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A live look inside the debate hall the University of Denver few hours away now millions of you will be watching as President Obama -- governor Romney make their cases to America.
But what does history tell us about these debates and what it takes to win.
William -- deaths is live in LA on this -- good morning.
-- -- go to debate camp that candidates study -- cram their heads with dates and numbers and statistics.
But what do we remember history tells us the voters take away is often captured the moment and what that reveals about the candidate's character.
Do we want four more years of trillion dollar deficits.
While Romney and Obama sharpen their talking point -- cutting our deficit by four trillion dollars.
Making sure everybody does at the right way how much do voters really understand debt vs deficit what incident.
Well we what we're RD and dance floor and the -- -- said.
As flatly -- well -- I they're gonna talk about the fiscal cliff do you want that actually.
Is ahead tonight.
Having no clear of anything like that I'm from Washington I don't know what that means put up Medicare vs Medicaid you know the difference now my parents -- my health insurance -- I have an abortion and gay marriage it's less -- -- details of policy.
And much more about the kind of person.
For presidential candidate is.
John -- -- debates are often about impressions not words.
They remember Gore's sighing and awkward body language and an impatient George Bush checking his watch they remembered now slam -- Why -- my here and one liners.
Jack Kennedy was a front -- Senator you're no Jack Kennedy I am not.
Going to exploit for political purposes.
My opponent's youth and inexperience.
People translated statements -- gestures.
Into insight into a candidate's character.
It's all a -- here to.
So while some lines are practice like Reagan and -- others are spontaneous Hillary you're likeable enough.
No matter how much these guys prepare bill when the red light goes on its live television.
And that's why we.
-- -- thank you William.
Go look at history -- -- and asked them live in Los Angeles.
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