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Watch the Presidential Debate at Viewing Party with Patch Oct. 3 at Novato Fire's Headquarters

Be part of a discussion surrounding the first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. This is a free event but space is limited.

Join Patch on Oct. 3 for a presidential debate viewing party at the Novato Fire District's headquarters and share your views on how the candidates' remarks addressed the issues you care about.

A limited number of spaces will be made availble to the general public for this free event. RSVP by using the form above on this page or email brent.ainsworth@patch.com to hold a spot. We're looking for Democrats and Republicans, undecided voters, small business owners, civic-minded citizens and those interested in the political process.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and we'll provide light food and beverages. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to debate between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and afterward Patch editors will talk with groups of attendees about their impressions of the debate.

Come on out! And let us know in the Comments below what issues you are most looking forward to hearing about in this first presidential debate.

mike jones September 27, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Dear patch the only people that will show up are a bunch of marin liberal freaks who wanna blame bush still that don't sound fun to me. What about bush what about bush that's all they can say because obamas record sucks so they can't run on his record.
Mark Burnham September 27, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Love that picture of Barak! The self proclaimed "Messiah" pose!
Jim L September 27, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I will be there . Please join me and bring a friend . Only one stipulation ! You must be a real Voter for this great country
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr September 27, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Please, do NOT watch the debates. They are politicians. They lie. They all lie. Look at what they have done or not done. Forget about the debates, all of them.
DavethePragmatist September 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I'll take that over the Czar of Rommunism - "make the poor work harder so the rich can get richer" and his side kick VP whose name can't be spelled without Ayn.
mike jones September 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Dave you are a fool wake up.
Susan Clark September 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Go Mitt Romney! I hope Obama and his wife have already started packing!!!
T. Allen September 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Welcome to Fox News Patch. Liberals need not read the blogs or comments as they will cause distress.
Susan Clark September 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM
One could say the same about lawyers / attorneys!!!. Bottom line, It matters who becomes our President and any third party votes are a cop-out. It's one or the other. Yes this election is the most important in my lifetime!
mike jones September 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Yes allen if you want garbage news put on msnbc.
Nancy Prince September 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Way to go Brent! You are our very own Frank Luntz.
Ventress Dugan September 28, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Jim L Grimes: Please define "real voter" ?
Bob September 28, 2012 at 02:19 PM
The debates should be a good place to listen to the candidates answer tough questions so we can decide who to vote for. But, what I see mostly is, the candidates answer with talking points that they have prepared beforehand and does not answer the question they were asked. Mostly they are comments you have already heard them say in their campaign ads.
Brent Ainsworth (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Wait, somebody believes my political alliances are showing? What evidence have I revealed?
Bob Ratto October 01, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Golly, gee, let's see...1) an ability to think for yourself; 2) taking a risk in getting a new job in very trying economic times; 3) mentoring others...those are just three off the top of my head, just sayin' (You can actually say anything at all, as long as you end it with "just sayin")

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