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    Posted October 3, 2012 by
    k3vsDad
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    Final presidential debate: Unanswered questions

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    President Dodges Answering Question as He Defends the ACA

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     k3vsDad, a moderate Independent, of Farmersburg, Indiana, asked Obama why he didn’t focus primarily on jobs in his first two years in office. 'The President dodged the question when posed by Romney for why he did not focus on the economy and jobs rather than the Affordable Care Act. The President rather than responding mounted a defense of the ACA. I was disappointed, but not surprised. The ACA is his signature domestic achievement.'
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    On September 27th, I responded to a CNN iReport assignment calling for asking both presidential candidates, President Barack Obama  and Mitt Romney, an individual question or a question for both. At that  time, I chose to ask one of both as well as an individual question for  each candidate.

    Here is what I asked of the President:

    Mr. President, why did you not focus primarily on jobs and the economy during your first 2 years in office?

    It was interesting that Romney in the debate actually broached the subject with the President.

    The  President went into a defense of the Affordable Care Act and said  nothing about not focusing on why he did not focus more on the economy  and jobs. The President spoke of how that even though people's health  insurance premiums were going up, eventually healthcare costs should get  lower.

    But what has that to do with the here and now?

    People's wallets and pocketbooks are feeling the pain now.

    From the Cornfield, Round 1 tonight goes to Romney.

    What will Rounds 2 and 3 bring us?

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