Third Presidential Debate Preview: Obama vs Romney, What to Expect

The third presidential debate is scheduled for Monday, October 22, also at 9:00 PM EDT, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. The third debate, which is on foreign policy, will be moderated by 75-year-old Bob Schieffer of CBS News who will hopefully not get steamrolled like Jim Lehrer did. Schieffer has moderated this debate in the past two presidential elections.

For live coverage of the presidential foreign policy debate on Monday, including real-time analysis and coverage, see here.

It is a formal debate, à la the first at Denver University. It will cover six topics, 15 minutes each. According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, “The moderator will open each segment with a question. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Following the candidates' responses, the moderator will use the balance of the 15-minute segment to facilitate a discussion on the topic.” The six topics as selected by Schieffer and released on October 12 are: “America’s role in the world; Our longest war — Afghanistan and Pakistan; Red lines — Israel and Iran; The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism (two sections); and The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World.”

For live coverage of the presidential foreign policy debate on Monday, including real-time analysis and coverage, see here.