First Presidential Debate 2012

Obama Lacks Populist Policies

October 4, 2012

Jeff Cohen: The way to defeat Romney is to say he’s an agent of the 1 percent. The problem is that Obama’s policies for years have really helped the top 1 percent and have not been that great for middle-class Americans

Debate Showed a Complete Lack of Vision

October 4, 2012

Karen Dolan: Obama didn’t refute "trickle down government" and accepted need to cut social security

The Debate: What They Didn’t Talk About

October 3, 2012

Bruce Dixon, Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, on first Presidential debate

The Debate: Why Didn’t Obama Defend his Record?

October 3, 2012

James Henry: Obama has accomplishments he could have defended, but he was more concerned with appearance than substance

The Debate: Why Didn’t Obama Attack the Bush Years?

October 3, 2012

Jeff Faux: The similarity of positions and Obama’s refusal to explain the real causes of the crisis gave the debate to Romney

The Debate: A Masterful Liar Defeats a Man Without Conviction

October 3, 2012

Leo Panitch: Romney’s defense of small banks, small businesses and the middle class is disingenuous, but Obama share’s too many of the same assumptions to counterattack

The Debate: A Sorry Affair

October 3, 2012

Tom Ferguson: Neither candidate presented a vision that will solve the crisis