Tuesday, October 9, 2012

VP Debate Watch

We invite you to get "fired up and ready to go" for the rest of the campaign Thursday evening, October 11th by attending a Debate Watch at Rugby House Pub, in north west Plano ~ 8604 Preston Rd., Suite 100, Plano, Tx 75024. (map)

Come watch the October 11th VP debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan with your Democratic friends and neighbors. The debate telecast starts a 8:00pm, but you are welcome to come early to order drinks and food and chat with your friends and neighbors.

This 90-minute debate, moderated by ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent, Martha Raddatz, telecast from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, will be broken up into nine 10-minute segments focused on Foreign and Domestic Policy.

The Texas Democratic Women of Collin County, Democratic Network, Democratic Blog News, Plano Drinking Liberally and McKinney Living Liberally are co-sponsors of this debate watch event at Rugby House Pub media room. This debate watch event is in lieu of the regular Plano Drinking Liberally meeting that would be on the 12th and the McKinney Living Liberally meeting that would be on the 11th.   Debate schedule posted below the more jump...
Wednesday October 3rd
Presidential Debate

Topic: Domestic policy
Air Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)

The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

Thursday October 11th
Vice Presidential Debate

Topic: Foreign and Domestic Policy
Air Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

Tuesday October 16th
Presidential Debate

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m. Central Time Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
 
Monday October 22nd
Presidential Debate

Topic: Foreign Policy
Air Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

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