President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney face off in a nationally-televised town hall debate Tuesday night, and Redlands-Loma Linda voters once again must choose between local and national politics.
The second presidential debate starts at 6 p.m. Pacific, around the same time the Redlands City Council is expected to re-convene and consider a final environmental impact report and conditional use permit for the proposed Super Walmart at San Bernardino Avenue and Tennessee Street.
For those who choose to watch Obama and Romney they can expect a town meeting format, staged at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.
The moderator will be Candy Crowley, CNN chief political correspondent and anchor of CNN's State of the Union.
"The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues," according to the commission. "Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization."
All presidential debates start at 6 p.m. Pacific Time and are expected to last 90 minutes.
The third and final presidential debate is scheduled Monday Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. The moderator will be Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News, and moderator for Face the Nation.
Will you watch the presidential debate or the Redlands council? Will you try to do both?