Patch's California sites welcome you to our live online discussion on the first of three presidential debates.
The debate begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to run to 7:30 p.m. Incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney square off on domestic issues including the economy at the University of Denver in Colorado.
Please join our moderated discussion as we watch the debate. As always, we ask that all comments be kept civil and respectful of our panelists and readers.
Check your local TV listings for times and stations that will cover the debate live. Then let us hear from you as you watch the candidates take questions and respond to each others answers.
Our panelist of influential California Republicans and Democrats will be adding their observations in the Cover It Live blog.
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