The first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney on domestic issues
The IDEA Guide to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Debates
by: International Debate Education Association
The Guide begins with an essay placing presidential debates in an historical context. A series of 17 essays then offer historical background and explain both candidates’ positions on 17 key issues. The issues included are: Afghanistan, Campaign Finance, China, Education, Environment, Executive Power in Foreign Policy, Foreign Aid and Development, Healthcare, Immigration, Iran, Gay Marriage, National Debt, Public Safety and Civil Liberty, Russia, Taxes, Unemployment, Unions and Public Employees.