Hi everyone, we'll get started in about 20 minutes. In the meantime, here's what our strategists say each campaign needs to do tonight: www.theglobeandmail.com
by Melissa Whetstone 10/23/2012 12:41:44 AM
Polls ahead of the debate have Romney and Obama neck and neck: www.theglobeandmail.com
by Melissa Whetstone 10/23/2012 12:48:08 AM
Hi everyone. I'm Meredith Nelson and I have lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for the past seven years. I am currently focusing on raising my kids and serving my community but I used to be an Ottawa-based management consultant.
by Meredith Nelson 10/23/2012 12:49:21 AM
Hi, this is Jonathan Li. I'm originally from Toronto. I'm currently a medical student living in Chicago.
by Jonathan Li 10/23/2012 12:49:56 AM
Hi Jonathan and Meredith, two of our expats joining us tonight. Welcome!
by Melissa Whetstone 10/23/2012 12:51:00 AM
Hey, everyone. Jeff Gebhart. I'm originally from Saskatchewan, currently working as an IT professional in Tennessee.
by Jeff Gebhart 10/23/2012 12:51:23 AM
And welcome to you Jeff. Thanks for joining us.
by Melissa Whetstone 10/23/2012 12:52:04 AM
Glad to be here.
by Jeff Gebhart 10/23/2012 12:52:26 AM
Hi, all. I figure we'll all start to get nostalgic around 10:00, when we realize this is the last time we get to do one of these for a while.
by Adam Radwanski 10/23/2012 12:52:42 AM
by Jennifer Khurana 10/23/2012 12:52:46 AM
Good evening everyone - my name is Affan Chowdhry, I'm a multimedia reporter with the Globe and Mail. And I've been covering presidential election. Really excited about tonight's debate. Hello Melissa - thanks again for moderating. And welcome to our Globe expats living in the U.S. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
by Affan Chowdhry 10/23/2012 12:52:57 AM
Hello Adam - we meet again.
by Affan Chowdhry 10/23/2012 12:53:23 AM
Welcome, Jennifer and hello to Adam and Affan.
by Melissa Whetstone 10/23/2012 12:53:49 AM
Oops, sorry, hit enter too soon...Hi everyone, this is Jennifer Khurana. I'm a lawyer who works in international humanitarian law and human rights. I am from Toronto but grew up in Ottawa and currently live in Washington, D.C.
by Jennifer Khurana 10/23/2012 12:53:52 AM
Just a few minutes till the debate gets under way. What's everyone hoping to see tonight from Obama and Romney?
by Melissa Whetstone 10/23/2012 12:54:45 AM
And there is CBS's Bob Schieffer - tonight's moderator - who I will remember from the 2012 race for distilling the presidential race in a question to Obama adviser David Axelrod: "What ever happened to hope and change?"
by Affan Chowdhry 10/23/2012 12:54:59 AM
Was somewhat distressed to read that only 4% of Americans identified foreign policy as being of importance to them...so I wonder how many people will tune in to this tonight as opposed to the other two Presidential debates.
by Jennifer Khurana 10/23/2012 12:55:02 AM
I think this debate is going to be fascinating. Foreign policy hasn't played the role I think it should have yet here we are down to this final debate and it could be a make or break event for either candidate. I think people a watching tonight for a credible Commander in Chief.
by Meredith Nelson 10/23/2012 12:55:10 AM
Affan and I keep meeting in different venues. Next we're going to start communicating by hologram.
by Adam Radwanski 10/23/2012 12:55:34 AM