Friday, October 19, 2012
Join Patch and your neighbors for a FREE debate viewing party at Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine or St. Charles 18 Cine. It's the last one of the season, with trivia, giveaways and a post-debate Q&A.
The last presidential debate of the year is upon us and once again, you can join Patch and Wehrenberg Theatres for a vewing party. We'll be at two locations on Monday night in the St. Louis area: Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine or St. Charles 18 Cine theaters, where you can share your views on how the candidates' remarks addressed the issues you care about. Get to one of the two Wehrenberg locations at 7:30 p.m., a half-hour before the debates begin, for some fun presidential trivia and a chance to win prizes. Then watch the debates on the big screen. Admission to the debate is free; concession specials will be available. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to debate between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and afterward, Patch editors will …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We asked our Red Arch and Blue Arch insiders about who won the Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and to identify highlights to attract base support and swing voters.
After the majority of both sides agreed that Mitt Romney won the first Presidential debate with Barack Obama, a flash poll of Patch's political insiders in both parties in Missouri returned to their partisan corners following Tuesday's Town Hall-style gathering in Long Island. Patch conducted a flash poll starting late Tuesday night as part of the Red Arch/Blue Arch series of surveys taking the pulse of political thought leaders heading up to the November election. Responses came from 14 Republicans and 16 Democrats. Of Republicans, 9 felt Mitt Romney won by a slim margin, 1 said it was by a wide margin, 3 were neutral and 1 participant had no opinion. Barack Obama won by a wide margin according to 10 respondents, 5 felt it was a slim …
Visitors to Patch's debate viewing parties at Wehrenberg Theatres in St. Charles gave Obama the win while the Des Peres audience gave Romney a slight edge in the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, 2012.
More than 120 people from throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles county areas took advantage of a break in the Cardinals schedule to attend debate viewing parties at two local movie theaters for Wednesday's showdown between GOP candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The consensus among viewers at the Wehrenberg St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine put Obama ahead, while watchers at Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine essentially called the matter a wash, with Romney edging out Obama but just as many declaring neither candidate victorious. In a written survey filled out after the debate, Obama's record was the center of attention for both sides. One Obama supporter said he won "because he was sincere, calm and followed through with what …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WUSTL’s Peter Kastor says relationship between style and substance important, but precarious in the town hall format.
The first presidential debate was most striking for Gov. Mitt Romney’s aggressiveness and President Barack Obama’s rhetorical reserve, but the town hall format in the second debate provides an extra challenge for the candidates, says Peter Kastor, PhD, professor of history and American culture studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The two debates also reveal one of the greatest challenges to candidates as they try to appear presidential: balancing emotional display with appropriate reserve. Kastor notes that there’s more to this than looking for smoke and mirrors. “The relationship between style and substance has often turned on a discussion of truthfulness (does a candidate use a particular style to cover the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Join Patch and your neighbors for a FREE debate viewing party at Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine or St. Charles 18 Cine. We'll have trivia, giveaways and a post-debate Q&A.
Join Patch and Wehrenberg Theatres on Tuesday for a presidential debate viewing party at two locations in the St. Louis area: Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine or St. Charles 18 Cine theaters, where you can share your views on how the candidates' remarks addressed the issues you care about. Get to one of the two Wehrenberg locations at 7:30 p.m., a half-hour before the debates begin, for some fun presidential trivia and a chance to win prizes. Then watch the debates on the big screen. Admission to the debate is free; concession specials will be available. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to debate between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and afterward, Patch editors will talk with groups of attendees regarding their impression of the debate. …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to Missourians. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patch took the pulse Republican and Democratic activists after the October 3 Presidential debate in Denver.
Political activists, and organizers on both ends of the political spectrum in Missouri are voicing agreement Thursday that fomer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney "won" the first presidential debate with Barack Obama, held Wednesday in Denver. Patch conducted a flash poll late Wednesday night as part of the Red Arch/Blue Arch series of surveys taking the pulse of political thought leaders heading up to the November election. Responses came from 11 Republicans and 14 Democrats. Nine Republicans felt Romney won the debate, as did 6 Democrats. "Wow. This was an absolute destruction. The key to a challenger is to look like he belongs w/ the most powerful man in the world, and Romney did that," responded one Repubilcan. "Obama was very off, …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Visitors to Patch's debate viewing parties at Wehrenberg Theatres were divided in St. Charles and largely in
More than 160 people from throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles county areas attended debate viewing parties at two local movie theaters for Wednesday's showdown between GOP candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The verdict: A split decision in St. Charles; Romney the winner in Des Peres. About 57 people attended the viewing party, sponsored by Patch and FOX2, at the Wehrenberg St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine; another 107 attended the party at Wehrenberg's Des Peres 14 Cine. "Obama was more specific on loopholes and tax cuts and Medicare and Social Security," said one guest, in a written survey after the debate, while another countered with, "Romney was sharp and better prepared." Of the surveys collected in St. Charles, 11 …
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Sunday, September 30, 2012
What will you be looking for to decide the difference in the first presidential debate between the nominees? And don't forget to join us for a Patch debate viewing party!
The first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney is Wednesday night. According to the plans for this first debate, at the University of Denver in Denver, CO, the focus will be on domestic policy. It is the first of three debates between Romney and Obama, all scheduled in October. A fourth debate, set for Oct. 11, will pit Vice President Joe Biden against Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan. It's going to be at Centre College in Danville, KY, with a focus on both domestic and foreign policy. But back to Wednesday. Romney has been through a veritable gauntlet of debates in the year-long-plus run-up to the GOP convention, seemingly one after another, with as many as nine challengers on stage making their case for why …