EEW MAGAZINE POLITICAL NEWS
It’s a critical part of any presidential campaign and millions tune into watch. The first of three presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney happen tonight at 9p.m. EDT. Political pundits and pollsters say the economy is the key issue and whichever candidate can win America’s trust as the right person to handle it, will win in November.
The stakes are high says USA Today, which reports that “up to 60 million people could be tuning in for answers that will help them decide whether to continue the nation's course under Obama or move in a different direction with Romney at the helm.”
According to CNN, the format and focus of the debate is as follows:
• Three segments on the economy
• One on health care
• One on the role of government
• And one on governing leadership and style.
There is plenty of hype and fanfare surrounding tonight’s head-to-head matchup between the two men vying for a chance to lead this country for the next four years.
Huffington Post is calling it a “showdown,” noting that both men are “seasoned debaters.”
Obama faced off with McCain in 2008. Romney, though he has never gone one-on-one in a presidential debate, did get “plenty of practice thinking on his feet during the 19 multi-candidate debates during the Republican primaries.”
Clearly, Obama has the advantage since Mitt Romney is trailing in some key states.
Will you be watching?