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What Business Leaders Want to Hear in the Next Presidential Debate

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Friday, October 05, 2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during their first debate. (Alex Johnson/WGBH)

The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney focused on jobs and the economy but left some pundits asking for more specifics.

This week on WNYC's Money Talking, contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time weigh in on what business leaders think was left out or glazed over in Wednesday night's debate and what they hope will be brought up next time.

The president and the former governor of Massachusetts will meet for their second head-to-head match-up on October 16 at Hofstra University on Long Island. The third and last presidential debate comes less than a week later.

Nocera and Foroohar also discuss the upcoming debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, the lawmaker behind proposals to shrink the federal budget and reform Medicare.

Hosted by:

Charlie Herman

Contributors:

Rana Foroohar and Joe Nocera

Comments [2]

Michael Finegan from Clifton, New Jersey

I didn't think either of the candidates addressed the issues; they danced around them. I heard a lot of catch phrases, but nothing specific.

Oct. 05 2012 10:30 AM
neo

Your only comment is that Romney wasn't detailed enough on how he was going to make it work??? NYT and TIME and NPR are doing exactly what Axelrod(Goebbels) told them to do "Get out there and get to work!! (On Romney)"... You all have no credibility...

Oct. 05 2012 08:19 AM

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