Hi everyone, we'll get started in about 20 minutes
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:39:29 AM
Good evening everyone. I'm Brian Monkman and I hail from Oakville, Ontario. I am living just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and am working in IT Security. I am an independent and a fiscal conservative/social liberal.
by Brian Monkman 10/17/2012 12:43:10 AM
Welcome, Brian! Thanks for joining us tonight
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:44:02 AM
by Brian Monkman 10/17/2012 12:44:28 AM
While we wait for everyone to join us, here's what our experts say each campaign needs to do: Obama must exude confidence, Romney can’t be robotic: www.theglobeandmail.com
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:44:41 AM
Hey Brian, if you were at the debate tonight, what question would you ask Obama and Romney?
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:48:05 AM
Hello, I'm Meredith Miller, and I'm a strategic communications professional from Toronto living in Pittsburgh, PA.
by Meredith Miller 10/17/2012 12:50:37 AM
I would ask them to provide specific details on their plans to lift the U.S. out of the economic mess we are in.
by Brian Monkman edited by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:50:41 AM
by Brian Monkman 10/17/2012 12:51:08 AM
Hello. I am Tim Winegard from Sarnia, Ontario, now living in Grand Junction, Colorado. I am a professor of history at Colorado Mesa University.
by Timothy Winegard 10/17/2012 12:51:13 AM
Welcome, Tim! Thanks for joining us
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:51:48 AM
And welcome, Meredith. Glad to have you with us tonight
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:52:32 AM
Hello! I'm Jenny Zhang from Toronto (via Kingston and Ottawa), and I currently work in advertising in North Carolina.
by Jenny Zhang 10/17/2012 12:52:56 AM
Hi Jenny! Thanks for joining us for your second Globe live blog appearance
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:53:37 AM
Good evening everyone - my name is Affan Chowdhry, multimedia reporter with the Globe and Mail. I've been following the U.S. election campaign closely. And I see our expats are joining us this evening - welcome to all! Thanks Melissa for moderating. Really looking forward to tonight's debate and everyone's comments.
by Affan Chowdhry 10/17/2012 12:53:52 AM
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:55:14 AM
Hi Keegan, thanks for following along with us
by Melissa Whetstone 10/17/2012 12:56:39 AM
Just minutes away now, my quick take.
Good night for Obama: exude energy, sharpness and a passion for the job of President of the United States. Deliver attacks against Mitt Romney for his “47 per cent” comment and his Bain Capital record – while looking presidential. Tough job. Will Obama go there on those attacks - and how will he go there?
by Affan Chowdhry 10/17/2012 12:57:36 AM
Will we see a presidential Obama tonight or Obama the street fighter?
by Brian Monkman 10/17/2012 12:57:44 AM