Not going to be near a television tonight when President Barack Obama debates his GOP rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney? No problem, because you can watch the debate via free live stream.
There are a number of options for catching tonight’s Obama-Romney debate, which gets underway at 9 p.m. EST from the University of Denver, on the Internet.
YouTube, for the first time in its history, will be providing a free live stream of a presidential debate courtesy of ABC News and Yahoo News. You can watch the debate between Obama and Romney at the video sharing website’s Politics Hub, which you can access via this link.
Although the debate doesn’t start until 9 p.m., YouTube’s live stream coverage kicks off at 8 p.m., apparently for some pre-debate commentary and what to expect from Obama and Romney.
For more pre-debate live stream coverage, head to Politico. The website also offers full coverage and analysis of the debate as well.
The website 2012presidentialelectionnews.com embedded the YouTube live stream on its website. Here is the link to watch the debate there.
Television networks are not abandoning their audiences on the Internet. ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox News all have live streams set up online for you to watch the debate.
Tonight’s debate is the first of three between Obama and Romney.
Moderated by PBS NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer, the debate will focus on domestic issues.
According to the Commission on Presidential debates, the non-profit, non-partisan commission that sets the rules for the events, Lehrer has chosen the economy (three segments,) health care, the role of government and governing as the debate topics.
The debate will devote 15 minutes to each of the six segments, according to the commission.
Next week, Vice President Joe Biden will debate GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan at Centre College in Danvilly, Ky. The Oct. 11 debate will be the only one between Biden and Ryan. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News, will serve as moderator.
Obama and Romney will next go toe-to-toe Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The town hall-style debate will be moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley.
The third and last debate between the two presidential contenders will be held Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and “Face The Nation” host, will moderate the final debate.
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