Highlights of the second presidential debate
U.S. President Barack Obama and his rival for the White House Mitt Romney faced off for the second of America’s traditional presidential debates last night, in a bid to seize the support of American voters ahead of the U.S election on November 6.
The pair had met on stage for the first time two weeks earlier to spar over domestic issues, with Romney declared the ‘winner’ of the tussle by many, with some polls going as far indicated that Obama’s lead over Romney had been erased.
With voting already open, and less than two and a half weeks to go before polls close, time is fast running out for the two presidential hopefuls to secure the support of voters, cranking up the importance of last night’s debate from the start.
Would challenger Romney be able to maintain the momentum following the opening debate? Or would President Obama fight back and rediscover his usual confident groove? Click through the gallery to find out what went down in the second presidential debate.