If you watch tv or listen to the radio then you've heard the campaign ads. You know it's crunch time for President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Only 33 days to go until until election day on Tuesday, November 6th.
So what are the candidates talking about? Have your political questions regarding the next four years been answered?
If you want to hear more than prepared speeches, listen in to the debate tonight. In many ways the debate is a like a job interview for the candidates—and the questions in the debate tonight might be tough. According to CNN, half of the debate tonight will be focused on the economy. Other topics open for discussion include health care and the role of government. One of the hot topics that might not get discussed is climate change. Groups including @Sierra_Club are lobbying to have this topic included.
Watch the debate with your family
If you have kids—especially kids in middle school or above—I encourage you to sit down and watch the debate together. What topics are most important to your kids and your family as a whole?
The debate will be a live broadcast starting at 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, October 3rd. PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer will be moderating the presidential debate.
Social media and the election
Of course you can follow the debate and the election on social media. Check out these Twitter accounts:
Looking for more news on the campaign to follow? Try searching on Twitter using these hashtags: #election2012 or #debate. Although it would be impossible for me to find a nonpartisan list, here are a few people or organizations to follow on Twitter:
Keeping the facts straight
Women and the election
Are you interested in women's issues regarding the campaign? Check out
Presidential Debate Schedule
- 1st debate: October 3rd, 2012, University of Denver
- 2nd debate: October 16th, 2012, Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
- 3rd debate: October 22nd, 2012, Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
- October 11, 2012, Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
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