Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Here's how Massachusetts Republican and Democrat activists and officials responded to last night's presidential debate.
The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans became a flashpoint in Tuesday night's second debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended last night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York in a town hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 17 local influential Democrats who took the poll after the debate ended, 13 of them (76.5 percent) voted that Obama won by a large margin and four (23.5 percent) voted that the president won by a …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The town hall-style debate gave voice to questions from uncommitted voters. Who handled the issues best?
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney were in Long Island, N.Y. Tuesday night, answering questions Tuesday night from voters who said they were still undecided while also managing to go at each other. The questions covered topics that included energy costs, unemployment, immigration, tax codes and more. Wednesday morning, Patch will have flash survey results from Massachusetts political activists and leaders, both Republican and Democratic. But right now, what about you: what do you think? Who would you say 'won' this second presidential debate? Tell us in the comments sections below.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Local Democrats and Republicans across Massachusetts discussed Wednesday night's Obama-Romney debate in a live chat on Patch.
In the first presidential debate from Denver, President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments, according to local Democrats and Republicans from across Massachusetts who joined in a Patch live chat during the debate on Tuesday night. "Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird." Reader (and Governor's Council candidate) Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure." As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand according to both the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists. "…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Follow comments and insights from local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state.
Watch the replay of comments from politicos from across the state. EARLIER: Readers like you — plus local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state — will discuss tonight's presidential debate between Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room (above). Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.