Obama, Romney Set to Debate at Hofstra

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Tomorrow night's town hall-style debate at Hofstra will give undecided voters a chance to ask the candidates some questions of their own.

President Obama and Gov. Romney are set to debate at Hofsta University in Uniondale on Tuesday night.  Undecided voters, selected by the Gallup Organization, will be able to present the candidates with questions on foreign and domestic topics in a town hall-style event.  Candidates will each have two minutes to respond to the questions.

The stakes have risen since the first debate, with a focus domestic policy, which drew a lot of criticism for Obama, who analysts say was less-than-aggressive.  Romney presented himself as more comfortable on stage than Obama, and more effectively appealed to the undecided voters with a message of bipartisanship.  The debate gave a boost to the Romney-Ryan campaign.
Last week’s Vice Presidential debate swung the pendulum back the other way, with an aggressive Joe Biden trumping Republican candidate Paul Ryan.  Biden was able to challenge Ryan’s budget and his plan for Medicare, and suggested that Romney was indifferent to the middle and working class Americans, now infamously known as the 47 percent.
CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley will be moderating the debate at Hofstra.  Time Magazine reported both campaigns, eager to avoid follow-up questions by Crowley, are working together to limit the role of the moderator at the town hall-style event. 
Despite criticisms following the first debate, Reuters reported on Sunday that Obama is leading in early voters.  
The debate will begin at 9 P.M. EST Tuesday night.
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joanzeng Oct 16th, 2012 05:49 AM

Based on my understanding, no matter which side voters stay, Gods, by the hands of the voters, will choose the one who stand the side of  justice in the great moral crisis. "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis." - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (1265-1321), from the Divine Comedy
I will vote for the one, who answer the questions and will to figure out the issues as below standing the side of  justice.
1--how can you help put an end to the atrocity that has been referred to as 'a new form of evil on this planet.'? serious allegations and testimony implicating Chinese hospitals and doctors in the practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners, to allegedly include from living practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, Uyghurs, Tibetans and House Christians. 
Approximately one-fourth of the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives has co-signed a letter asking the Secretary of State to "release any information" the department has "relating to transplant abuses in China." 
A "dear colleague" letter from Congressmen Robert E. Andrews (D-N.J.) and Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.) asking their fellow House members to co-sign the letter to Clinton states that "serious allegations suggest unimaginable abuses have occurred" in the practice of organ transplantation in China. 
The letter to Clinton asks in particular for the release of documents regarding organ harvesting that former Chongqing deputy mayor Wang Lijun may have transmitted during his stay in the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on Feb. 6. 
"If such evidence was received and brought to light," the letter states, "measures could be taken to help stop such abominable abuses." 
Out of a total House membership of 435, 106 representatives from 33 states signed the letter to Clinton, as of Oct. 3 when sponsorship closed. 
2--How can you take action to stop importing the Slave labor products, the products from production workers in prisons and labor camps of China? It would be meaningful that any point of work plan.
  Since the government began in 1999, Jiang Zemin all-pervasive repression and Falun Gong practitioners illegally detained people, the Chinese labor camp system forced slave labor products being illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners phenomenon is very common in China's labor camps, more than 100,000 the number of Falun Gong practice people is not only illegal detention, subject to double on the mental and physical torture, and being labor camp slavery, forced production of slave labor products, long-term labor in when labor camps harsh environment super; able to fulfill the quota of sleep deprivation or punishment; refused to do forced labor products to be subjected to torture; often arbitrarily extend the period of Falun Gong practitioners illegally detained in order to obtain cheap labor, labor camps; physical and mental double devastation and damage caused to the Falun Gong practitioners. 
Most of these products are exported to over 30 countries and regions including the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.  In addition, due to the extremely low cost of slave labor products in the international market, these cheap products attractive and competitive, so that some of the foreign companies violated national and international laws (in many countries banned the import and sale of slave labor products), participation joint venture to produce and help imports, sales forced slave labor products. 

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