The 2nd match-up between Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. is important for both candidates. Romney has been inching closer to Obama in the polls almost every day since their first debate and both candidates have something to prove tonight.
Pres. Obama needs to be more engaged than he was last time and prove he's "got some fight in him." Romney needs to show that his first performance wasn't a fluke. They both need to connect with undecided voters, not just those who will be asking the questions at tonight's town hall debate, but also those watching at home. So who can do that best?
Be sure to tune into PoliticsNation at 6pm ET tonight for our preview, and msnbc for the rest of the night for pre and post-debate coverage including Rev. Al Sharpton. The debate begins at 9pm ET.