But for those who'd prefer to "tune in" and view via the miracle of electrons bouncing back and forth through a "series of internet tubes," here's a link to our hands down choice for Presidential debate viewing... the 99.9% talking head/political pundit-free C-SPAN Network:
The debate starts at 7 p.m. Mountain Time, by the way, so you have plenty of time to get over to your local grocery stores to stock up on Orville Redenbachers.

And just so's you won't be stuck twiddling you thumbs between now and the time debate moderator Candy Crowley brings the gavel down, here are a few carefully selected pre-debate stories to chew on in the meantime:
Your ever-savvy comments are invited, of course, before, during and after tonight's debate.

Update 10/17/12 8:00 a.m.: A few post debate items for our readers' consideration:
    Comments, anyone?


    Smaatguy said...

    Typo...it's at 7pm MST...

    I'll settle in with a few cold ones  :)

    Danny said...

    Too little has been made of the tuition tax credit, initiated under Bush and doubled under Obama.  Romney would get rid of it, to pay for a massive tax cut for the rich on the theory that they will create jobs. Obama would keep it.  For those with kids in college, it would amount to a tax increase of $2500 per kid in college, per year, if Romney is elected.  That's a big tax hike for a family with kids in college.

    So would a Utahn vote himself a large tax increase just to have a Mormon president?  I'm guessing, yes.  It's baffling.

    Smaatguy said...

    OT:  I am beyond PO'ed...   A 7-11 is now the gateway to Ogden's Riverbend development and downtown area?!!!  AND we the fine taxpayers of O'town are giving the Developer (AKA hot tubbers Inc.") a hundred grand to do it!  What the &%$#???  The only one on the council that got it right was Amy Wicks...  "

    “I have a real hard time giving somebody $100,000 to develop a 7-Eleven when we have somebody else just down the road, who on their own dime, demolished a building and built a convenience store,” she said. “I can’t support putting the funds toward a development that ultimately ends up with just a convenience store on the corner.”

    Man if this isn't cronyism I don't know what is!  So, we dish out $100k and get back $96k (supposedly) in the proposed budget and Brandon says it's essentially free to the city...since when is $4k free?

    It will be interesting to see where on the property the 7-11 actually goes...on the corner....in the middle on Washington?....there is more to this than meets the eye because that 7-11 isn't going to take up that whole site.

    Can't wait to see the 50 temporary construction jobs created by the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a 7-11....the place should just be crawling with activity....

    Excuse me while I go barf....

    rudizink said...

    Improved dialogue... Pretty funny?!?!?

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