Patch Wants Your Questions for Obama and Romney During the Next Presidential Debate

If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.

San Mateo County residents were glued to the TV at various viewing parties for the first presidential debate and clearly determined a victor.

Now we're gearing up for Round 2: here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you.

The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy.

Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country.

So who do you think will win Debate #2? What questions do you want both candidates to answer? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Vince Chutney October 10, 2012 at 06:16 PM
President Obama: Do you care to comment on an article from the Orlando Sentinel which states that Darden Restaurants (which owns the Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, and Yard House chains) has stopped offering full-time schedules to hourly workers? According to the article, the company now plans to offer a maximum of 28 hours per week per employee. The article further states that Orlando-based Darden Restaurants group said the changes were "just one of the many things we are evaluating to help us address the cost implications healthcare reform will have on our business." Additionally, the article points out that under a section of President Barack Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obamacare) due to go into effect in 2014, large employers face fines of up to $3,000 per employee if they fail to provide insurance for employees who work an average of 30 or more hours per week. And finally, according to the article, Darden said it offers health insurance to its 185,000 employees nationwide but many are on a limited-benefit plan which will be phased out under Obamacare.
hater loser October 12, 2012 at 05:38 AM
who do u people vote for I vote for OBAMA
Alysia Magee October 15, 2012 at 04:06 PM
I live in New Orleans louisiana; 7 years ago we were affected by hurricane Katrina. After years of putting our lives back together we are now affected with a new disaster who we call the insurance industry. Since Hurricane Katrina the Gulf Coast area has been affected with outrageously high premiums and deductibles that we are forced to purchase. In most cases premiums have risen to a 60 to 75%. With the premium increase there is now a separte Windstorm deductible that has been attached to the policies that are in many cases well over $10,000.00. Seven (7) years later we have been affected by Hurricane Isaac. Because of the high deductibles there are alot of residents that are left not able to fix their storm damaged homes because of the high deductibles. Why is the government allowing the insurance industry to clearly take advantage of its citizens by allowing them to set deductibles that will exclude most homes from being fixed? Why doesn't the government agencies set guidelines for insurance deductibles as they have for the credit card industry?
k October 16, 2012 at 03:15 AM
What should the sentence be for a rape victim or incest victim should they seek out an abortion?
Tom Ricks October 16, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Gee....I'm not sure you can throw all of Congress in jail at the same time.....but....I like the way you think!!!!


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