What does Romney need to do to have a good debate?
Insight from both side of the aisle
- Duration 4:04
- Date Oct 2, 2012
Insight from both side of the aisle
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Thank -- in the presidential campaigns have been trying to lower expectations.
It's a political strategy based on the idea that if voters aren't really expecting that much then there.
More likely to be impress.
-- is now GOP consultant.
-- Heavily TH Sussman and Emily -- know you look at these polls and it appears that that governor Romney is way down.
When it comes to women especially single women I know you're not about to be swayed.
Toward the Romney camp but but if you -- what do you want to try and hear the governor talk about.
Well I think that the way to governor Romney's gonna portray himself tomorrow it's all about what is he messaging.
You know President Obama is coming through with an honest conversation the American people -- another opportunity for -- not -- conversation the president did at the convention.
He will do it again to -- at the debate.
From governor Romney I mean the only time we really saw him be very -- is.
As -- -- -- the 37% the 47% he doesn't really believe that he needs to represented 47% of the American people if I was a working mother.
And I was part of it 47%.
I was a student.
As a single mother and you know as a single woman are deployed Daryn that is also part of the 47%.
I would definitely not believe that he's there to represent me.
Well you know sharing the the president says -- the expectations game again he's an average debater you know Romney is a good speaker of course we all know he's a very good debater.
I guess the question is does he have enough ammunition to debate with his his record strong enough for him to go win and really go on the offense.
President Obama is a good debater I gives good speeches.
This has its trip up he's not with the teleprompter.
But he has a very poor record -- -- when he doesn't want to talk about not heat.
It's not only trying to lower expectations for himself when he really wants to do is raise those expectations for Romney in hopes that Mitt Romney cannot -- cannot -- you -- that the high level it reached that bar.
And that's what he's trying to do bad luck if if Romney does his job right he's gonna keep.
The president and the force and beyond the defensive about his record.
About the massive unemployment the people that I have given up looking for work about the -- about Obama care about the massive amounts of spending.
And and even then.
My job and their -- because the problem is the problem with that as you said that -- is gonna get the president on the defensive he's -- laughter and -- -- you hear a lot of these -- say you know what Mitt Romney needs to do.
He's behind in this game he needs to go on offense he needs to score some points so so instead -- -- the president on his heels he needs to promote himself first what.
It -- actually he's got to do both.
And I -- gotten around me is we -- on the primaries in the debates he's.
Kind of -- gentleman he let everybody have their fifteen minutes of fame and he was more collegial with them more like colleagues who work.
And then he was sort of that that the tortoise to their hair.
I he can't do that these debates against Obama the he's got to bring his best game he's got to be strong you have to be aggressive he doesn't have to talk about Obama's record laden saying what he would do differently what he stands for saying yes to be on the offense -- have to keep a -- on the defense -- because here's the thing.
You -- -- 3% of people asked say that they it they're gonna watch these debates they -- what most people are gonna do -- hear what the outtakes are -- the one lions are and we're gonna bring into the mainstream media set yet they say they're gonna live -- it but but -- mainly me.
Let me yeah you know -- -- -- only India he had an Internet Ronnie does have to go on the offensive I think it needs to be very careful about.
It that he doesn't really doesn't like to be interrupted that we saw that during the Republican debate he you know he gets kinda.
Kind of what and he gets -- all over the place.
But then with even worse after you get interrupted and then when he starts HIV's zinger is -- beyond here that you've been practicing I mean do we remember from the Republican debate.
When he wet when he decided to bet Governor Perry the last minute 101000 dollars that was hit like all the -- that.
I don't know that's really gonna help him with middle class Americans.
There one line is it that it's like mother and a BL had to do with that Obama's record.
Gotta go -- Dakotas and -- fish Sussman thank you both think yeah well there's no there's.