ABC News: Housing Crisis Is Absent From Debates
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What if the presidential candidates never debated one of the biggest reasons for the economic collapse?
The wave of home foreclosures that helped trigger the Great Recession affected people from all walks of life, and it had a particularly devastating effect on the Latino community. But so far the topic has hardly come up during the first two debates. The word "foreclosure" has been uttered only once during 180 minutes of combined discussion between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
So why haven't the candidates, or moderators, debated the topic? Both candidates have struggled to find their footing on the issue. And housing policy can tend to be less sexy than, for instance, Iran's singular quest to acquire nuclear weapons or the "47 percent."