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The First Presidential Debate 2012


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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) participate in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012.
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) participate in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012.

President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney stepped into the ring Wednesday night for the first presidential debate. A recent poll showed most Americans think Romney is the underdog. How did he and Obama fare? What were the night's highlights? And did we learn any new details about where each candidate stands on taxes, budget cuts, health care, or how to make Social Security sustainable? Join us for in-depth analysis of Wednesday night's debate in Denver.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bill Whalen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • George Lakoff, Richard and Rhoda Goldman distinguished rrofessor of cognitive science and linguistics at U.C. Berkeley, and author of "The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic"
  • Joseph Tuman, professor of political and legal communications at San Francisco State University, and author of "Political Communication in American Campaigns"

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