What Time is the Vice Presidential Debate?

Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.


The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day.

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Below is more detailed information on the schedule for upcoming debates:

October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

October 16, 2012


Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

October 22, 2012


Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Sharpie October 11, 2012 at 09:57 PM
To Reaganite - Comparing the year Ross Perot ran to the deplorable condition our country is in today should be obvious to all. You're the one throwing your vote away. Give someone else a chance. Both major parties have had their chance, many times over. It's way past time for something else.
Reaganite October 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Sharpie, we are closer than you think in out ideas and beliefs. I believe the government is limited by the Constitution. The idiots in govt should provide national defense and build roads and that is all. However I am unable to convince any conservatives that this is the right way. So I either remain an angry libertarian or realize life ain't perfect and move on to get it a bit closer to my ideals. Gray has nothing to offer me, not even peace of mind if I did vote for him, because the reality is I wasted my vote.
Ben Miller October 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The simple fact is that 75% of this country has already decided on either Romney or Obama... Many of them will vote straight party. Gray has absolutely no chance of winning the election or even winning one single state. All your vote for Gray will do is allow Obama to be one vote higher, because quite frankly, Gray and Romney's stances aren't all that different, while he and Obama are miles apart. Hence, a vote for Gray is a vote for Obama.
Sharpie October 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Well, Reaganite, I suggest you build up some faith in your convictions. Defeated while you're barely trying is a sure bet nothing will change, and things probably will get worse. Don't be so certain there aren't many who wish more for our country than what we're getting. Voting differently this election is the ONLY way to not throw away your vote. You should be using your smarts to help others see the way since our exclusive Presidential debates won't help them see the light to a new earth, and a better country and world. If you can't convince conservatives, try convincing progressives; try convincing anybody. Don't just throw away everything you believe in. Don't give up. All things are possible ... w love.
Sharpie October 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM
BTW, Gary Johnson is running for the Presidency on the Libertarian ticket. Judge Jim Gray is on the Libertarian ticket as VP. And, no way are people decided. They are more sick and tired than decided.


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