President Obama hoped to rebound from a poor performance as he squared off tonight against Mitt Romney in the second of their three nationally televised debates. The incumbent Democrat and his Republican challenger were meeting for 90 minutes at the Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., in a debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The debate was being shown live on network television and C-Span, beginning at 9 p.m. Boston.com, BostonGlobe.com, and “Political Intelligence” will offer a live blog.
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