The first presidential debate is this Wednesday evening in Denver, Colorado.
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There are four debates this election cycle – three of which will be presidential debates and one which will be a debate between the two vice presidential candidates.
The presidential debates will be between President Barack Obama and the GOP’s presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The vice presidential debate will be between Vice President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney’s running mate, United States Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
The first debate will be on October 3, 2012 and the topic will be domestic policy. It will be held at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado at 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This debate, just as the other three, is sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
The second debate will be on October 11, 2012, and it will be the one vice presidential debate. The topic will be foreign and domestic policy. It will be held at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky at 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The third debate will be on October 16, 2012. This presidential debate will be of the town meeting format and will include debates regarding foreign and domestic policy. The debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The debate will be from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The final debate will be on October 22, 2012. This – the third – presidential debate will be held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The topic will be foreign policy. It will be broadcast from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The formats of the four debates will be quite similar to the 2008 presidential debates.
According to the 2012 presidential election news website, the Commission on Presidential Debates will be handling the tickets for admission to the debates. Due to the television studio format, seating is extremely limited. Typically, most tickets are given to the students and faculty of the universities where the debates are being held through a lottery system. Other tickets are given to friends and families of the campaigns and the media.
Persons interested in obtaining tickets are advised to contact the individual schools that are hosting the debates.
The primary source of this article is the 2012 Presidential Election News web site.