By Vanessa A. Daniels/EEW MAGAZINE
President Obama sat down Wednesday for an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer to discuss his first debate performance. “Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad night. It's not the first time," he admitted, but promised that the second time, things would be different.
"This was one event. We've got four weeks to go. Nobody is going to be fighting harder than I am," Obama spoke confidently to Sawyer and also admonished the American people to watch his second attempt. "What they need is to make sure they tune in on Tuesday next week."
If anyone thought the president was discouraged by his round-one defeat, think again.
"If you have a bad game you just move on, you look forward to the next one, and it makes you that much more determined," he said.
It looks like he’s amped and ready to bring is his A-game.
After a very strong performance in last week’s debate, several polls reflect that Governor Romney’s performance boosted his ratings.
According to ABC news, “Obama and Romney are tied with 48 percent each in the latest national Gallup tracking poll, conducted Oct. 3 through Oct. 9. It has a margin of error of two percentage points.”
Though some political leaders are hesitant to admit mess-ups and shortcomings, Obama owned up to his mistakes. In fact, he revealed that his wife Michelle Obama has been instrumental in helping whip him into shape.
"Michelle is always my best adviser, my toughest critic," Mr. Obama told Sawyer. "We've been married 20 years. We've gone through all kinds of ups and downs. And I think that's true of the American people as well. And I think what folks ultimately have focused on is…those lasting principles, those foundational principles that make this moment so important."
What are your thoughts? Will you be tuning in for the second debate?