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2012 Presidential Debates - TV Schedule & Analysis

posted Aug 13, 2012, 12:29 AM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Oct 27, 2012, 11:32 PM ]

The 2012 Presidential Debates are scheduled in October. There will be three presidential debates and one VP debate. Historically, these debates have had a big impact on the election. Below are T.V. schedule and analysis for 2012 U.S Presidential Debates.

Presidential Debate #1 - October 3 (University of Denver - Colorado)

TV: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC + more
Time: 9 PM ET | 6 PM PT
Participants: President Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R)
Subject: Domestic Issues & the Economy
Moderator: Jim Lehrer
Simon's Scorecard
Substance - Obama: C | Romney: A+
Style - Obama: B- | Romney: A-
Total - Obama: C+ | Romney: A
*Romney is the consensus winner of the first debate

Vice Presidential Debate - October 11 (Centre College - Kentucky)
TV: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC + more
Time: 9 PM ET | 6 PM PT
Participants: Joe Biden (D) and Paul Ryan (R)
Subject: Domestic Issues & Foreign Policy
Moderator: Martha Raddatz
Simon's Scorecard
Substance - Biden: B | Ryan: C+
Style - Biden: D | Ryan: B+
Total - Biden: C | Ryan: B
*Ryan is my pick for the winner

Presidential Debate #2 - October 16 (Hofstra University - NY)

TV: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC + more
Time: 9 PM ET | 6 PM PT
Participants: President Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R)
Format: Townhall Questions & Answers
Moderator: Candy Crowley
Simon's Scorecard
Substance - Obama: C+ | Romney: B-
Style - Obama: B+ | Romney: C+
Total - Obama: B | Romney: C+
*Obama is the consensus winner

Presidential Debate #3 - October 22 (Lynn University - Florida)
TV: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC + more
Time: 9 PM ET | 6 PM PT
Participants: President Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R)
Subject: National Security & Foreign Policy
Moderator: Bob Schieffer
Simon's Scorecard
Substance - Obama: B+ | Romney: C-
Style - Obama: A- | Romney: B
Total - Obama: A- | Romney: B-
*Obama won the final debate


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