Soledad O'Brien giving the breakdown of the focus group who will be handling the "squiggly lines" on the screen tonight. Undecided and likely voters who will be weighing in.
Tonight is Obama’s 25th prez debate (19 primary, 6 gen elex)
It appears people most want to hear the candidate's answer about "America's role in the world." One note - while the debate goes on, tell us whether the candidate answered or dodged each question. We'll compile the votes and see who you think answered or dodged more.
"I need someone to rock my world tonight," says one of the #CNNUndecideds. Well - we'll see what happens. #CNNDebate
I'm on CNN tonight offering my thoughts on the foreign policy themed presidential debate taking place in #Florida. #CNNdebate
Here comes Bob Schieffer now, addressing the crowd. We're listening in.
Lynn college president says "we are thrilled" by presence of Obama and Romney on their campus tonight.
Bob Schieffer is holding a purple notebook, to go with his purple socks (which he always wears).
Moderator Bob Schieffer is CBS News' chief Washington correspondent and has been host of "Face the Nation" since 1991
Roger Ebert MT @RossMallioux: Potus, who informed u initially that youtube video was the cause of Libya? @AriFleischer @oreillyfactor
Moderator Bob Schieffer asks audience to be "as quiet as mice" during the debate, which lasts 90 minutes and begins in six minutes, live on CNN.
Debate moderator Bob Schieffer also did 2004 & 2008 debates. But this is his 1st in purple socks. #cnndebate
CNN's Candy Crowley, host of "State of the Union" and moderator of the last presidential debate in New York, on CNN now talking with Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist, and Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, about the moments before the candidates step on stage and the importance of their closing arguments.
McCain's the only person to have debated both Obama & Mitt, but Mitt's not the only one to debate both Obama & McCain. The other? Alan Keyes
A senior Romney aide says the candidate is "nervous" and has a bit of an upset stomach.
History note: 6 incumbent presidents have engaged in a foreign policy debate. In 4 cases, the challenger seen as winner. #cnndebate
"The questions are mine, and I have not shared them" with the candidates or campaigns, moderator Bob Schieffer says.
Romney back to red tie tonight, Obama goes with blue. Had swapped during last debate. #CNNDebateClock is monitoring speaking time, check it out on the CNN screen.
This is Obama's 10th solo prez #debate: 4 primary, 6 general. Romney's 3rd, all general. #cnndebate
It's different in the hall. It's totally dark in here.
We start right away with Libya. Romney will get first question.
Back to blue tie Obama, red tie Romney. Just like the first debate. (In case you forget who's on which side.) #CNNDebate
FIRST QUESTION (to Romney): Give your thoughts on the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.
1st question: Libya. Unclear what the question is. He asks Romney to explain why he says this is unravelling of foreign policy.
If I'm Romney I don't attack first. Be a world leader first.