** SDMB live coverage thread, 2nd POTUS debate, 10/09/2016 **

Second POTUS debate. Clinton v Trump.

Date: Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Time: 9 PM Eastern.

Location: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

All debates will be moderated by a single individual and will run from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks. As always, the moderators alone will select the questions to be asked, which are not known to the CPD or to the candidates. The moderators will have the ability both to extend the segments and to ensure that the candidates have equal speaking time. While the focus will properly be on the candidates, the moderator will regulate the conversation so that thoughtful and substantive exchanges occur.
Commission on Presidential Debates.

Although the description stated “single individual” moderation, two are listed for this debate.

Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of “This Week,” ABC

Moderator: Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN

Format: The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. The candidates will have two minutes to respond and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Live Streaming: All the major news networks will offer a free live stream as will YouTube and Twitter.

TV Channels: Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC among others.

Sources quoted above:

The format provides for 2 minute responses by the candidates, and an additional minute for further discussion. We saw how poorly that worked at the VP debate. Let’s hope the moderators have more luck than Elaine did controlling the participants in the VP debate.

Let’s hope our East coast friends are safely back in their homes by the time the debates begin.

We’re starting the drinking already?

Why not? I suspect that the Trump campaign people have.

I’d be surprised if Trump performs as poorly in this debate as he did in the first one, and because he is being graded on a curve, if he can refrain from calling Hillary names and speaks somewhat coherently, he may be declared the winner.

Seriously, I believe those who are saying Trump will not prepare for this debate, because he doesn’t have the ability to or even cares to, are wishful thinking. I think he will be better prepared. To what extent, who knows?

I haven’t stopped yet.

That was the worst debate ever.

Welcome back from the future! Did you bring pie? :slight_smile:

Has the GOP already announced Trump the winner yet?

Since the last debate…

  1. Trump has to face issues regarding the revelations he broke the Cuban embargo
  2. Trump has to direct how to handle the NY AG order, which does have a deadline of 15 days, ending on Friday, October 14th - five days after this debate
  3. Trump has a burning desire to find out who is burning him on all these tax and Foundation revelations
  4. Trump has to direct the response to the tax revelations
  5. Trump wasted days and nights fighting Machado
  6. Chris Christie has gone into hiding because of Bridgegate trial
  7. Trump is still doing rallies. He and Pence are about the only ones out there campagning for him.

People say “yeah, he’s got lawyers and staff to do this for him” aren’t thinking that lawyers and staff cannot work without direction. Since these are new events, coming at him daily, he has to think about, plan, and communicate… daily… the direction his team needs to take regarding how to perform their jobs.

So, I don’t think he’s not preparing because he doesn’t care to, he isn’t preparing because he doesn’t have the time and there are too many things pressing on him to make the preparations he is doing to be worthwhile.

I’ve heard that there have been sightings.

Still, Anderson Cooper, if any one candidate starts aggressively over-talking any other candidate… tell me that you have some very basic technology in place so that you can keep order and decorum…?

President Trump made pie illegal. On his VERY FIRST DAY!

Does anyone know WHERE the " uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization" are from? The debate takes place in MO, which is polling 49;39 for Trump at the moment. If the audience is all from MO, I would think there would be a slight Trump slant, even if these folks claim to be “uncommitted”.

At this point in the campaign, how the heck can there be “uncommitted voters”? Are they really on the fence? Are they just people who have not been paying attention? Are they some of the “all sides are terrible so whatever” types?

Where’s the fun in that? There must be some way to employ tasers.

Only domestic pie, it’s still legal to import it though.

As American as Chinese Apple Pie.

Mental hospitals? Oh, never mind, they’re pretty much ALL committed

Yeah, that was pretty bad, but the one that really got to me was the Executive Order requiring that pizza henceforth must be eaten with a knife and fork.

The bill that forced the conversion of all Popeye’s Fried Chicken’s into Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets is the one that pissed me off!

As a Cake Man…and one who stands with my Mayor Bill de Blasio on the knife-fork-pizza issue…I welcome our new Trump Overlord!

That’s just a race baiting thing. In Brooklyn we can still get Popeye’s via the Underground Railroad.

But will Chicago continue access to Harold’s? FISTS UP