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President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach, Va. on Sept. 27, 2012. (Photo by: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Republican presiedntial nominee Mitt Romney is interviewed by Brian Williams during NBC’s Education Nation Summit in New York on Sept. 25, 2012. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
Will Mitt Romney open the debate by congratulating President Obama on his 20th wedding anniversary?
How will the candidates address poverty? And will the men vying to lead the nation for the next four years enlighten the American public about how their faith influences their lives, informs their decisions at they discuss domestic issues?
According to Georgetown’s Jacques Berlinerblau, if the 2008 debates offer any clues, we could expect silence about faith at the debate. While Robert P. Jones of Public Religion Research Institute noted that both candidates may focus on appealing to white working-class voters, but in doing so, should avoid prevailing myths about this voting bloc.
Obama and Romney will meet for three presidential debates; Wednesday’s debate at the University of Denver will be moderated Jim Lehrer. The debate will be broken up into six segments and touch on the economy, health care, the role of government and governing.
Millions prepared to watch the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign and took to social media to share their hopes and humor about the event: