Monday, October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be debating for the third and final time Monday night. Patch is blogging live and inviting you to weigh in on the debate as it's happening.
Monday, October 22, 2012
For the third and final time, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be debate Monday night in Florida. The debate begins at 8 p.m. and we'll blogging live starting at 7:30 p.m. Share your thoughts about the debate — and the presidential campaign in general. You can sign up now to get an email reminder right before the live blog begins.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Patch's political influencers agree President Barack Obama fared better in this debate against Mitt Romney than he did in first one.
For Republicans who responded to Patch's latest survey of political insiders, Tuesday night's presidential debate was all about Libya and moderator Candy Crowley. For the Democratic insiders, it was all about "binders full of women." Those were the highlights of the second forum between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney — at least according to the party influencers who took part in Patch's "Red Wisconsin" and "Blue Wisconsin" surveys. When asked what one moment will stand out in the minds of liberals and progressives in Wisconsin, the top response was the comment Romney made while talking about his record of hiring women when he was governor of Massachusetts. "The 'binders full of women' comment will go viral," one …
About 40 people attended Patch's presidential debate-viewing party in Wauwatosa Tuesday night and while many had varying views on who won, they all agreed on one thing: They'll be paying attention to the third and final debate Monday.
Although father-daughter duo Valarie and John Vidal of Germantown come from different sides of the political fence, they attended Patch's debate-viewing party together, even testing their limits by sitting on the same couch. "We wanted to do this in a public place because she’s a 'lib' and I’m a conservative," John said with a laugh before Tuesday's presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Roughly 40 people came together from varying political viewpoints at the Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa to watch the second round of the debate. There was even one, lone undecided voter who joined the throng of Democrats and Republicans, but shortly after the debate was completed, said she is now swaying …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Patch was blogging live from Tuesday night's presidential debate, and dozens of Patch readers shared their views on the big showdown between President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
President Barack Obama went head to head with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Wednesday night in the second presidential debate of the campaign. Patch readers from throughout Wisconsin to exchange their views and comments on the debate during our live blog. Here's a look back at what they had to say in real time as the debate played out.
Monday, October 8, 2012
After an opening debate performance by President Obama that pundits called lackluster, the stakes raised as Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan face off on Thursday.
What many observers are calling a lackluster presidential debate earlier this week has raised the stakes of the only vice presidential debate, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at Centre College in Danville, KY. Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin U.S. Paul Ryan will debate for an hour and one-half on Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. CDT. The vice presidential debate comes one week after pundits across the country, including Patch's panel of Wisconsin political insiders, said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was the clear winner in the debate. Wall Street Journal editors and reporters said in Friday’s “Roundtable” that Biden’s mandate to be combative is “overwhelming” and that he needs to demand specifics about claims Romney made …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Family read Twitter, laughed at funny tweets after debate before Tagg Romney headed to Wisconsin to stump for his father.
At least one Romney was a nervous wreck Wednesday night before the first presidential debate, which could prove to be a critical juncture in the race for the White House. It was not, however, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who was cool as a cucumber, according to Tagg Romney, his eldest son. "I had a headache and I was feeling a lot of anxiety," Tagg Romney during an interview with Patch on Friday as he campaigned in Wisconsin. "I knew it was a very big moment and probably one of the biggest moments in the campaign." Those tense feelings subsided about 10 minutes into the debate. "My mom looked over at me about the same time when I realized it was going really well and she gave me a little hug," he said. "I turned to …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
In Patch's instant survey of activists and leaders from both parties, the consensus is that Republican challenger Mitt Romney came out on top in Wednesday's debate against President Barack Obama.
Wisconsin's Republican political insiders agree with what national political pundits were saying Thursday morning – that GOP challenger Mitt Romney was the clear winner in his first presidential debate with President Barack Obama. That's not exactly surprising. What is somewhat surprising is that the Democratic insiders who responded to Patch's flash survey on the debate – including elected officials, party leaders and key influencers in the party – gave lukewarm marks to Obama for his performance. When Wednesday's debate ended, Patch sent its "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys to more than 150 influential members of both parties who have agreed to regularly polled between now and the November election. Of the 51 influential …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
By and large, crowd at event in Wauwatosa sees more than expected from GOP candidate Mitt Romney, less than anticipated from President Barack Obama, and more civility from both than seemed likely.
They came from all over the greater Milwaukee metro area to sit down together in a large community living room to watch the American electoral process play out. They filled the modernized, 1931-built Rosebud Cinema in Wauwatosa — Republicans, Democrats and the rare undecided voter in this divided state of Wisconsin — easing onto couches to watch the first presidential debate. As they gathered, two women from Caledonia asked for Obama buttons for themselves and a couple more for friends — the only other Democrats they knew of in Caledonia. A young man who had moved to Milwaukee within the past year said, “I was looking for a place to watch the debate. This is pretty cool.” “I’m from Michigan,” said William Harris, “so I’ve got an interest …
See what Patch readers had to say during Wednesday night's debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama by checking out the replay of our live debate blog.
The long-awaited debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney took place Wednesday night and Patch solicited comments from readers in a live blog. The blog is closed now, but you can still see what people were saying as the debate progressed by viewing this replay.
Wisconsin's Democratic insiders say President Barack Obama should focus on his successes of the past, while Republicans want challenger Mitt Romney to hit the president hard on the economy during their first tilt Wednesday night.
During their first debate Wednesday night, President Barack Obama should hang his hat on his big economic initiatives during his first term, while GOP challenger Mitt Romney should focus on the president's inability to help the economy. That's the consensus of political insiders in both parties in Patch's latest "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys. Twenty-nine percent of Democratic insiders say the president should focus on his initiatives from the last 3-1/2 years and make the case that big programs like Obamacare and the auto bailout are economic successes. "His policies benefit all people by enabling them to earn a living wage and have enough money to be able to spend, pay taxes and propel the economy forward," one Democratic …