The presidential debates, round one

    So many questions. Why did President Obama tolerate the bullying, interrupting, repetitive assertions by Romney without responding with passion, strength and facts?

    Why did Jim Lehrer allow Romney to take over and run the show, rigging it so he got the last word on almost every exchange?

    Will Obama bother to show up for the second round?

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.