Full transcript of Presidential Debate via Politico HERE (19,990 words)
For those interested, here’s Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s live commentary from his own home. Viewers are welcome to comment as well – enabled by a Google or YouTube account.
Tonight’s debate will be moderated by Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour. The 90-minute debate will be broken up into six segments of 15 minutes on topics chosen by the moderator, where each candidate is given two minutes to answer the moderator’s question. The six segments will be: Three segments on the economy, health care, the role of government, and governing (via Commission on Presidential Debates).
Below is YouTube’s live stream for the Presidential Debate, beginning at 9:00 p.m.
Other live streams are available through:
- Politico: Live pre-debate and debate coverage. See #POLITICOLive for twitter coverage.
- Ustream (via CBS News): Live look-in all day with chat room available
- ABC: Pre-show at 8:00 p.m., live coverage at 9:00 p.m., and post-coverage at 10:30 p.m.
- CNN: While their online live stream isn’t set up just yet, they have provided an easy-to-read comparison of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
- Fox News: Coverage and chat room begin at 8:45 p.m.
- While a live stream hasn’t been confirmed on their website, the University of Denver (where the debate is being held) is providing behind-the-scenes coverage.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson will also be hosting a live Google+ Hangout during the debate, providing his own commentary since he will not be at the debate.
During his visit to UNH two weeks ago, Libertarian candidate Governor Gary Johnson said social media would be his way to gaining momentum in his campaign after being excluded from the Republican National Convention and tonight’s Presidential Debate.
- Bill Clinton will be campaigning for Barack Obama at UNH this Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
- The first Presidential Debate will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time this Wednesday, October 3, 2012 on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, as well as cable news channels including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. The debate will also be live streamed online (links to follow as they become available).
- The first Vice Presidential Debate will be broadcast on Thursday, October 11th, also aired on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, as well as cable news channels including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. The debate will also be live streamed online (links to follow as they become available).