Tuesday, October 23, 2012
More than $650 raised for Friends of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Libraries.
More than 150 people turned up at Nighttown restaurant and jazz club last night to watch the last presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. More than $650 was raised to benefit the Friends of Cleveland Heights-University Heights Libraries. Nighttown owner Brendan Ring also pledged to donate an equal amount to Dee Perry's "Around Noon" program on WCPN. Journalists from Japan's national public broadcasting channel interviewed attendees about the election. One attendee won a drawing for a $200 Nighttown gift certificate.
Both parties thought the debate would earn their candidate more Ohio votes.
The outcome of the third and final presidential debate again depends on who you support—local Democrats overwhelmingly thought that President Barack Obama won, while local Republicans said the debate belonged to Mitt Romney. But many members of both parties were sure that the national media would declare Obama the winner. About 86 percent of the Democrats thought that would be the case—the rest thought it would be declared neutral—and about 48 percent of Republicans thought the media would give the debate to Obama. Only 28 percent thought it would go to Romney, with the rest saying the media would declare it neutral. The surveys were part of Patch’s Red/Blue Northeast Ohio series. There were 25 local Republicans and 14 local Democrats who…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met up for the third and final debate Monday night—who do you think should be declared the winner?
With the third and final presidential debate complete, Patch wants to know: who do you think won? President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on Oct. 22 to debate matters of foreign policy. The topics ranged from America's role in the world to pulling the troops out of Afghanistan. The candidates even left foreign policy at times to discuss some domestic issues, like education. Who do you think won Monday’s debate? Take our poll and tell us why in the comments. Check back on Tuesday to see what Patch's Red/Blue Northeast Ohio poll participants thought about the final debate.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Here are details on Monday's debate on foreign policy between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Democratic candidate Barack Obama.
The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. The format for this one will be identical to the first debate and the focus will be on foreign policy. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Patch is co-hosting a Debate Watching party at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights and the public is welcome. Hosting your own debate watching party? Share it in the comments. Below is more detailed information on Monday night's debate. It is the final debate before Election Day. October 22, 2012 Presidential The format …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Come join Patch and Nighttown for an evening of politics and fun.
Spent the last presidential debate watching at home? Come watch Monday's debate -- the last of the election year -- at Nighttown with your friends or spouse! We'll have several large-screen televisions, lots of Patch freebies and a convivial atmosphere. And, of course Patch editors will be there, live-tweeting and posting stories and photos on Cleveland Heights Patch, Shaker Heights Patch and Beachwood Patch. Tickets are $5 with all proceeds going to Friends of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library. Additionally, Nighttown will match your donation and give it to WCPN 90.3FM in support of "Around Noon" with host Dee Perry. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The debate gets under way at 9 p.m. A similar event for the first presidential …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Respondents from both parties thought the national media would declare Barack Obama the winner.
So who won Tuesday night’s debate? Depends on who you ask. Local Democrats surveyed by Patch were enthusiastic about the second presidential debate, with all respondents saying that President Barack Obama won, and most saying that he won by a wide margin. They were also confident that the national media would declare the president the overall winner of the night. The local Republicans Patch surveyed had faith in their candidate, but they weren’t as confident in the media. The majority thought Mitt Romney won, with a few calling the debate neutral and one saying that Obama came out as the winner. But nearly half said that Obama would be declared the winner by the national media; only about 28 percent thought that Romney would be. Some of …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated issues of domestic and foreign policy Tuesday night in New York—who do you think did best?
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is done. The candidates met at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Oct. 16 and debated a variety of topics from equal pay for women to immigration reform to foreign security in a town hall format. Citizens—undecided voters chosen by the Gallup Organization—had the chance to ask the candidates questions during the meeting. Who do you think won Tuesday’s debate? Take our poll and tell us why in the comments. Check back Wednesday to see what Patch's Red/Blue Northeast Ohio poll participants thought.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
We're joining together again to bring you another great evening.
We had so much fun with the first Presidential Debate Watch Party at Nighttown, we couldn't resist doing it again. Patch and Nighttown are partnering up to host one more event for the last presidential debate on Monday, Oct. 22. Come and root for your candidate! We'll have large-screen televisions and will be passing out Patch freebies, live-tweeting, Facebooking, and, of course, posting stories and photos on Cleveland Heights Patch, Shaker Heights Patch and Beachwood Patch. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The debate gets under way at 9 p.m. More than 250 people attended the first party, so it's sure to be a fun evening. Cover charge is a $5 donation to the Friends of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. Everyone who pays…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The election is just about a month away, and Patch wants to know what you think about the candidates, the issues and everything in between.
Whether you’re a longtime Republican, a loyal Democrat, a staunch third-party supporter or a life-long independent, one thing is true: You have an opinion. And Patch wants to hear it. While the blogs on Mayfield-Hillcrest Patch are open to any topic, I thought the month leading up to the 2012 presidential election was a good time to let locals know that politics has a platform here. Wherever you stand on the issues — and regardless of whether your passion is national politics or local issues — you can blog about it on Patch. If you’d like to get started, it’s simple and free. Simply log in to Patch and click the start a blog link on the front page. Blogs can be long or short: it’s up to you. You can also add photos, videos or PDFS, as …
Monday, October 8, 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.
Monday, October 8, 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 you. 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 field questions from web users across the country. Don’t …