Tomorrow marks the day that President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet up in Denver at the first Presidential debate for the 2012 general election. Prior to the candidates facing off we need to size them up to see who may be able to deliver that knockout punch and pullout ahead of the game.
Each candidate brings certain strengths and weaknesses to the table: Obama is the President so the voter knows what he or she is getting when they walk into that voting booth and cast their vote for him. While Romney’s strength is that he is strong on his message so sticking to his points will help him tomorrow evening during the debate getting his point across.
The candidates have taken today off from the campaign trail to practice for tomorrow’s debate. Romney is in a hotel room outside of Denver rehearsing with Rob Portman playing President Obama. The President is currently in Nevada as John Kerry plays the role of Romney to help get the President get in the debate mindset.
According to a recent Pew Research Poll 51% of Americans expect President Obama to win the 1st debate while only 29% expect Romney to win. Also, 89% of the Democrats expect the President to win with only 64% of the Republicans expected Romney to win showing that for the first debate the consensus is that the President will have the winning message. But the real question is can President Obama keep the momentum up through all 3 debates and all the way into the election? Or will Romney be able to take a debate re-vamping and pull ahead in the polls, similar to that of Kerry in 2004 but take it one step forward, and surge to the finish line to become our next President? According to national polls President Obama has a lead so whether or not he can hold onto it for the next 38 days, only time will tell. On today’s show we spoke to Politico’s Jonathan Allen about our Tale of Tape. Check out what he had to say.