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Ask Obama, Romney: Patch is Collecting Reader Questions for the Presidential Debate

If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.

If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you.

The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy.

Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates.

All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country.

Don’t wait until Nov. 6 to have a say in this year’s election. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Patch readers were fired up during the Oct. 3 presidential debate, talking on our live chat and joining us at watch parties throughout the suburbs:

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  • Tonight: Join Patch's Live Blog of the First Presidential Debate

You can ask questions and talk with neighbors on Lemont Patch's Facebook page, too

Kay Norfleet October 08, 2012 at 12:54 PM
How do you plan to work with Congress so that your ideas can be implemented?
Ginger1397 October 08, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Do you think that the Republicans in Congress will be more willing to work you, instead of blocking all of the job acts that could possibly help the unemployed workers including veterans?
Tim F October 08, 2012 at 04:12 PM
First of all, these questions from patch are going nowhere. However, if anyone is interested in "jobs act" bills go here and search: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/LegislativeData.php?&n=BillText&c=112 If voters took the time to look through some of these bills that are/were in Congress, they will find so many other things (pork) attached to the original purpose of the bill, that it becomes near impossible to get the bill to pass. Unless of course we just want to keep printing money that we, the current voters, will never live to see paid back.
Kerry October 08, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Ginger ,they want INTELLIGENT questions.
Glenn October 09, 2012 at 01:44 PM
This country has a ridiculously high national debt, and it just keeps growing more and more out of control. How is this problem, if ever, going to be resolved? Federal bankruptcy is just around the corner.
Edward Andrysiak October 13, 2012 at 04:26 PM
You hit a nerve Tim...it's the "attachments" that need to go. So, I would ask for a pledge to eliminate all attachments and let each bill stand and get voted on it's individual merits...up or down. What happens is they attach a lot of crap/pork to a good bill which causes some to vote it down and then, come election time, they site this one or that as not voting for a particular bill and we think they were against the main bill when it was the attachment/pork that cause the NO vote. How do we tax payers get to know the truth without one subject per bill and one vote on same. Line item veto power by the President might help as well,...if you could trust him/her for good and fair judgement.
Elinor October 15, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Mr. Romney, how would your administration's policies differ from George W. Bush's? Please give specifics.

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