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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Second Presidential debate tonight at Hofstra

Plainfielders get their chance to watch the second of three Presidential debates tonight at 9 PM on your channel of choice.

Tonight, President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney meet at Hofstra University, with CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley moderating.

Obama is widely expected to change his approach dramatically after a universally agreed lackluster performance in the first debate. Romney looks to be continuing the Etch-a-Sketch redrawing of his platforms and points of view.

Crowley has had the bar set high for her by last week's outstanding performance by ABC's Martha Raddatz.

Tonight's debate is in a town hall format, with the candidates answering questions from the [carefully screened, I am sure] audience, and will take up both domestic and foreign policy issues.

Next Monday's third and final debate will focus on foreign policy alone and will be moderated by CBS's Bob Schieffer (see more on the debates
here, including videos of each past debate).

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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