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Patch Is Collecting 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.

If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers — — 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.

We're looking for great questions, ones that really tap into major issues confronting Americans that the organizers will want to ask the candidates.

There’s no guarantee that any of the questions will be asked during the televised debate, but the more quality questions we get, the better our chances.

The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country.

Don’t wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election.

Share your thoughts and questions in the comments!

Chris Ellefson October 06, 2012 at 01:26 AM
What level of deficit will be the tipping point from which no counrty has ever emerged the same?
Jackie C October 06, 2012 at 04:26 PM
what is your plan for our troops in Afghanistan, a country who does not want us there?
Jackie C October 06, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Pres Obama, what is your plan concerning gun control if you are re-elected? Will you continue to work towards more gun control and/or regulation?
Carla Rodriguez October 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Mr. President, Mr. Romney, at one point in time you both extolled the virtues of bipartisanship and coalition building, rather than strong-arming, in law-making. Do you think a similar approach (coalition building) should guide our foreign policy? Please explain your position and give examples of how you have lead in such a way.
Carla Rodriguez October 10, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Mr. Romney, you've said repeatedly that you don't think Obamacare is the right solution "at the federal level." However, it was based on Romneycare in Massachussets. The president even employed/consulted the architects of Romneycare, like Jonathan Gruber, who told you that Romneycare wouldn't work without the individual mandate. The individual mandate allowed Massachussets to cover more people at lower cost. Please articulate how this same principle does not work, as you have claimed, on the federal level. And why now are you characterizing the individual mandate as a "penalty." Penalty implies there is nothing received in return, when in fact, people will be insured.
Carla Rodriguez October 10, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Mr. President & Mr. Romney, you both revile, at least in rhetoric, the outsourcing of U.S. jobs. Economic globalization has benefited the U.S. consumer (with lower product costs), U.S. business (higher profits), and "foreign" countries (with much needed jobs). However, it seems like the competition for the lowest wages and environmental standards among countries to attract multinational business comes at a cost. Many nationals cannot afford the cost of the products they help make and must import those products at a higher cost. Economic inequality in these countries is still great and people feel the need to go to more developed countries to make a decent wage. I believe this has a direct impact on economic and political instability in these countries and on immigration issues for countries like the U.S. The WTO has been unsuccessful in coming to consensus on a core set of international labor standards. What role, if any, do you believe a unilateral set of labor standards will play in improving economic/political stability in foreign countries, on immigration in the US, and on the US perception overseas? Should the US be a leader and how will you lead?

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