First US presidential debate: Obama v Romney

Key points

  • President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clash on the economy in the first of three presidential debates
  • The rivals addressed domestic policy in their first face-to-face meeting of the campaign, 34 days before the election
  • The 90-minute debate also focused on healthcare, the deficit and government's role. All times MDT (GMT -6)

Live text


  • Taylor Brown 
  • Jude Sheerin 

Last updated 4 October 2012

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