Did the Presidential Candidates Answer Debate Questions Directly with Solutions?
How do you feel Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama did in terms of specifically addressing how they will move the country ahead?
President Barack Obama entered the ring ready to spar Tuesday night as he and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tangled over the economy, job creation, trade, energy, immigration, the auto-industry bailout, inequities for women workers and other issues posed at a town hall debate held at Hofstra University.
Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent, moderated the town-hall format debate, trying to keep the candidates to two-minute responses to questions posed by some of the 82 uncommited voters from New York City gathered at the university's Long Island campus.
Obama, who had been criticized after the first presidential debate for not being aggressive enough in challenging Romney, showed a different side Tuesday. Both men appeared energetic and more confrontational, sometimes questioning, interrupting or disputing the claims made by their opponent.
At least on Facebook and Twitter, some people seemed to feel that the candidates weren't directly answering the questions posed or got off topic—or that they said what they would do if elected but didn't offer substantial details about how they'd achieve that.
What do you think? Vote in our poll. And tell us in comments why you feel or don't feel the candidates directly answered the questions posed by the uncommitted voters.