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This coming Wednesday President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney -- going to be facing off for their first presidential debate.
-- for undecided voters style might matter even over substance.
How a candidate says something might have more impact than what he says so what does Mitt Romney need to say in Wednesday's debate.
In order to get an edge with some of the undecided voters.
Political debate coach Brett O'Donnell is my guest -- prepare John McCain for his debate with Barack Obama for years ago.
He's also work with Mitt Romney earlier in the 2012 campaign Brett welcome to the -- good to have you here.
What would you say Mitt Romney has to do more than anything else.
In order to go on to that debate and come out the winner.
At the top of the list has to be governor Romney passed a tie.
-- poor economic conditions we find ourselves in right now to the failure of the president's policies he's got to be able to litigate the case make the case.
That the policies the president has put forward have caused the economy to continue.
To go down.
Because folks believe the economy's bad right now but what they don't actually believe -- that's the president's fault.
He's got to make up -- he's got to make that case in the debate what the president standing on the stage with him.
That the president is the one to blame for the economy that we've got right now.
That there's a little bit of a delicacy going on if he acts.
Too much on the attack -- -- look like he's showing disrespect to the president.
But if he doesn't go after him very specifically as -- mentioned that he's -- look deferential like he's not capable of standing on the same stage.
Coach me is if I were Mitt Romney.
Tell me how to walk out on that stage and balance the respect to the office with without being deferential.
Well I think it's all a matter of tone and how will you address the president.
And I think as long as governor Romney addresses the president is Mr.
President with all due respect.
Your policies have failed the American people I think that it -- long as he carries a respectful tone.
He needs to be what I would say as passionately aggressive.
Meaning that he's respectful the president but yet he's passionate about making the case.
That it's the president's policies which have failed Americans and cause the economy to be even worse than it was when he took office.
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