First 2012 Presidential Debate October 3rd – Details and Live Stream

Tonight, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will face off in the first of three Presidential debates.

Tonight’s debate will be moderated by PBS’s Jim Lehrer and will focus on domestic issues. Lehrer will be providing the candidates with questions in six 15 minute segments.

Barack Obama is largely expected to outshine Romney in the debates. He has nearly four years of experience with the issues and duties of the Presidency. Despite playing down his debating skills, Obama dealt heavy blows to McCain in the 2008 debates and is expected to maneuver around Romney in similar fashion.

The debate will be live on every major network and cable news station as well as live streamed on’s political page

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Until then, here’s a brief history of Presidential debates: