Tonight, October 3 2012, will be the first of three presidential debates. All of the major television networks will carry the debate live starting at 9pm EST / 8pm CST. The debate will feature questions to GOP challenger Gov. Mitt Romney and President of the United States Barack Obama. In elections past, television debates between the two top presidential candidates have proven to be very decisive in how millions of Americans vote on Election Day.
Most polls show the national horse-race between President Obama and Gov. Romney dead even. However, in the critical swing states which will decide victory or defeat - President Obama is ahead in most polls. That means that Gov. Romney must make a strong showing in the first debate tonight in order to close the gap in those seven or eight swing states. That means that Gov. Romney must make a strong showing in the first debate tonight in order to close the gap.
Television news coverage of presidential elections in the United States has really deteriorated over the past few decades. Now, most TV outlets are very liberal in their reporting of election news - with the exception of Fox News where the coverage is 100% conservative. I wish there was a moderate leaning television news network, but I have yet to find it. TV experts rightly claim that a moderate news operation in the year 2012 would likely go bankrupt, because no one would watch it. That's is why we are so fortunate to have the Internet with independent blogs and videos to get the word out.
At least in 2012 voters will have a clear and huge difference to pick from in the election for President of the United States. No two men could be more different in the way they see the future of the country than are Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. In many ways, the presidential election of 2012 will be a watershed event that could change the way the US government operates for years to come. Sadly - during tonight's first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado - the winner and loser will be picked by the media based on silly sound bites or one line zingers, rather than what is actually important to the American people.
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