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LIVE COVERAGE: Sound Off on Presidential Debate

Join our panel of Republicans and Democrats as they watch and analyze the performances of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in their first presidential debate Wednesday at 6 p.m. Add your thoughts in the comments.

Patch's California sites welcome you to our live online discussion on the first of three presidential debates.

The debate begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to run to 7:30 p.m. Incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney square off on domestic issues including the economy at the University of Denver in Colorado.

Please join our moderated discussion as we watch the debate. As always, we ask that all comments be kept civil and respectful of our panelists and readers. 

Check your local TV listings for times and stations that will cover the debate live. Then let us hear from you as you watch the candidates take questions and respond to each others answers.

Our panelist of influential California Republicans and Democrats will be adding their observations in the Cover It Live blog.

Readers are invited to add their comments in the article comments field below.

Let us hear from you!

Rebecca Whitnall October 04, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Hey Duff, I'm not sure what happened there, but you can send a note to your local editor (whose name and photo appear at the top of your local Patch page) and see if he or she can give some insight. Most sites don't require approval for comments, but if a site has been having trouble with folks not following the TOS on the site, the editor can make that change. If s/he has done so on your site, it could have been a case of the editor somehow missing the comment. Like I said, I don't know for sure, but a quick note to the editor might help answer the question. Patch doesn't have a sinister plan to shut out third parties. (As a frequent third-party voter, I'd take great issue with that!)
Bob Perkins DDS October 04, 2012 at 08:17 PM
John- I am not knocking Ronald Reagan at all....he was the right man for the right time....I would just say that you can't have it both ways. You can't say that Clinton doesn't deserve credit for the economic during his two terms and then say that Reagan deserves the credit for ending the cold war and reviving the economy. By that logic, we would have to blame Nixon for the Carter downfalls. Do we blame Clinton for the disastrous W. years?, credit Hoover for the Roosevelt recovery. "love is blind" what is a peacetime dividend, anyways? Who quantifies it?
bbkong October 04, 2012 at 08:21 PM
@Rebecca I believe a good part of the problem is the Patch software. It's confusing to use, very rudimentary and dated, and probably not designed for heavy traffic. It seems to choke a lot. I've had some posts disappear also, too many to attribute to heavy handed moderation.
Emerald October 05, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Anne Romney spent her own money.....which is none of our business. Michele Obama spends millions of tax dollars on her elaborage vacations and wardrobe. That is spending American taxpayers money......our business. Romney an elitist??? So what?? It's better than a socialist president leading America to bankruptcy.
Jo October 05, 2012 at 05:44 AM
Important information about the Affordable Health Care Act / ObamaCare, and it includes some humor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnY8r7_fLw

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