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.

Brick 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.

What would you like to see?

Don’t wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Phyllis Esposito October 07, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Why should be re-elect you if you have such distain toward two of our greatest allies; i.e., Great Britain and Israel?
carol jones October 07, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Which is better for this country compromise with congress or your way?
Mark Wauben October 07, 2012 at 04:02 PM
For Obama: If you were enrolled as a foreign student while in college...how can you claim that you are a natural born citizen? Which is it? And if you still claim to be a natural born citizen...wouldn't that mean that you attended college and received benefits as a foreign student fraudulently? If the middle class is so important to you why did you basically ignore the economy during your first term and focus on a healthcare that nobody wants, that is full of bizarre pork that has nothing to do with healthcare? Do you understand that 47% of Americans don't pay any federal taxes and that the rest of us that do have to pay taxes are sick and tired of having our hard earned pay go to your socialist programs?
Mark Wauben October 07, 2012 at 04:12 PM
for Obama: What exactly have you achieved in your first term in office, besides putting America deeper in debt? Is it true that you have taken more vacation time, and played more golf than any other president while in office in the midst of the worst economy in U.S. history? How can you expect taxpaying citizens to support you when all you do is waste our taxes on programs that waste the money that we work so hard for? How do you justify spending one trillion dollars on so-called shovel-ready jobs when there is no such thing as shovel-ready jobs?
Sal Petoia October 07, 2012 at 04:14 PM
For Obama: Why do you surround yourself with known communists and radicals, and why are you challenging Arizona for enforcing federal immigration laws, but not having your attorney general Eric Holder go after the black muslims for intimidating voters in Philadelphia?
none of yobusiness October 07, 2012 at 04:36 PM
For Obama: Why are we still in Afghanistan? Didnt you promise to have us out by now? Why is Gitmo still open? Didnt you say you were closing it up? How am I suppose to believe you after these broken promises? For Romney: Describe three experiences in which you created jobs for middle class Americans in either your public or private life? How many jobs? Do you plan to close down the war that has been financially ruining our country for the last 11 years? When? Much has been said about you strapping your dog to the roof of your car on vacation. Please explain how Im suppose to trust someone that doesnt have enough common sense to put his dog in the car with him. For all candidates: List your top three strategies to fix the economy, and please dont blame the other guys party. We all are aware the economy is broken, please stop living in the problem and live in the solution.
Tom October 07, 2012 at 06:47 PM
When will you stay out of our private affairs ?
Mzha October 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Obama: Why was our Ambassador's plea for more protectiion declined by the white house? It was in his journal, and in emails and on facebook this past June. Also, why did our country have to pay $70,000 in an apology ad to Islam for killing our Abassador and navy seals for the wrong reason our embassy was attacked. Last, why wasn't our embassy built with more secured protection?
Joseph R. & Jo Ann M. Beverly October 08, 2012 at 12:38 AM
For Obama, When are you going to start telling the truth, and stop blaming Pres.Bush for everything you and your Dems and Chicago mob have done? We the American people will not let you take over our great country with all your socialist ideas.....No Way! JMB & JRB
Concerned Citizen October 08, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Obama: Please provide one example of how you, and your administration, contributed to the ongoing success and growth of the United States of America.
Can't handle the truth October 09, 2012 at 01:27 AM
great one Mark.
Can't handle the truth October 09, 2012 at 01:30 AM
because he is a communist, why else would he be with known communists. what earthly reason. he thinks like them. he was taught from when he was a kid. Mother father, grandmother and grandfather were all commies .
Can't handle the truth October 09, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Obama why do you lie so much.???
Can't handle the truth October 09, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Good for you Joseph and Jo Ann. i'm with you.
nan October 09, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Pres O when are you, Nancy and Harry going to tell us exactly what is in your (un)affordable Health(Insurance)care bill which was not enacted in accordance with the Law of the Land (See Thomas)?
Jerseyshoregirl2 October 09, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Looking at these questions can give everyone a snapshot into the little minds of some of the people that read the Patch. It does appear to be the same people over & over again. You sound ridiculous. Mr. Romney, what exactly is your economic plan to help this country further recover from the devastating recession created by 8 year of the Bush administration? Mr. Romney, how do you plan to create jobs? Mr. Romney, what are the details of your Social Security & Medicare overhall plan? Mr. Romney, How many millions of dollars to you have in offshore accounts? Mr. Romney, why do you want get rid of the AHA when your healthcare plan in MA was the model? Mr. Romney, how do you plan to pull out of Afghanistan? What is your foreign policy? Do you want to become militarily engaged in Syria? or Iran? GIVE US DETAILS INSTEAD OF LIP SERVICE.
Mrgrumpass October 11, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Karen You have obviously drunk the BHO cool aid, to answer just a bit of your poor spin of the facts! GW inherited a recession from Clinton and then we were attracted on 911, and we recovered, during GW’s last term the economy was up for nearly 60 months. BHO presented a budget to congress and it receive "0" votes that's ZERO votes. As for SSI and Medicare what has the redundancy in the oval office done other than pull finding from Medicare to fund his new medical tax program (Obama Care)? As for the Ma Health care program it was established to help the 20% that didn't have coverage, not to dismantle the coverage that the 80% already had at the time! As for foreign policy the world LOL's at BHO he is a wimp (bowing to foreign dictators) as for Syria and Iran what has BHO done?????????BHO Impotent once more. My questions to BHO: 1. What did you accomplish your first two years in office when you controlled both houses? 2. Why haven't you put any interest into passing a budget for four years? 3. What happed to your promised transparent government? For the first 2 years of your term you and the Democratic majority held meeting behind closed door and excluded Republican participation and WHY?
Jerseyshoregirl2 October 11, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I find it very funny that Bill Clinton is brought into the conversation when the Bush Administration brought us to the brink of a great depression. He hasn't been president for 11 years! Somehow that does not deflect the state of our country in 2009. The Repub congress has filibustered more in the last 3 1/2 years than in the history of the our government to ensure that there is no bipartisanship. Apparently you don't remember that Scott Brown was sworn into office in February of 2010. President Obama had only been in office for ONE year when Scott Brown was elected which reduced the number of Democratic senators to 59. So the President could not have possibly had Congressional control for two years as the magic number is 60. another myth. I would suggest that you stop watching Faux News & read what the CBO concluded about Medicare & the Affordable Healthcare Act: The Congressional Budget Office concluded the cuts -- which do not come out of the Medicare trust fund -- actually make Medicare more efficient and extend the life of the program. You may want to read what Business Week had to say about the ACA & the claims by the R/R campaign: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-30/hey-paul-ryan-obamacare-doesnt-steal-from-medicare My comments weren't spin. Asking valid questions which obviously some people are not interested in finding answers to. Wouldn't want to confuse anybody with the facts.
Sal Petoia October 11, 2012 at 02:24 PM
So, Karen, how do you explain Obama's surrounding himself with admitted communists and known radicals? Why didn't Obama go after the black panthers for intimidating voters in Philadelphia? Why does he want to reduce our military down to a level commensurate with mid-East countries? And why does he go after Arizona for enforcing federal immigration laws? You may think this president is a saint, but I believe him to be the country's worst nightmare! You apparently like to read, so try reading "Some Dare Call It Treason". It's all spelled out there, and everything predicted about the demise of America is coming true. God help us!
Jerseyshoregirl2 October 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Well Sal...you have your opinion & I have mine. Frankly, your post has a bit of a fanatical flavor to it. However, fact checking does wonders. If people only get the stuff spewing out of Fox News then shame on them for being ignorant. Some more facts: http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/22/news/economy/obama-spending/index.htm
ellen October 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Obama was not enrolled as a foreign student when at college. That claim comes from an April Fool's article originally posted on April 1, 2009.
Mrgrumpass October 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Karen You give the same condescending remarks as do most Left Wing Obama supporter’s, “If people only get the stuff spewing out of Fox News then shame on them for being ignorant. “I pity you for drinking the BHO cool aid, there are some 25+ news outlets at our disposal Fox is the only one that seems to be closers to the center than the rest which all lean far left as well as in the tank for BHO. If an ambassador to were killed during GW’s administration the other 24 networks would be all over it but what do we get from them little or no commentary or investigation as to who’s at fault? As for the CBO, it’s like computers garbage in garbage out. If the CBO is give faulty information there conclusions will be faulty. And last my comment about Bill Clinton was to show that GW inherited a falling economy and an attack at the beginning of his administration as did BHO (who is still whining about it) this is now BHO’s show now and he has shown poor performance leading the nation! As for your comment of Oct, 9 you started off with the typical Left wing condescending attitude from the get go “Looking at these questions can give everyone a snapshot into the little minds of some of the people that read the Patch. It does appear to be the same people over & over again. You sound ridiculous.” Now who’s really ridiculous, and fanatical? I think it’s you! We all deserve our opinion you only get attacked when you attack!
Jerseyshoregirl2 October 12, 2012 at 01:01 PM
That whole Duh got the failing economy story is a ridiculous fantasy. So, the congressional budget office is wrong, economists are wrong & money watchers are wrong but Fox News is right? Again, wouldn't want to confuse anybody with the facts. You're right the Ambassador & 3 other people were killed on Obama's watch and 3000 American citiziens were killed while George Bush was on his 180 day vacation....really? Hey go vote for Romney - it's your right. I'm almost hope they win so that you get what you want (although I'm too afraid for the future of my kids, rights of women & direction this country will go in to really mean it).
Sal Petoia October 12, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Karen: You did not respond to the concerns I addressed about the Obama presidency, but instead make unfounded accusations.... typical of many who support Obama's left wing agenda.


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