ANALYSIS: Obama said he will close tax loopholes that allow employers to deduct the cost of their expenses if they move off-shore. That's a key tax break for many companies. Romney has not been as specific when he talks about loopholes and which ones he will close.
Crowley, trying to wrap up debate, nonetheless asks how do you return manufacturing back to US?
Romney says answer is easy: leveling the playing field.
Also, he says America “has to be the most attractive place for entrepreneurs.”
Obama retorts, “There are some jobs that will never come back, because they are low-wage, low-skill jobs. I want high-skill, high-wage jobs.”
Man asks final question to Romney: What do you believe is the biggest misperception the American people have about you as a man and as a candidate.
Romney thanks him for the chance to define himself. He says he is not as has been defined by the president’s campaign.
“I care about 100 percent of our people,” says Romney, raising his controversial “47-percent” comment himself for the first time in the night.
Then he segues to how he has been compassionate as a Mormon missionary, and how he saved the Olympics, and got people insured as governor of Massachusetts.
“I understand we can get this country going again. We don’t have to settle,” he says.
ANALYSIS: Romney: The biggest misconception is that I don't care about people - all of them. Here we are in October 2012 - almost 20 years after Romney first entered politics - and he's still fighting the perception that he's a cold-hearted capitalist. Oh, and here's the 47 percent bit. Obama was saving it for his kicker.
And with that, the 2nd debate between Obama and Romney is done. #debates
The next debate will be at Boca Raton, Florida, next week (Tuesday morning in Manila). #debates
ANALYSIS: So now, it's clear Obama was saving the 47 percent attack for his closing argument, knowing he would get the last word. That turns out to be pretty smart, because it leaves those words in viewers' heads without giving Romney a chance to rebut.